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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:54 pm

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Ugh! Eeeeasy stomach :roll:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Wal42 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:22 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Ugh! Eeeeasy stomach :roll:






Great effort to make what may have been a sexy retro bike into something you'd be ashamed to be seen dropping off at the tip, someone should buy it, restore it to it's former glory & whack the current owner in the head for doing that to a bike.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:38 am

Yes a nasty way to treat a bike........but then I can see some practical advantages.........such as the paint damage to the top tube from securing the bike with a rough piece of chain reducing the chances of it being pinched.

The cut down handle bars make for a nice aero riding position, and would make it easier to store the bike in a narrow hallway or behind the washing machine........and I particularly like the neatly rolled up left over cable from the front brake as you never know when that may come in handy. :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:12 am

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Didn't see the brake cable stash, greyhoundtom. That's ugly gold!

Imagine how ugly the owner is.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby il padrone » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:01 am

I reckon the whole deal is a pi$$take..... and you've all had the pi$$ taken :wink:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby sumgy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:27 am

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Not sure about this one I must say ... more on the bike for those interested at Charlie the Bike Monger

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That is proof that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jimsheedy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:55 am

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One of the worst color schemes I have ever seen. Incredibly they are even worse in real life. Consistently terrible paint jobs seems to be Colnago's Raison detre.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:40 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:45 am

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BTW it is for sale in Perth ... $900 and it is all yours.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ILMB » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 am

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BTW it is for sale in Perth ... $900 and it is all yours.

Andrew


Don't be so cruel! :cry:

I have a Koga Miyata and it's the BEST bike for hilly urban transport with heavy grocery etc loads. :)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:55 pm

ILMB wrote:Don't be so cruel! :cry:

I have a Koga Miyata and it's the BEST bike for hilly urban transport with heavy grocery etc loads. :)


Nothing wrong with the bike, but if you have your stem/handlebars set up like that ....

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ILMB » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:02 am

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ILMB wrote:Don't be so cruel! :cry:

I have a Koga Miyata and it's the BEST bike for hilly urban transport with heavy grocery etc loads. :)


Nothing wrong with the bike, but if you have your stem/handlebars set up like that ....

Andrew


I do have the butterfly handle bars, albeit more horizontal, and that's part of what's great about the ride. Initially my reaction was like yours, but I now prefer them to any other handlle bars beacuse of the infinite hand positions. Only problem is I don't know how to attach a mirror without compromising the handle bar's functionality...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:23 am

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Aww, c'mon. That's plain awesome :mrgreen:

How often do you reckon Zipp have been asked about mudguard clearance on a disk wheel???
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:27 am

Ozkaban wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Image

Andrew

Aww, c'mon. That's plain awesome :mrgreen:

How often do you reckon Zipp have been asked about mudguard clearance on a disk wheel???


more importantly "will it handle a 3 speed cassette"? :mrgreen:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Ozkaban » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:18 am

jasonc wrote:
Ozkaban wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Image

Andrew

Aww, c'mon. That's plain awesome :mrgreen:

How often do you reckon Zipp have been asked about mudguard clearance on a disk wheel???


more importantly "will it handle a 3 speed cassette"? :mrgreen:

I'm in a (boring) meeting... Had to explain sudden outburst of laughter...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:12 pm

jasonc wrote:
Ozkaban wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Image

Andrew

Aww, c'mon. That's plain awesome :mrgreen:

How often do you reckon Zipp have been asked about mudguard clearance on a disk wheel???


more importantly "will it handle a 3 speed cassette"? :mrgreen:


And what about coaster brakes?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:36 pm

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Livetoride » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:57 pm

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This one is kinda cool BatBike
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Marto » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:43 pm

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Nice welding!

I've noticed that most photos in this thread don't have an ugly background, despite the ugliness of the foreground objects.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby munga » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:42 pm

ILMB wrote:..Only problem is I don't know how to attach a mirror without compromising the handle bar's functionality...


uhh. the one on your helmet isn't enough?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ILMB » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:24 pm

munga wrote:
ILMB wrote:..Only problem is I don't know how to attach a mirror without compromising the handle bar's functionality...


uhh. the one on your helmet isn't enough?


Do you have a link? How does a helmet mirror work? Thanks
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ZepinAtor » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:00 am

ILMB wrote:
munga wrote:
ILMB wrote:..Only problem is I don't know how to attach a mirror without compromising the handle bar's functionality...


uhh. the one on your helmet isn't enough?


Do you have a link? How does a helmet mirror work? Thanks


In keeping with the theme of the bike you could just bolt a truck mirror on the side of the fork..........(lots of sarcasm intended & yes I am a wanna-be lycra racer boy mamil)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:07 am

ILMB wrote:..Only problem is I don't know how to attach a mirror without compromising the handle bar's functionality...
munga wrote:uhh. the one on your helmet isn't enough?
ILMB wrote:Do you have a link? How does a helmet mirror work? Thanks

Perhaps I am overly cynical, but I thought munga was gently teasing you - eg bikesnob says "The helmet mirror is perhaps one of the dorkiest cycling accessories, second only to the reflective vest". As for a helmet mirror, would you prefer
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby munga » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:09 am

:wink:
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ILMB » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:25 am

find_bruce wrote:Perhaps I am overly cynical, but I thought munga was gently teasing you


That's not hard :oops:

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