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Rare/exotic beauties thread
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wonderful
like a dragonfly
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>>1783324
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ahhm,, , my missus, shes ann exotic beaut
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This is the only pic I have saved. Just always thought anodized aluminum in neon blue set against off white paint was an exotic look
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Wait, I had this beautiful monstrosity also saved
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To my knowledge the first ever bike whose frame consists almost entirely of robotic welds.
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>>1783457
This gives me weird feelings

>>1783665
Is that a 3D printed? Neat


I have been looking for pic related for awhile, I figure it’s one that I could prob snag for fairly cheap
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>>1783673
It's called 3D printed but in metalworks it actually consists of robots putting layer upon layer of welds.
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>>1783353
Hello bacon your forgot your trip I think
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>>1783457
What could possibly be the advantage here
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>>1783678
dickshifting
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Seems like the thread for my weird hooptie that I don't ride.
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>>1783747
Nice. Here's a BMX I used to have a twin of, apparently super limited run, everything that's painted red is actually cast recycled aluminium, also mine had a different handlebar and a six speed cassette. Super heavy chonker overall. The bottom bracket and seat tube were still steel though, and eventually their joint welds just rusted through entirely and one day on my way to school the bottom bracket and pedals just fell off the bike. Trashed it at that point not knowing how rare it was (more so because this was in Germany, not the US).
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>>1783739
Yeah I'm sure that will last
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>>1783678
judging by the saddle angle, removal of ability to procreate = more time to focus on cycling
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>>1783324
picked this one up recently on craigslist, I think it's the first year's model before they went with a carbon fork
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>>1783754
That things carbon from the beginning of the millennium, it works and I have taken it slowly round the street, but am shit scared of it impersonating the titanic coming off a kerb or something. So I just use my frankenbike.
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>>1783701
Really want one of these, but can't quite get to pulling the trigger.
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>>1783776
Damn, pretty
Be careful with that join, I believe the carbon can delaminate there - read about it on forums. Impossible to replace so check carefully. Hope it gives you many happy rides, supposed to be the most comfy tri bike ever invented
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>>1783894
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>>1783896
>>1783894
neat
thumbnail gives the illusion (lol) that it has no saddle or bars
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>>1783900
I just love the paintjob.
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>>1783955
Best looking whatever this is called I've seen yet.
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>>1784084
Oh yeah, sling bike, the file name says so.
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>>1783776
Might I ask what you paid? I also wanted one of these, and thought I might be able to snag one for a few hundo, but that was before covies, so I imagine they go for $500-$1000 now

I also wanted a Whyte PRS1. There was one on eBay for awhile, but they wanted like a grand
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130 years of Pedersen appreciation
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>>1784202
guy was asking $650, after test riding it for five minutes I was too hyped to haggle, but could have probably squeezed him a little
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>>1783665
I've always been intrigued by negative space frames. In theory, they can be made stronger than a tubular frame but the amount of material present in that example makes me believe it's heavier than conventional frames. I'm also curious, would this be or less aero?
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>>1783447
I've always loved ultra minimalistic looking bikes with very 80s paint jobs like this one
Industrial mechanic with good welding skills here, I've fabbed a ton of personal projects in the past and I've always thought about making my own bicycle, is it as straightforward and easy as I think it is? I would probably just be copying an existing frame that I like and be throwing all parts on, other than obvious stuff like making sure the frame is straight and welds are good, is there anything else to it? I'd probably be looking at welding up an aluminum tube frame
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>>1784285
Nice, yeah it’s in great condition, so that seems like the right price


I also have wanted a Tioga Disk Drive, but they are also a grand (and probably of questionable structurally integrity now after 30 years)
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>>1784660
The thing with the one I posted, is that putting it together was easy. It’s a Raleigh Technium, the white bits are steel and since the blue bits are anodized aluminum, it’s literally glued together. I came across the image because I googled the model after I picked up (a boring paint job) one at the thrift store for $20
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>>1784662
it actually also has some interesting wheels, they're Spinergy Spox; quote their site:

"Every PBO spoke contains over 30,000 strands of Polyphenylene Bensobisoxazole fiber, delivering 3-times the strength of stainless steel at just half the weight! PBO fiber strands are encased in a chemical resistant, water / UV proof composite offered in a variety of colors. The outcome is a flexible spoke with incredible strength that will absorb impacts more efficiently while staying in true."
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>>1783700
alright i laughed
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>>1783705
I cannot understand what that middle crank does
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>>1784291
the first thing I noticed is how aero deficient this would be and yes probably heavier too
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>>1785411
Seriously?
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>>1784209
I think I've seen a bike frame that looked like that in Vienna yesterday. Is it foldable or something?
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>>1785411
look more closely. it's a double cog that acts as a stabilizer. this bicycle uses two chains.
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>>1785426
who are you
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>>1783324
>>1783329
softride bikes make my soft ride the hard ride if you know what I mean
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>>1786335
That's one stupid design what were they thinking?
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>>1786354
meant for the Paris-Roubaix race on cobblestones
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>>1786364
I get the damper but the frame is flawed and uselessly overweighted.
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>>1783776
>>1784680
Oh damn, it’s got spox! I cant believe I missed them. I’m a vintage wheel collector and I actually just got a set of spox around november, that have been sitting in my laundry room, cause I fell on an eskate, and fucked up my knee, and have only now been able to ride and putz in the garage

How do they ride? I hear they kinda springy
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>>1785424
Nope. Inventor just wanted a stiff frame that could support a hammock seat instead of a saddle.
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>>1786335
>all that suspension and they still run 23s
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>>1786388
I don't think I feel anything unique about them, but the feel is absolutely dominated by the behavior of the beam
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>>1783324
i always wanted to find some softride tri bike and turn it into a fixie with like punk rock stickers all over it for the absolute height of retardation
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>>1783700
>>1783773
hehe
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How about a shaft-drive recumbent?
The only gripe I've ever had with recs is the horrible chain length (unless it's front wheel drive). Having it be shaft driven makes it look so sleek and beautiful, I wish they were all like this.
Probably last for ever too.

>>1783674
Dude how does that fucking steer broooo
>>1783754
>everything that's painted red is actually cast recycled aluminium
Actually cool.
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>>1786880
Gotta go fast geometry.
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>>1786880
i love how this has a front derailer just so you can trim on the 1 chainring
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>>1784690
You know, this doesn't look as uncomfortable as I first thought.
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>>1786880
>Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert
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>>1786887
very different handlebars
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KP8TN
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>>1786918
there's nothing beautiful about that ridiculously long chain
FWD or bust
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>>1787032
>losing the second bottle mount
How will roadies cope?
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>>1787040
Dont worry
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>>1787041
What's with the gas cartridge ?
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>>1787066
For a quick hit of nox. Increases aenerobic performance.
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>>1787066
>>1787075
wa wa wa wa wa wa wa
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>>1783324
Feet
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>>1787238
>>1787239
I like the wheels.
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>>1787238
>>1787239
those wheels are unironically cool as fuck
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>>1787711
>>1787713
gotta convince some chinese company to make a copy
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>>1787667
Reaching levels of based unknown to the modern world.
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>>1787238
those track bars are sex, soviet stuff?
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Magnesium good
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>>1787041
but then where does your spares bag go?
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>>1788204
"tachyon", only made a few hundred, specifically for high level racing in the USSR
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>>1788452
UUHH
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mega rare
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>>1788498
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>>1788382
That is really something. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?
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>>1788500
From the thumbnail I thought you would sit at the other side.
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>>1788452
drooling
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>>1786887
Yea but those bars give a grip like 6-8 inches higher
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>>1788381
>>1788382
So fucking cool.
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>>1788640
That doesn't look too ridiculous to me.
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>>1792731
Who made this bike?
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>>1792740
https://theradavist.com/cinellis-historic-laser-rivoluzione-prototype/
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>>1787736
>chink shit
fuck off and stay there
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>>1787667
That ass saver is just *mwah*
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>>1788381
>>1788382
These look neat, but must weigh a ton. Magn wheels are heavy as fuck
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>>1793124
Why don't they do rear sus like this today? Seems simpler that the whole crazy linkage stuff we see.
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>>1783458
> bike has some chips
One would expect fish to come with chips
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Do wheels count? I always loved spinergy rev-x's. They are not even that lightweight and are kinda scary to use, but they are stylish af

>inb4 'what's with that bike'
The saddle is not adjusted in pic, but riding a floppy steel 60's frame on questionable 90's carbon wheels with slicks and a rather big, fixed gear setup and only a minimal frontbrake, gives a man a certain rush. Had this bike for 4 years but decided to sell the wheels last year while they (and me) where still intact
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>>1788500
trikes get yikes
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>>1793163
>all those fixies itt
Do you all live in NL or only ride on speed tracks ?
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>>1793133
heh
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>>1783447
fuck i miss my technium. godam bike theives!
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Peak aero
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>>1793584
Not non-compliant enough.
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>>1793596
This one is dumb and not even very aero, looks like it was designed by some first year design student trying to "reinvent le bicycle"
>>1793584
This one is an actual sonic bike with some great ideas, its just missing disc brake aero covers and a disc rear
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>>1793596
>those cranks
Made me chortle imagining the guy peddling
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOyV-k5m7o0
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Now this is podracing
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>>1793772
>looks like it was designed by some first year design student trying to "reinvent le bicycle"
it was designed by the creative director of specialized
also it's an e-road bike, the other one is a time trial bike.
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>>1793821
Why are the bikes often photographed without the pedals?
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>>1794251
autism
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>>1793233
Idk about the other anons, but I live in Dutchland yes. Never rode that bike on speed track tho, I used it mostly in weekends to hunt roaming packs of the spandex brigade. Either tagging along for a while or passing them at breakneck speeds.
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So cool
I refuse to think that that position allows any athlete to fully use their leg muscles though


>>1794150
>designed by the creative director of specialized
That makes it even worse, it's really lame
>fUCI - fuck UCI
Wow, very edgy creative director who doesn't understand trailing edges and fairings, I bet it weighs a tonne too
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Looks like a Barraki Bionicle
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>>1794478
*blocks your path*
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>>1788865
>39 inch wheels
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>>1794514
Nice bonkle
Is that front wheel a rimdrive?
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>>1794655
Yes, the black hole
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Did anyone say Pedersen cargo bike?
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>>1795261
How do you sit on that thing?
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>>1795564
You straddle the saddle, just like you do on any other bike. The saddle being suspended between two posts like a hammock instead of being perched on top of one post doesn't really change that.
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>>1795648
Okay I didn't notice the suspended system. But seriously wouldn't you be wobbling up and down? Did you try that bike?
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>>1794512
>doesn't understand trailing edges and fairings

what is this even supposed to mean?

>not even very aero

nah, it's definitely got one of the lowest cd of any bike in this thread, which is fucking obvious because it's definitely not legal for anything. Anyway, you're a goddamn moron, n0kosage42069 goes in all fields
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>picyle
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>>1794514
wow it really does lol
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>>1793128
probably not enough travel + a little too much friction
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>>1797495
looks very heavy
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>>1793128
>>1797507
Its because you do not want the rear wheel to travel in arc throughout its travel, it gives terrible performance under pedalling and breaking

modern linkages make the wheel move in a linear motion up and down.
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>>1797627
Could be worse, could be URT. pic related is my actual bike and I guess lewd enough 4 this thread
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>>1797627
Didn't I last year read an article from Santa Cruz saying that practice this is all theoretical silliness?
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>>1783324
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Chapman makes some deliciously practical bikes that are beautifully made.

Like the internal wiring, the direct-mount center pull brakes (sometimes he uses MAFACs) and the rear light mount that's a braze-on, some of them screw in under the saddle then I presume rise up through the seatpost. Some of his paint jobs are really cool, and I think he makes his own racks, too.
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I think this one was done by Jeffrey Bock. His social media pages are cool.
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>>1797704
Can I buy this new? How much?
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This is a Bridgestone. Some of them are known as 'Kabuki' but they're neat bikes, technologically.

Alloy lugs on stainless steel tubes (weird, right?). This was their Submariner model.

In the '70s, weirdly, dept. store bikes innovated by adding disc brakes. They were absolutely a boat anchor on top of the already-hefty weight of a low-end bike.

This one in particular grabbed my eye because it came with ALL the goodies of the day- must have been a special model, as it has a braze-on mounting point for a dynamo, which itself has a debris shield. Never seen those fenders on anything else, either, and the racks are cool and have front mount points on the fork.

SunTour power-ratcheting shifting, and what looks like a rolls saddle, and a spoke-breaker lock.

All in all, the bike's definitely weird, and even just a Submariner on its own is kind of technologically just about as 'oddball' as a Raleigh Technium.
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>>1797707
Yeah, they're outta Rhode Island. Got a neat social media page, too, with a lotta builds on there. Way more detailed pics, too, incl. some nice up-close shots.
I think they START at around $3,250- not counting 'all the extras' like frame mounts and braze-ons on the stays for the spokes and all. But you CAN buy 'em new, if that's what you mean.
https://www.chapmancycles.com/
Seems about the going rate-

A Waterford (formerly the Schwinn Paramount factory), costs $2,500ish for a very basic-looking handmade 'custom bike' that's an R-33. Their Artisan models have fancy lugs and go for the exact same as what Champan's asking.

Dunno what Chapman is making his out of.

So, you know, yeah. Custom steel's very expensive.
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Black and gold Cinelli, limited edition
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>>1797717
That IS a fair bit of money. I assume the componentry is pretty high spec too. Such is the life of a man who appreciates fine steel.
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>>1797729
I think for both companies, those prices are JUST frame and fork. Theoretically, you're probably on your own for components. But if you've got $3.5k to drop on a steel frame, you're not exactly concerned about components, either. Hooray for bifurcated economies.

But theoretically nothing's stopping you from putting on AliExpress or Wal-Mart parts, lol.

This here's a Raleigh Lenton. Think a Raleigh Sports-

Shared a Raleigh Sports' frame degrees. Fenders, Dynamo hub, all the same geometries and things that made the Raleigh Sports a great bike and commuter.

But with Alloy rims, handlebars, stem, and, oh, right, the frame/fork is all Raleigh 531. Cost less than a Superbe, somehow.

Only made 'em for a few years, but seriously these things are worth saving. Basically took all the flaws of the Raleigh Sports and solved them.
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>>1797733
Very interesting posts anon. You keep posting and I’ll keep reading. Thanks bud
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>>1797737
No problem. Been volunteering for bike co-ops for YEARS and even had a used bike shop with a cousin at one point so by now I oughta know all this...
Here's a weird/rare beauty.
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>>1797740
>Here's a weird/rare beauty.
What is it exactly?
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>>1797751
An old Schwinn Hornet, Electro-forged. The beach cruiser had one gear. These klunkers started out as the original basis for Mountain Bikes, because Schwinn's were so overbuilt/strong, with thick tires. It's why mountain bikes in the '80s and '90s had 559 size tires (beach cruiser rim size.)

Started out probably a Schwinn Jaguar or Deluxe.

Then the owner put a disc brake welded onto on the rear, added a claw derailleur, which means they re-spaced the rear dropouts to accommodate the wider Over Locknut Diameter. Also requires changing the chain to a derailleur type.

Then gave it non-stock, sporty wheels and modern tires. Typically people collect these and try to keep them in showroom condition.

This guy went a totally different direction- yet also kept the basic aesthetics (gave it a nice paint job after welding on the disc brake tabs, for example, that matches the original style Schwinn might've put on it), and even went through the trouble of getting the fender light to look good.

Those things attract rust like you would not believe.

In fact, there's hardly a spec of rust on it anywhere, and for whatever reason, these things attract dents and dings on the paint like mad, too, but no sign of it.

Someone went through a LOT of trouble to get it like this.

And y'know what? It looks neat.

Pretty sure they took the light from a '53.
https://bikehistory.org/bikes/hornet/images/1960-hornet.jpg
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Love this thread tonight friends
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>>1797774
Looks cool. Here’s the Australian version.
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>>1797775
based

my ken evans before it died in a crash
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>>1797779
We’ve talked before on here. Mine is a bit older.
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>>1793163
i have a front/rear set of these stupid wheels i found at a tip

built really poorly
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>>1797387
If you want to start throwing insults around its best practice not to reveal yourself as an aero-let while you're doing it

The fairing only does anything to keep laminar flow together when you're in a very very aggressive aero tuck, and its practically an air wedge the rest of the time. Plus there's no guarantee it even diverts the air over the rider - it probably creates drag because of the turbulent behind the cutoff area, which then hits the rider and has to pass around him creating more drag and even offsetting the laminar flow he would have had. This is why you don't see this meme fairing on any bikes, UCI/ironman legal or not. Because most of the time its just a massive plow increasing the frontal profile and creating turbulent air to hit the rider

It also has ludicrous tri spoke wheels which make more drag than spoked wheels due to each spoke being very wide, again frontal profile being the thing we are trying to minimise

The rear tail fairing and missing seat tube is the only good thing about its design. Its probably also heavy as fuck. I don't care if he put some gay baby motor in it, the same motor in an actual TT bike with a proper rear fairing and a disc wheel would make something worthwhile, this just looks like ugly CAD trash made by a brainlet
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>>1797711
Nice retro future bike anon.
>>1797718
So do you wear a black or gold casio with it?
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Generative design looks so cool

I like when it's implemented subtly though. Frames don't need to be at the razor's edge between crumpling into pieces at the first knock so trad tubing is probably best, but you could definitely let a computer design the most efficient lugs for tubing, cranks or a stem, flanges for a hub, supports for the chainrings etc.
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>>1798758
Backrooms entity bike
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>>1786856
>Dude how does that fucking steer broooo
In the middle. I think it was developed from some sorta upper body exercise bike (because it takes more upper body movement to balance) by simply putting road wheels on it.
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Very cool thread
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>>1798758
cassette on the outside of the frame?! Are there any pics of a real world bike where someone did that?
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>>1798270

your not using the term 'laminar flow' consistently with anyone

>offsetting the laminar flow he would have had

leg hair will even o"""""ffset"""" laminar flow, whatyour actually saying is more like,

>the energy loss due to turbulent vortixes in second case is ackyuyally greater jher[pa dderpa her pa rape my face i suck


>were trying tom inimzie frontal area

actually ur trying to go around the course the fastest fucking ignoramus

>>It also has ludicrous tri spoke wheels which make more drag than spoked wheels due to each spoke being very wide, again frontal profile being the thing we are trying to minimise

ok, stop posting
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>>1799613
You might have a better grasp on technical terminology but you're still yet to explain why that gay fairing does anything other than stop the breeze from ruffling your wrist hairs, so sage my nuts
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>>1799560
I don't know of any
But check out that Allen Millyard mr002 video, you'll probably like it
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>>1793596
Say this at specialized HQ in Morgan Hill. It's basically just a prototype or design concept bike. Very rough around the edges.
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>>1786355
thanks doc
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always liked jeff jones bike design philosophy
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>>1786335
What the fuck is the point of the small chainring? What is that a one tooth difference?
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>>1800901
I like it but I don't understand it
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>>1801123
back in the day high cadence was for faggots
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>>1801123
Half step gearing
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-theory.html#halfstep

another reason is you need the front derailer for chain retention and you need to be able to move it for trim.
So there might as well be another chainring.
You'll see old TT bikes that have a front derailer, shifter, and 1 chainring.
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>>1786880
>You've been hit by
>You've been struck by
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>>1800901
Some one please explain this fork. What the Fuck is it and why
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>>1801201
Truss fork, basically applying the logic of a bike frame but to just a fork. Jones say this shape offers more judder and vibration absorption than other rigid forks while reducing flex or torsion in any other direction, for example while braking. While there's probably some truth to this the effects are probably a little exaggerated, and it's heavier than a regular fork. They also market it in combination with a bikepacking fork pack that just straps to the sides of the fork, in which case it's probably a more rigid and lasting solution than bolting the heft of your cargo to some bottle bosses on a regular fork.
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>>1801324
The fuck is that giga wheel on the right of the pic?
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>>1801335
Could be a 36" wheel?
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>>1801335
>>1801337
Could just be an optical illusion of an unused 28 inch tire hanging off something in the foreground.
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>>1798758

>Slightest force in unplanned direction cracks thinnest part of frame and causes cascading failure
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>>1802015
pretty clean except for that hardware store special rear dropouts.
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>>1794251
Most high-end bikes don't come with pedals because they assume you already have your preferred make of clipless pedals, so it would be useless to include a pedal that doesn't work with 25%+ of people's cleats. So most of these press photos don't include pedals.
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This is the designated "weird, cool shit" thread, yeah?

What do you guys think of THIS
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>his bike doesn't come with a literal car shifter
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>his bike isn't a car

Why can't we have cool things like this anymore bros
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>>1802253
I got my wife a Meilan x5 a while back to turn her bike into a charger
Too bad she doesn't ride
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>>1802251
>soulless

vs

>>1802252
>soul
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>>1802234
Love Rob English bikes, not only are they immensely well executed and cool designs but the paint jobs are often really interesting and exactly my taste, like the green one in yours
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>>1801201
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTIF3TqpkH8

he talks about it for the first 20sec or so
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>>1802195
>hardware store special

Take that back, fucker, just one dropout alone requires over four minutes of milling time, and it's made from actual aircraft-grade heat-treated 6061 aluminum. Just to cut it requires a bargain-bin four-flute endmill, and it's spinning at over 24,000 RPM... because that's the lowest setting on the wood router.
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>>1802523
I hate it. Make the stoker stock his nose up the captains butt in the pursuit of aero, but still decide to make the frame an upright design.
Tandem recumbent with aero fairings when?
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why does looking at the pictures of all these "flying saddles" scare me?
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>>1802837
What do you mean?
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>>1802718
Hybrid recumbent tandems best.

>tfw no hybrid recumbent tandem gf
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>>1803432
She looks so milky and soft, probably has puffy nipples and silky pubes
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>>1803432
>hybrid recumbent tandem
Probably the only tandem that looks non-gay and like it would be fun that I've ever seen. It might even be... allah forgive me, cool.
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>>1803432
Holy shit and it's 2WD too. That thing's insane
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>>1802015
Epic
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>>1803432
clean af
have never seen this before
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>>1802223
The same could be said about the saddle, the handlebar and even the wheels no?
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>>1804083
No. Maybe the saddle, but handlebar and wheels aren't something you put on a new bike.
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>>1804083
thats often kinda true with wheels lots of high end race bikes spec cheapish wheels but you might still train on those wheels. Expensive road bikes tend to try to meme you into some proprietary fit/steering system these days so not really about the bars.
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>>1807772
Gods, what the fug
This girl looks like a deviantart porn render, it's very hard to tell whether it's real from the thumbnail. She's uncannily pretty
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>>1786335
beautiful
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>>1808425
That’s a boy lmao
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>>1807772
Mama mia, I'd let her raise my seat post a few inches. I'd throw some grease in her bottom bracket. If you catch my meaning
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>>1808721
No it's not, look at skull angles
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>>1809062

Do you care to elaborate what you are referring to?
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post more bikes
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>>1808425
>This girl
is Selena Gomez in Vogue from 2017
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>>1813058
cute! but makes me feel like a paedo
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>>1813058
Looks like a child, who could possibly find this attractive
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>>1813568
obviously (fun fact, she is older)
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>>1813626
Put your saddle up you fucking old hag
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>>1813626
isn't she a blob now?
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>>1803432
>hybrid tandem
>split power drive
now that is sick, I want to see more tandems like this
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Houston Bicycle Museum
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>>1814444
I like this display stand that's custom made to hold 25x700C and nothing else. Looks neat.
Someone needs to pump up the tyres on the wooden bike in the background.
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>>1814469
The museum kinda looks like it's been sort of thrown together; it's not very organized. So I'm not surprised there's something like a flat tire. If I remember hearing correctly from when I went in 2019, the reason it was like this was because they were raising money for a new building, so this one was just temporary. I wonder though how they fared these past two years. I also wish I'd taken better photos.
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>>1814469
>Someone needs to pump up the tyres on the wooden bike in the background.
they would have to replace the tubes, heresy
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>>1814538
How nice of them to include a carrying bag for my dragon dildo.
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These have to be from the early eighties
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And I save the best for last, Miyata Century
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I don't know why the last pic was rotated. Anyways that's all I have for you all. Hope you enjoyed
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Presenting the The Itera Plastic Bicycle.
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soft
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Blessed thread
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>>1793163
Nice stylish bike.
Love the mix of such different parts.

Those wheels, yeah, I wouldn't use them seriously for anything other than flexing around the city on a leisure ride but them aesthetics man.

This kind of frankenstein bike is why I love bikes and what gets my attention.
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>>1816943
is that like some kindof petrol engine hub motor? whats going on at the rear hub?? looks like fuel tanks
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2WD MTB
https://youtu.be/GNbNcTgKCvg
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>>1818089
Pretty cool, but also pretty retarded. Imagine how much energy is lost in friction
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>>1818644
EPO exists for a reason anon.
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>>1818089
Nice, but also every e-bike with a front hub motor is technically 2WD. Also does a driven front wheel lose grip more easily in turns?
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Saw this one while looking through the folder for something else.
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>>1814631
That's one way of making a belt compatible frame not look absolutely disgusting
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>>1802349
>EGS Up-Cage
>Full Suspension
>Road bike

Whoa!
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>>1807772
giwtwm
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>>1783324
>>1783329
I'm in love
Can you still buy these?
Do they cost more than a fucking car/motorcycle?
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>>1783665
IF this was done by a robot why did it do such a fucking SHIT JOB?!
I want to speak to the AI and call it trash and hurt its robot feelings
Humans need to make AI feel ashamed of itself
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>>1814638
I have a Dura Ace crank from 1981 and it looks nothing like that.
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>>1827570
softride stopped making bikes in 2007 after they got banned, but you can always find a few on ebay
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Glad to see this based thread is still up
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>>1827570
not produced any more
I'm in love with their aesthetic and the concept of a suspension seatpost but there were a number of things that turned me off

- the pivot/joint between the carbon and the frame is prone to delamination, and once this is fucked, good luck finding a replacement
- they're pretty heavy frames, even the carbon monocoque
- thief magnets if you ever leave one locked up
- no room for fenders or wider rear tyre, from the era of anorexic tyres
- no disc mount possible (i live in a wet country)
- expensive as hell today
- How much do I actually need that degree of rear suspension? When I'm on the road my rear tyre and seatpost absorb a lot of vibrations, and I stand up when going over any rough terrain. For proper rough terrain I have a cross country mtb. Yes it's comfy, but so is a rolls royce, doesn't make it a necessity for all the other compromises.

Peak aesthetics though. Especially that yellow.
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>>1827890
>How much do I actually need that degree of rear suspension? When I'm on the road my rear tyre and seatpost absorb a lot of vibrations, and I stand up when going over any rough terrain. For proper rough terrain I have a cross country mtb. Yes it's comfy, but so is a rolls royce, doesn't make it a necessity for all the other compromises.
Yeah but what if you had a softride MTB?
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>>1828394
the original bikepacking rig
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>>1827900
>softride mtb
>spinergy wheels
is it possible to be more suicycle than that?
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>>1828395
Those bags are pretty kino
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>>1828395
>the original bikepacking rig
dafuq bro
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>>1828466
That guy is so alpha the women literally bow down before him.
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>>1828484
They don't for you?
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>>1828466
what blows me away is that this nigger was zooming round the globe in the pre-car era, merrily bouncing down ox tracks and mountain footpaths to feudal ass-end-of-nowhere in an age where recreational camping was unheard of and english was barely spoken, on an iron and solid rubber deathtrap, all while wearing the most dapper cotton and wool (quite possibly the worst materials for high exertion humid heat and monsoon seasons). A good reminder to nut up.
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woah there nelly
can't be lettin a gem of a thread like this go to pasture

rust effect s-works venge, has rat-rod pinstripes on the top bar too
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>>1830722
I don't know why, but the extra stem spacers and the skinny stem really give that area an improvised look.
The crankset and wheel decals kind of spoil the whole ratty look though, should've thrown some hazy mooneyes on it somehow.
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>>1830795
>mooneyes
kino
agreed about the crankset. What would you to deep wheels to rat them? I'm thinking mismatching tyre color, maybe a fatter one at the back, and some kind of metallic scratches on the carbon rims as if they're salvage. Oil drips and the odd flash of colour, maybe insulation-tape wrapped cranks and a lot more heavily worn and chopped looking components.
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>>1783776
so after riding this for a while, two main complaints:

the aluminum fork is pretty harsh, makes sense why you never see a softride without a carbon fork

I'm still working on adjusting the saddle position, there's a very wide range for tweaking everything, and the beam flex makes it harder to nail down
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>>1783776
love these stupid things
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>>1803432
how do you turn without twisting the front wheel chain? do you just signal the guy in the front to stop pedaling when turning?
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>>1832190
it looks like the headset is in the middle of the frame not over the front wheel like usual
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>>1832202
Take a closer look. See that stay going from the bottom of the steerer to the fork crown? Guess what it does.
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>>1832207
huh. well, there's so much slack in the front chain I guess it just flexes?
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>>1784619
Factory-ready for gay pride parade
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>>1803432
now put two competent riders and a fairing on top of it
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>>1814532
I find it cool that the museum is just a random office space with bikes everywhere as if everyone working there somehow was commuting on crazy stuff or something
peak soul
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>>1799560
Lotus 108 has its cog outside the frame
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string instead of chain, hmm

https://www.stringbike.com/
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>>1837746
wtf am I looking at? There's only one pedal? Also the drive is not constant?
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>>1838173
I kinda like it
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>>1786880
No trail whatsoever.
Front wheel attached to the downtube
Wheel base shorter than an Asian Shlong


This is the most 70s bike ever
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2006 FRM 10HP 4.0, and I want one so badly...



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