Rare/exotic beauties thread
wonderful like a dragonfly
ahhm,, , my missus, shes ann exotic beaut
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
Wait, I had this beautiful monstrosity also saved
To my knowledge the first ever bike whose frame consists almost entirely of robotic welds.
>>1783457This gives me weird feelings>>1783665Is that a 3D printed? NeatI have been looking for pic related for awhile, I figure it’s one that I could prob snag for fairly cheap
>>1783673It's called 3D printed but in metalworks it actually consists of robots putting layer upon layer of welds.
>>1783353Hello bacon your forgot your trip I think
>>1783457What could possibly be the advantage here
Seems like the thread for my weird hooptie that I don't ride.
>>1783747Nice. 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).
>>1783739Yeah I'm sure that will last
>>1783678judging by the saddle angle, removal of ability to procreate = more time to focus on cycling
>>1783324picked this one up recently on craigslist, I think it's the first year's model before they went with a carbon fork
>>1783754That 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.
>>1783701Really want one of these, but can't quite get to pulling the trigger.
>>1783776Damn, prettyBe 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
>>1783896>>1783894neatthumbnail gives the illusion (lol) that it has no saddle or bars
>>1783900I just love the paintjob.
>>1783955Best looking whatever this is called I've seen yet.
>>1784084Oh yeah, sling bike, the file name says so.
>>1783776Might 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 nowI also wanted a Whyte PRS1. There was one on eBay for awhile, but they wanted like a grand
130 years of Pedersen appreciation
>>1784202guy was asking $650, after test riding it for five minutes I was too hyped to haggle, but could have probably squeezed him a little
>>1783665I'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?
>>1783447I've always loved ultra minimalistic looking bikes with very 80s paint jobs like this oneIndustrial 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
>>1784285Nice, yeah it’s in great condition, so that seems like the right priceI also have wanted a Tioga Disk Drive, but they are also a grand (and probably of questionable structurally integrity now after 30 years)
>>1784660The 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
>>1784662it 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."
>>1783700alright i laughed
>>1783705I cannot understand what that middle crank does
>>1784291the first thing I noticed is how aero deficient this would be and yes probably heavier too
>>1784209I think I've seen a bike frame that looked like that in Vienna yesterday. Is it foldable or something?
>>1785411look more closely. it's a double cog that acts as a stabilizer. this bicycle uses two chains.
>>1785426who are you
>>1783324>>1783329softride bikes make my soft ride the hard ride if you know what I mean
>>1786335That's one stupid design what were they thinking?
>>1786354meant for the Paris-Roubaix race on cobblestones
>>1786364I get the damper but the frame is flawed and uselessly overweighted.
>>1783776>>1784680Oh 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 garageHow do they ride? I hear they kinda springy
>>1785424Nope. Inventor just wanted a stiff frame that could support a hammock seat instead of a saddle.
>>1786335>all that suspension and they still run 23s
>>1786388I don't think I feel anything unique about them, but the feel is absolutely dominated by the behavior of the beam
>>1783324i 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
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.>>1783674Dude how does that fucking steer broooo>>1783754>everything that's painted red is actually cast recycled aluminiumActually cool.
>>1786880Gotta go fast geometry.
>>1786880i love how this has a front derailer just so you can trim on the 1 chainring
>>1784690You know, this doesn't look as uncomfortable as I first thought.
>>1786880>Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert
>>1786887very different handlebars
>>1786918there's nothing beautiful about that ridiculously long chainFWD or bust
>>1787032>losing the second bottle mountHow will roadies cope?
>>1787041What's with the gas cartridge ?
>>1787066For a quick hit of nox. Increases aenerobic performance.
>>1787066>>1787075wa wa wa wa wa wa wa
>>1787238>>1787239I like the wheels.
>>1787238>>1787239those wheels are unironically cool as fuck
>>1787711>>1787713gotta convince some chinese company to make a copy
>>1787667Reaching levels of based unknown to the modern world.
>>1787238those track bars are sex, soviet stuff?
>>1787041but then where does your spares bag go?
>>1788204"tachyon", only made a few hundred, specifically for high level racing in the USSR
>>1788382That is really something. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?
>>1788500From the thumbnail I thought you would sit at the other side.
>>1786887Yea but those bars give a grip like 6-8 inches higher
>>1788381>>1788382So fucking cool.
>>1788640That doesn't look too ridiculous to me.
>>1792731Who made this bike?
>>1787736>chink shitfuck off and stay there
>>1787667That ass saver is just *mwah*
>>1788381>>1788382These look neat, but must weigh a ton. Magn wheels are heavy as fuck
>>1793124Why don't they do rear sus like this today? Seems simpler that the whole crazy linkage stuff we see.
>>1783458> bike has some chipsOne would expect fish to come with chips
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
>>1788500trikes get yikes
>>1793163>all those fixies ittDo you all live in NL or only ride on speed tracks ?
>>1783447fuck i miss my technium. godam bike theives!
>>1793584Not non-compliant enough.
>>1793596This one is dumb and not even very aero, looks like it was designed by some first year design student trying to "reinvent le bicycle">>1793584This one is an actual sonic bike with some great ideas, its just missing disc brake aero covers and a disc rear
>>1793596>those cranksMade me chortle imagining the guy peddling>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOyV-k5m7o0
Now this is podracing
>>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 specializedalso it's an e-road bike, the other one is a time trial bike.
>>1793821Why are the bikes often photographed without the pedals?
>>1793233Idk 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.
So coolI refuse to think that that position allows any athlete to fully use their leg muscles though>>1794150>designed by the creative director of specializedThat makes it even worse, it's really lame >fUCI - fuck UCIWow, very edgy creative director who doesn't understand trailing edges and fairings, I bet it weighs a tonne too
Looks like a Barraki Bionicle
>>1794478*blocks your path*
>>1788865>39 inch wheels
>>1794514Nice bonkleIs that front wheel a rimdrive?
>>1794655Yes, the black hole
Did anyone say Pedersen cargo bike?
>>1795261How do you sit on that thing?
>>1795564You 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.
>>1795648Okay I didn't notice the suspended system. But seriously wouldn't you be wobbling up and down? Did you try that bike?
>>1794512>doesn't understand trailing edges and fairingswhat is this even supposed to mean?>not even very aeronah, 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
>>1794514wow it really does lol
>>1793128probably not enough travel + a little too much friction
>>1797495looks very heavy
>>1793128>>1797507Its 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.
>>1797627Could be worse, could be URT. pic related is my actual bike and I guess lewd enough 4 this thread
>>1797627Didn't I last year read an article from Santa Cruz saying that practice this is all theoretical silliness?
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.
I think this one was done by Jeffrey Bock. His social media pages are cool.
>>1797704Can I buy this new? How much?
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.
>>1797707Yeah, 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.
Black and gold Cinelli, limited edition
>>1797717That 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.
>>1797729I 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.
>>1797733Very interesting posts anon. You keep posting and I’ll keep reading. Thanks bud
>>1797737No 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.
>>1797740>Here's a weird/rare beauty.What is it exactly?
>>1797751An 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
Love this thread tonight friends
>>1797774Looks cool. Here’s the Australian version.
>>1797775basedmy ken evans before it died in a crash
>>1797779We’ve talked before on here. Mine is a bit older.
>>1793163i have a front/rear set of these stupid wheels i found at a tipbuilt really poorly
>>1797387If you want to start throwing insults around its best practice not to reveal yourself as an aero-let while you're doing itThe 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 riderIt 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 minimiseThe 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
>>1797711Nice retro future bike anon.>>1797718So do you wear a black or gold casio with it?
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.
>>1798758Backrooms entity bike
>>1786856>Dude how does that fucking steer brooooIn 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.
Very cool thread
>>1798758cassette on the outside of the frame?! Are there any pics of a real world bike where someone did that?
>>1798270your not using the term 'laminar flow' consistently with anyone>offsetting the laminar flow he would have hadleg 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 areaactually 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 minimiseok, stop posting
>>1799613You 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
>>1799560I don't know of anyBut check out that Allen Millyard mr002 video, you'll probably like it
>>1793596Say this at specialized HQ in Morgan Hill. It's basically just a prototype or design concept bike. Very rough around the edges.
always liked jeff jones bike design philosophy
>>1786335What the fuck is the point of the small chainring? What is that a one tooth difference?
>>1800901I like it but I don't understand it
>>1801123back in the day high cadence was for faggots
>>1801123Half step gearinghttps://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-theory.html#halfstepanother 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.
>>1786880>You've been hit by>You've been struck by
>>1800901Some one please explain this fork. What the Fuck is it and why
>>1801201Truss 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.
>>1801324The fuck is that giga wheel on the right of the pic?
>>1801335Could be a 36" wheel?
>>1801335>>1801337Could just be an optical illusion of an unused 28 inch tire hanging off something in the foreground.
>>1798758>Slightest force in unplanned direction cracks thinnest part of frame and causes cascading failure
>>1802015pretty clean except for that hardware store special rear dropouts.
>>1794251Most 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.
This is the designated "weird, cool shit" thread, yeah?What do you guys think of THIS
>his bike doesn't come with a literal car shifter
>his bike isn't a carWhy can't we have cool things like this anymore bros
>>1802253I got my wife a Meilan x5 a while back to turn her bike into a chargerToo bad she doesn't ride
>>1802234Love 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
>>1801201https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTIF3TqpkH8he talks about it for the first 20sec or so
>>1802195>hardware store specialTake 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.
>>1802523I 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?
why does looking at the pictures of all these "flying saddles" scare me?
>>1802837What do you mean?
>>1802718Hybrid recumbent tandems best.>tfw no hybrid recumbent tandem gf
>>1803432She looks so milky and soft, probably has puffy nipples and silky pubes
>>1803432>hybrid recumbent tandemProbably 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.
>>1803432Holy shit and it's 2WD too. That thing's insane
>>1803432clean af have never seen this before
>>1802223The same could be said about the saddle, the handlebar and even the wheels no?
>>1804083No. Maybe the saddle, but handlebar and wheels aren't something you put on a new bike.