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Ugly ebay bike of the day...(19 posts)

Ugly ebay bike of the day...ClydeTri
Dec 17, 2002 8:22 AM
Submitted for consideration as ugly ebay bike of the day:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1981511619
oh my GOSH...weiwentg
Dec 17, 2002 9:01 AM
correct me if I'm wrong, but they don't usually put 650c wheels on large aero bikes, right?
I sort of pity the buyer, though.
Insert circus music sound track (eom)teoteoteo
Dec 17, 2002 9:13 AM
more like Twilight Zone!! (nm)weiwentg
Dec 17, 2002 9:38 AM
And see seller's other aution -- for a bear in a tutu. (nm)PseuZQ
Dec 17, 2002 2:31 PM
oh my GOSH...ClydeTri
Dec 17, 2002 9:28 AM
I think they might have years ago...but they figured out that anything above 58 cm or so needed 750cm wheels..I am guessing that is a 64 cm or bigger from just looking at it.
oh my GOSH...fbg111
Dec 17, 2002 10:43 AM
I sort of pity the buyer, though.

I pity the owner, esp. if that's a custom fit. This bike is all out of proportion.
That really needs a naked girlfriend. Ugly of the month! nmSpunout
Dec 17, 2002 9:13 AM
re: 'approx 34 inch standover'JS Haiku Shop
Dec 17, 2002 9:35 AM
I have a 34" standover on my 57 cm 700c merckx (c-c). can 650c wheels make that much difference? this frame is a 63 cm.
eeeewwww... nmNo_sprint
Dec 17, 2002 10:49 AM
We have a winner! nmrwbadley
Dec 17, 2002 10:58 AM
I could renovate my house...WrigleyRoadie
Dec 17, 2002 11:14 AM
...with all that cable and plumbing.

Picture that thing in a tight corner.... TIMBER!
New concept? - (nearly) vertical seatstays (nm)B2
Dec 17, 2002 12:19 PM
Isn't there a law against this? (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Dec 17, 2002 12:53 PM
This bike is obviously too big for the owner.brider
Dec 17, 2002 1:39 PM
Or at least the last person to ride it. Note the low seat height relative to the top tube. I'm thinking this person was either a first time buyer or received the bike as a freebie (hand-me-down) from big brother. In any case, it looks goofy. But then again, have you seen Wilt Chamberlain's road bike? Looks about the same, but with 700 wheels.
I don't understand the fussDougSloan
Dec 17, 2002 2:22 PM
I don't get it. Most little wheel bikes look strange if you are used to 700c wheels. In other respects, it just looks like a very tall frame. Looks fine to me.

Doug
It's still UGLY!!!!!TREKY
Dec 17, 2002 3:38 PM
re: you could fit alot of clowns on that bikejrm
Dec 17, 2002 2:42 PM
i see a circus in its future.
re: Ugly ebay bike of the day/Is Manute Bol taking up cycling asRTC
Dec 18, 2002 7:49 AM
his next endeavor into the sporting world. Really was looking forward to him taking up hockey, but they don't make equipment big enough for that thing! All kidding aside, if he can help the people of Sudan, then more power to him!

RTC