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"Strangest Bike" (informal) contest...(29 posts)

"Strangest Bike" (informal) contest...DougSloan
Jan 14, 2004 7:47 AM
Can anyone beat these?

Introducing the JoeTator......spluti
Jan 14, 2004 8:12 AM
Not cute, just plain weird
Blackstone BikesAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 14, 2004 8:16 AM
This is Yuval Awazu, a guy I went to school with since childhood. He now runs Blackstone Bikes. Check out their site and mission. It's a worthy group, so if you have charity dollars going begging, give them a call.

I corrected your link..Inspiring, Thank youspluti
Jan 14, 2004 8:39 AM
Gracias (nm)Alex-in-Evanston
Jan 14, 2004 9:41 AM
an entire days worth of surfing for candidates hereterry b
Jan 14, 2004 8:37 AM
from atomiczombie.comSpiderman
Jan 14, 2004 8:40 AM
the bike on the left is listed as Guiness' tallest bike in the world.
arguably, my favoriteterry b
Jan 14, 2004 8:42 AM
borrowed from the Chunks via their very generous license.
re: "Strangest Bike" (informal) contest...Akirasho
Jan 14, 2004 8:45 AM

Be the bike.
conference bike is pretty strangeColnagoFE
Jan 14, 2004 8:58 AM
Not technically a "bike"cyclinseth
Jan 14, 2004 9:15 AM
because it has 3 wheels.
So did the fish, but it gets my vote. nmTFerguson
Jan 14, 2004 9:34 AM
re: "Strangest Bike" (informal) contest...Akirasho
Jan 14, 2004 8:58 AM

Be the bike.
Strangest cause its meant to be serious...Marketing Dept
Jan 14, 2004 9:00 AM
I am a huge tt and tri bike fan. But I just don't get this one. That front end looks like they had to aftermarket it to death to make it useable.
ultimate kiddie trailerColnagoFE
Jan 14, 2004 9:28 AM
I like that it even has rear suspension...TFerguson
Jan 14, 2004 9:41 AM
in case you want to venture off road and burn down a forest.
Porno bikeMayday
Jan 14, 2004 9:44 AM
I've got this demented friend who sends all kinds of crazy e-mails (who doesn't, right?). Anyway, he sent me some pictures of a bike that probably would test the limits of acceptability on this site, so I'll just offer a brief description. It's a modified mountain bike with an extra cahinring/bb assembly mounted about halfway up the seattube. An extra chain runs between one of the regular chainrings and the "extra" chainring. Mounted to one of the bolt holes on the upper ring is a steel rod attached to a... ummm ... rubber tool, that sticks up through the saddle. Motion of the pedals turns the upper chainring causing an up and down motion. Well, you get the picture. Strangest bike I've seen by far.
Sounds similar to the bike of painColnagoFE
Jan 14, 2004 9:53 AM
Stationary bike with a leather flap that slaps you in the butt when you pedal it. Saw it in the bicycle curcus this summer at the Fat Tire festival.
Quite Odd but cool...ZenJones
Jan 14, 2004 10:44 AM
Right here at RBR in Gallery area....
Its a BianchiMarketing Dept
Jan 14, 2004 11:18 AM
I am sure that Doug already has one of these.
From that wacky world of downhill mountain bikingChicago_Steve
Jan 14, 2004 11:20 AM
I present the German engineered Nicolai Nucleon TFR...

Hidden deep inside there is a Rohloff internally geared drivetrain

I'd be afraid to let my local Subaru mechanic work on this baby!
why why why WHY WHY???!?!?dante
Jan 15, 2004 1:37 PM
everybody knows that the best designs figure in some way for pedaling to influence the rear suspension. otherwise you'll bob like the old schwinn/lawill designs. That's why the best bikes have some amount of pedal feedback, so that when you pedal it stiffens up the rear suspension and keeps it from "bobbing".

This is nothing but a concentric design, with the chain revolving around the pivot. The internal Rohlf hub will eliminate the chance of a dropped chain, but won't do anything for the pedal bob.

*Maybe* with a Stable Platform shock (5th element, etc) it might be salvageable, but still think it's completely overdone.

perhaps the PigBike.....ukiahb
Jan 14, 2004 11:52 AM
Not strange, but beautiful- you like my bike?boneman
Jan 14, 2004 12:41 PM
This was taken in Bologna, Italy last year in May. Of course, you've got to have the guy checking his text on the phone. Pronto.... This bike, in all seriousness, was awesome. The guy riding it, in love with himself but again, it's Italy. Great city to visit, Ducati's in town and Modena, home of Ferrari's in striking distance. Also know as the food capital of Italy. They're not wrong.
MMMMM bolognaSpecialTater
Jan 14, 2004 1:04 PM
Loved the place. Wish we had more time there.
Ba Da Bing!............ nmDave Hickey
Jan 14, 2004 1:05 PM
wouldn't you love to do a big century event on that? nmDougSloan
Jan 14, 2004 1:48 PM
check out some more weirdo bikes at....tatter
Jan 14, 2004 9:46 PM

a worldwide bicycling disorganization devoted to alleys and's an example of the rat's handywork...
Jan 14, 2004 9:54 PM
The front spot on the top picture looks a little tough on the nuts, even with the waist support.