Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-12, 10:27 PM   #1
Paramount1973 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Paramount1973's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The First State.
Bikes: Schwinn Continental, Schwinn Paramount, Schwinn High Plains, Schwinn World Sport, Trek 420, Trek 930,Trek 660, Novara X-R, Giant Iguana.
Posts: 1,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
And the prize for the most unusual handlebar configuration goes to...

This one:


Craigslist ad is here: http://delaware.craigslist.org/bik/3127917832.html
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 5Le5N25H43Ga3N33Hcc79cb3e1846e7071e70.jpg (58.5 KB, 244 views)
Paramount1973 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-12, 10:35 PM   #2
Drillium Dude 
Senior Member
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sultan, WA
Bikes: 73 Colnago Super, 78 Medici, 79 Dennis Sparrow, 80 Alpina, 81 Bill Davidson custom, 83 Colnago Mexico, 85 Somec Super Corsa, 85 Spinella (Olympia), 02 Bill Davidson custom
Posts: 6,909
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Chin rest? Forehead rest?

Wow.

DD
__________________
My Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/

Drillium Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-12, 10:39 PM   #3
Rx Rider
Geck, wo ist mein Fahrrad
 
Rx Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Front Range
Bikes:
Posts: 715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is that a truck mirror and cleaning supplies? why why why . . .
Rx Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-12, 10:41 PM   #4
zazenzach
Senior Member
 
zazenzach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 1,256
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
a challenger appears
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1322554299414.jpg (92.8 KB, 224 views)
zazenzach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-12, 10:45 PM   #5
Henry III 
is just a real cool dude
 
Henry III's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Thumb, MI
Bikes:
Posts: 3,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I think that was a prototype by Scott that didn't sit well with Lemond. The mirror wasn't aero enough and they thought Fignon's glasses gave give a bad glare when in the sun.
Henry III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-12, 10:46 PM   #6
Paramount1973 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Paramount1973's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The First State.
Bikes: Schwinn Continental, Schwinn Paramount, Schwinn High Plains, Schwinn World Sport, Trek 420, Trek 930,Trek 660, Novara X-R, Giant Iguana.
Posts: 1,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
a challenger appears
Holy sh*t!
Paramount1973 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-12, 10:53 PM   #7
Henry III 
is just a real cool dude
 
Henry III's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Thumb, MI
Bikes:
Posts: 3,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I don't think they ever heard the saying "Less is more". Looking at that reminds me of the Mod's scooters in Quadrophenia with all their mirrors and lights for some reason. lol.
Henry III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-12, 10:59 PM   #8
Rx Rider
Geck, wo ist mein Fahrrad
 
Rx Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Front Range
Bikes:
Posts: 715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
a challenger appears
is that an e-brake for drifting?
Rx Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 12:46 AM   #9
ftimw
Senior Member
 
ftimw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Savannah, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CL ad says "very rare" Yeah, like one-of-a-kind rare.
ftimw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 02:05 AM   #10
michael k
Senior Member
 
michael k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland,Or
Bikes:
Posts: 1,059
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do you 'brake' with your elbows or your forearms???
michael k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 04:02 AM   #11
rootboy 
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Bikes:
Posts: 15,731
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
How to use up old surplus drop bars. Funky.
rootboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 05:02 AM   #12
frantik
Chainstay Brake Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rx Rider View Post
is that a truck mirror and cleaning supplies? why why why . . .
the cleaning supplies are on the table. but probably are needed to keep the mirror clean

and clearly the bars are meant for a passenger to hold onto and do a chin ups while riding
frantik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 05:10 AM   #13
Mos6502
Elitest Murray Owner
 
Mos6502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: 1972 Columbia Tourist Expert III, Columbia Roadster
Posts: 2,662
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


"Very rare" Schwinn Varsity.
Mos6502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 05:57 AM   #14
Gary Fountain
Senior Member
 
Gary Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
Bikes: Colnago (82, 85, 89, 90, 91, 96, 03), 85 Cinelli, 90 Rossin, 83 Alan, 82 Bianchi, 78 Fountain, 2 x Pinarello, Malvern Star (37), Hillman (70's), 80's Beretto Lo-Pro Track, 80's Kenevans Lo-Pro, Columbus Max (95), DeGrandi (80's) Track.
Posts: 2,367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mos6502 View Post


"Very rare" Schwinn Varsity.
How many hand positions does this bar provide? I want one!
Gary Fountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 06:49 AM   #15
The Golden Boy 
Blood And Steel!!
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Bikes: 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra w/ Drop Bars
Posts: 7,324
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
a challenger appears
That's the same bike.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Man Of The Year" Award*

"Go that way, really fast, if something gets in your way- turn." Charles DeMar
The Golden Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 06:52 AM   #16
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Bikes: A few
Posts: 3,550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'm actually feeling sorry for that poor Schwinn. I mean, it's not its fault
3speedslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 07:26 AM   #17
Reynolds 
Passista
 
Reynolds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: 1998 Pinarello Asolo, 1992 KHS Montaņa pro, 1980 Raleigh DL-1, IGH Hybrid, IGH Utility
Posts: 5,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I saw a piece of a wooden broom handle used as a handlebar once. Sadly I hadn't my camera with me.
Reynolds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 07:39 AM   #18
himespau 
Senior Member
 
himespau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes:
Posts: 9,474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
How did they even do that?
himespau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 07:43 AM   #19
Bikes and Jeeps
Senior Member
 
Bikes and Jeeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I was nearby, I would buy it just to save the poor bike.
Bikes and Jeeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 07:51 AM   #20
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 08:05 AM   #21
Velognome 
Get off my lawn!
 
Velognome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Garden State
Bikes: 1917 Loomis, 1923 Rudge, 1930 Hercules Renown, 1947 Mclean, 1948 JA Holland, 1955 Hetchins, 1957 Carlton Flyer, 1962 Raleigh Sport, 1978&81 Raleigh Gomp GS', 2010 Raliegh Clubman
Posts: 6,116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Rotate the bars down and you can carry drunk friends, watermelons or a keg....kinda college utility set up I could have used!
Velognome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 08:21 AM   #22
Mos6502
Elitest Murray Owner
 
Mos6502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: 1972 Columbia Tourist Expert III, Columbia Roadster
Posts: 2,662
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
Rotate the bars down and you can carry drunk friends, watermelons or a keg....kinda college utility set up I could have used!
Pull it all the way back and you have a lap bar to keep you from falling out on the loop de loop.
Mos6502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 09:26 AM   #23
Zoku620
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Capital City, PA
Bikes: 81 Ross T.K., 89 Merlin mtn.
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bet that isn't just one bar under all that tape...

Photos are just proof of concept, use different sized extenders to get proper reach. Add more bars for more cool!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0854.jpg (95.6 KB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0855.jpg (99.0 KB, 56 views)
Zoku620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 06:30 PM   #24
Captain Blight
Senior Member
 
Captain Blight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis
Bikes: -1973 Motobecane Mirage -197? Velosolex L'Etoile -'71 Raleigh Super Course
Posts: 2,473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hideous looks and enormous weight aside, it looks like it might be quite comfortable. Just like my ex in all regards.
Captain Blight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-12, 09:15 PM   #25
Rx Rider
Geck, wo ist mein Fahrrad
 
Rx Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Front Range
Bikes:
Posts: 715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^*riimshot*^
better to roll them forward more, lace up between the bars a little, and put a pillow down for those long rides when you'd like to take a nap. I'm guessing the seller doesn't like things to go to waste.
Rx Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 AM.