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smallwheeler 06-25-13 07:32 PM

Bikes we like
 
i spend quite a bit of time looking at bikes. i really love them. i know there are others here who feel the same way. i thought i would start a thread where we can share pics of bikes that really catch our eyes for one reason or another. i'll start off with this little beauty i saw recently. it's called alizé 16 bonnet noir. it's a japanese bike with 349 wheels. comes in two sizes: 407mm and 460mm.. shimano sora drive train. dura ace bar end shifters. nice.

http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp...mg60031163.jpg

http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp...mg60031162.jpg

smallwheeler 06-25-13 07:42 PM

another i like is the sugimura progressive. i really like this frame geometry.
406 road:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZtSLQa6nzk...ar11-japan.jpg
mtb:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZtSLQa6nzk...ar11-japan.jpg
16" 305 version:
http://www.progressivebike.co.jp/spo...16116r4001.jpg

http://www.progressivebike.co.jp/spo...16116r4002.jpg

smallwheeler 06-25-13 08:45 PM

bridgestone bikes:

transit sport:

http://www.cycly.co.jp/shop/photo/20...60409698-1.jpg
http://www.cycly.co.jp/shop/photo/20...60409698-2.jpg
http://www.cycly.co.jp/shop/photo/20...60409698-3.jpg

transit super light 14:

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3856/transitq.jpg

transit carbon:

http://www.vouwfiets.nl/images/Bridg...sit_Carbon.jpg

http://www.vouwfiets.nl/images/Bridg...n_gevouwen.jpg

picnica:

http://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/...ne-1990-20.jpg

moulton:

http://blogfiles4.naver.net/data17/2...d_l-ksslll.jpg

brakemeister 06-26-13 08:35 AM

drool

14R 06-26-13 09:41 AM

Not to steal from the OP, but I believe this bike belongs here (since it follows the same archetype of the ones previously mentioned)

http://www.cycleurope.co.jp/archives...ar/photo01.jpg

smallwheeler 06-26-13 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 14R (Post 15785098)
Not to steal from the OP, but I believe this bike belongs here (since it follows the same archetype of the ones previously mentioned)

not stealing- i was hoping others would contribute. and ya, the bianchi is a beauty. it amazes me that these bikes are not stocked by retailers in the US..

mainstreetexile 06-26-13 02:27 PM

The Bonnet Noir and the Bridgestone Transit Sport look awesome.

Can't find any info on that model of the transit sport, do you know if they're still making it?

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 15783308)

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 15783565)


smallwheeler 06-26-13 02:57 PM

the bridgestone transit sport is an older bike. i think those pics are from a vintage restoration. i agree it's an awesome looking machine. i seem to recall a forum member from the philippines who owned one..

smallwheeler 06-26-13 03:59 PM

panasonic:
this is the panasonic springbok. i think of it as sort of the raleigh twenty of japan. seems quite a few people are finding and restoring/upgrading them to road bike standards. pretty nice and has a great frame latch assembly. note the last one is dressed as a bike friday ;)
http://image.ohozaa.com/i/d6b/gw8JbT.JPG
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/9489/dsc0138p.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/...5caaeca1_b.jpg

smallwheeler 06-26-13 04:08 PM

panasonic traincle titanium: a gorgeous bike.

http://active-s.com/blog/img/traincle_dura_1.jpg
http://active-s.com/blog/img/traincle_dura_2.jpg
http://active-s.com/blog/img/traincle_dura_4.jpg
http://active-s.com/blog/img/traincle_dura_5.jpg

smallwheeler 06-26-13 05:04 PM

to continue with the japanese theme, this is one of my favs- the araya micro hurry. it was made in three sizes; 12", 14", and 16". looks like a toy, but was actually a high quality bicycle with a full cromo lugged frame and top of the line components (with prices to match!)
a nicely documented and meticulous restoration can be found here:


http://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images...0403162643.jpghttp://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images...0403162639.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img824/868/bf30.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img17/3410/n0z9.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img20/5462/r6or.jpg

ttakata73 06-27-13 01:24 PM

those Hurry bikes are awesome, talk about a clown bike.

I have amassed a collection of small wheeled bike pics for your perusal.
I find the variations of design on such an old subject fascinating.

14" http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta.../Bicycles%2014
14" Dove http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...0Dove%20BYA412
14" Java X1 http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...14%20Java%20X1
16" http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...6inch%20wheels
20" http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...0inch%20wheels

some bikes I was thinking to make a grocery bike out of
http://s749.photobucket.com/user/tta...cycles%20Cargo

social suicide 06-27-13 04:42 PM

OldSkool. Dig the coon tails!

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9...48533e37_z.jpg


This is why we have yellow-
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9...b33e65c1_z.jpg

social suicide 06-27-13 07:01 PM

These two too.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2860/9...86823ec6_z.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/9...6e20601818.jpg

brakemeister 06-27-13 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by social suicide (Post 15790701)

those brakeline wires.. the sharp ends were poking into your fingers all the time ... who remembers ?

vmaniqui 06-28-13 12:22 AM

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this is what i've been eyeing for awhile now. full carbon fiber and priced at $998++.

http://www.bicyclehero.com/au/cello-...cle-white.html

and they have shimano 105 parts for $1600++
Details

Frame: Full Carbon Fiber frame
Fork: Full carbon airo fork
Brake: Shimano BR-R450
Shifter: Shimano 105 ST-5700
Derailleur: shimano 105 FD-5700-S, Shimano 105 RD-5700-S
Crankset: Shimano 105 FC-5700-S
Rim: AlexRim DA22 451
Hub: Shiamno Tiagra HB-4500
Spoke stainless spoke
Tire: Schwalbe Durano
Weight: 8kg(except pedals)

ttakata73 06-28-13 11:32 AM

You should get that Cello and write a review.
I bet it accelerates well and being carbon it is probably comfy.

smallwheeler 06-28-13 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ttakata73 (Post 15789960)
I have amassed a collection of small wheeled bike pics for your perusal.
I find the variations of design on such an old subject fascinating.

it seems you and i have similar tastes in bikes. i see you have the dahon presto lite in your pics collection. the presto lite is an awesome bike. i thought it was ridiculous that dahon dropped it and replaced it with the curve- definitely not in the same league as the presto. heavier and smaller. i think its interesting that dahon was "forced" to reintroduce this 10 + year old design, but wow.. 1000usd... better to find an old used one and upgrade it.

2013 single speed presto:
http://image.rakuten.co.jp/machinori...presto_sil.jpg

2004 presto 3 speed IGH:
http://img.dooyoo.de/DE_DE/orig/1/1/0/2/0/1102084.jpg

smallwheeler 06-28-13 03:22 PM

love these:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9...48533e37_z.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2860/9...86823ec6_z.jpg

smallwheeler 06-28-13 03:28 PM

here's another one that looks great, but seems nobody sells or rides. i've never seen one in the wild:

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_gener...ded_2000px.jpg

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_gener...1/Subway-1.jpg

dynaryder 06-28-13 05:13 PM

My old Nexus 8 FlyBy weighed just over 27lbs. With roller brakes I bet that one's over 30.

smallwheeler 06-28-13 05:28 PM

"How much does this bike weigh? It’s a common question, and rightly so. But the truth is, there are no industry standards for claiming bike weights—and this leads to a lot of misinformation. Variances exist based on size, frame material, finish and hardware. And as bikes get lighter, these differences become more critical. At Giant, we believe the only way to truly know the weight of any particular bike is to find out for yourself at your local retailer."

wow.. what a cop out! haha!

bjorke 06-29-13 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 15786100)
... the bianchi is a beauty. it amazes me that these bikes are not stocked by retailers in the US..

The SOMA is the only Japanese mini here, AFAIK... US branding but it came wrapped in pages from Yomiuri Shimbun. I've never seen anyone else riding one, and I ride SF daily..... put 50 miles on it just yesterday

Tyrell makes a Ti bike too:

http://www.tyrellbike.com/products/p...index_main.jpg

fietsbob 06-29-13 11:15 AM

Friend had a Moulton with a front Rack mounted Zzipper Fairing..it was Quite nice ..

He gave me his used Zzipper Thriller , I put on my 700c wheel commuter for a long rural commute.



Copenhagen Pedersen site had a cool 20" wheel one displayed, but the site has changed.

http://www.pedersen-bike.dk/

dynaryder 06-29-13 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjorke (Post 15796168)
Tyrell makes a Ti bike too:

DO WANT

Still miss my Ti cross bike.


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