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Artkansas 12-03-13 08:14 PM

Beautiful Bicycles
 
This bike was very inspirational to me when I first saw it.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sAHGAAR7Bc...und+hugger.JPG

What bicycles do you love?

Dave Cutter 12-03-13 08:27 PM

The folks (Brad and his wife KoolCat/Cathy) over at Atomic Zombie are very much into the DIY recumbent and electric bicycles. They sell plans and special parts and host galleries of pictures, and a forum to help with advice and ideas.

bjtesch 12-03-13 08:30 PM

I date back to the "all steel" era- a red DeRosa I saw in a magazine story was my dream. Today it would be considered just an "old steel bike".

mconlonx 12-03-13 09:10 PM

http://www.theradsport.com/wp-conten...les-tf5-1.jpeg

mconlonx 12-03-13 09:33 PM

http://www.singletracklink.com/wp-co...Frameangle.jpg

mconlonx 12-03-13 09:36 PM

http://www.pedersenbicycles.com/imag...rastudio34.jpg

Zinger 12-03-13 09:37 PM

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No contest here. The '50s, '60s, '70s & '80s lugged steel bikes rule for looks.

This one a '73 Italvega

mconlonx 12-03-13 09:38 PM

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/ima...inless_Lrg.jpg

jbchybridrider 12-03-13 10:21 PM

For me it's Olympia or nothing, well maybe Ricardo but Olympia has been around 120 years and always family owned. There also the most historic brand always making high end racers.
I will never sell my 1490gram EL-OS Fusari, Neverrrrr.

Linky > http://www.olympiacicli.it/eng/index.php

Artkansas 12-03-13 10:55 PM

My dad just showed me the kind of bike he had when he was a kid. A Monark Silver King. It had an aluminum frame back in 1938.

http://classiccycleus.com/home/wp-co...Silverking.jpg

bikebuddha 12-03-13 11:06 PM

This bike is very nice it only needs an IGH and a chain guard.

http://www.cyclofiend.com/cc/images/...2-00300004.jpg

Jeff Wills 12-03-13 11:22 PM

Bwa-ha-ha-ha....

https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/...70009781_n.jpg

Jeff Wills 12-03-13 11:25 PM

OK, this is a trike, but hands-down the prettiest human-powered vehicle I ever saw:

http://home.comcast.net/~jeff_wills/vector/lg-vectr.jpg

jbchybridrider 12-03-13 11:38 PM

Was it Stan Lee's super humans where a guy reached 85mph in some thing like that?

Allen 12-03-13 11:41 PM

http://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/...006-28254h.jpg
The Wright Flyer, circa 1900.

Artkansas 12-03-13 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Allen (Post 16299263)

Just ship it to me, please. :D

Allen 12-04-13 12:13 AM

Wilber and Orville were amazing. Those are the most stunning fork and chain stay crowns I have ever seen.

Zinger 12-04-13 03:33 AM

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Wilber and Orville were amazing. Those are the most stunning fork and chain stay crowns I have ever seen.

What are those rims ? Wood ? Brass ? Copper ? And that Crankset looks almost like a Rene Herse.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=353814

This is Major Taylor's 1899 Eagle Quad Stay track bicycle

bikeguyinvenice 12-04-13 04:12 AM

Probably one of the best looking bikes I have ever run across

http://northcarolinacyclist.files.wo...ed-nocom12.jpg

jbchybridrider 12-04-13 04:25 AM

Deleted post, cat jumped on the key board.

jbchybridrider 12-04-13 04:35 AM

Haha!

jbchybridrider 12-04-13 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider (Post 16299258)
Was it Stan Lee's super humans where a guy reached 85mph in some thing like that?

Found it. Sam wittington reached 82.3mph on this on level road and no wind assistance.

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/a...psda5b4f1f.jpg

Artkansas 12-04-13 05:38 AM

I think our member Jeff Wills was at this year's speed challenge at Battle Mountain, NV and witnessed Sebastian Bowler propel this bike along the highway at 83 mph.

http://images.gizmag.com/hero/human-...ecord-2013.JPG

But Sam still has the 1 hour record at an amazing 56.29 miles per hour. He set that one as well in the Varna.


Allen 12-04-13 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Zinger (Post 16299442)
What are those rims ? Wood ? Brass ? Copper ? And that Crankset looks almost like a Rene Herse.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=353814

This is Major Taylor's 1899 Eagle Quad Stay track bicycle

Those are wooden rims.

fietsbob 12-04-13 02:39 PM

The ride on your back head first steering looking at a mirror http://www.russo-speedbike.com/eiviestretto.html
was certainly a different approach.

this older one looks good http://www.russo-speedbike.com/speedbike.html


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