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Old 11-12-08, 01:56 PM   #1
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What bike would James Bond ride?

With the new one just out in the cinemas... what features would Q pack into his bike? Tire busters? Oil screens?

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Isn't it "stirred, not shaken"?
It would definately have to be British. Perhaps a Super Raleigh with a rocket booster under the Custom made Brooks saddle

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It would probably be a folding bike that stowed in a briefcase.
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Shimagnolo, that would be Inspector Gadget.

He'd probably ride a top of the line, carbon framed road bike clearanced specifically for CX tires so that he can take it offroad. Oh, and it'd cost a crapload too - like the $12K Pinarello that I saw this past weekend.
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Isn't it "stirred, not shaken"?
SHAKEN and not STIRRED
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Carbon fiber, amphibious, capable of flight as an Ultra-Light Aircraft, rocket launchers in the TT bars, self destruct (with a BIG explosion like his Lotus had when he blew it up) JATO under the seat, ejection stoker seat, AND it folds to fit in a briefcase
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Or this one:

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Well I would have said folding is essential. So is some sort of boost, possibly from a mini jet.

Weapons you could just go silly with really. I like the idea of lasers shooting forward though that in true jame bond fashion can instantly melt through 2" thick metal (screw riding around something, stick the lasres on, cut a bike shaped hole and ride through it).

If your talking about actual bikes I think it would have to be a modified custom brompton, mainly because I just can't imagine him driving around with a bike rack on his car. I think a titantium frame is the only true option (although carbon firbre would also be acceptable).

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Mackerel, Looks like in the first pic James has a flat. This is not good. Better bring it back to "M".
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He wouldn't ride a bike..
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He wouldn't ride a bike..
Real British/Canadian Warriors did.
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Mackerel, Looks like in the first pic James has a flat. This is not good. Better bring it back to "M".
That image is from the movie "Man With The Golden Pump", James is trying to lure him out of the shadows.
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I think Bond needs a speed machine, and the Zipp is where its at.
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The Zipp is so Maxwell Smart.
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Well I would have said folding is essential. So is some sort of boost, possibly from a mini jet.
Like, say, this?



or maybe this?

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Somebody confiscate that man's copy of photoshop.

As for what bike Bond would ride, It would have to be a longtail, to allow him to offer a ride to the inevitable femme fatale!
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A Swiss Military bike, but in gloss black with black equipment, not olive drab (the last two pics are courtesy of EuroJoe in another thread):







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