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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?

    Any ideas?
    Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. Imagine, they can even have cupholders...

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    martini shaker

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bobn View Post
    Isn't it "stirred, not shaken"?
    SHAKEN and not STIRRED
    "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

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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
    "Whenever I see an adult riding a bicycle, I know there is hope for mankind." (H. G. Wells)

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    This:

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    or this:

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    That's gonna leave a mark.

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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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    Pashley Guv'nor. Three speed. Only on his days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeInItaly View Post
    He wouldn't ride a bike..
    Real British/Canadian Warriors did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobn View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
    I think Bond needs a speed machine, and the Zipp is where its at.
    The Zipp is so Maxwell Smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    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):






    Last edited by Blue Roads; 11-12-08 at 09:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    It would probably be a folding bike that stowed in a briefcase.
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