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Old 09-09-07, 10:09 PM   #1
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Kunstrad bikes

I'm not having any luck finding info about these bikes that is in English, and my German is pretty rusty. Does anyone have links or info?

What gearing are they running? 1:1?

What kind of fork are they running? Is that custom or just straight?
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A quick search turned up a lot of links, but not much textual information on the bikes themselves. Looks like they're running 1:1 on custom-made bikes. Here's two collections of links to pages maintained by local clubs and individual riders:
http://freenet-homepage.de/kunstrad/links.htm
http://www.cycleballer.com/1232.0.html

And two online shops with galleries - they both seem to be popular manufacturers:
http://www.starbicycle.com/fotos.htm
http://www.otoupalik-bikes.cz/index_de.htm

"Artistic Bicycles" are Kunstrad bikes, "Cycleball" or "Radball" frames look like this:




Check out these videos if that frame has you muttering under your breath:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgiGsWf6iYI
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO8xBlkumYM
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/797254
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A quick search turned up a lot of links, but not much textual information on the bikes themselves. Looks like they're running 1:1 on custom-made bikes. Here's two collections of links to pages maintained by local clubs and individual riders:
http://freenet-homepage.de/kunstrad/links.htm
http://www.cycleballer.com/1232.0.html

And two online shops with galleries - they both seem to be popular manufacturers:
http://www.starbicycle.com/fotos.htm
http://www.otoupalik-bikes.cz/index_de.htm

"Artistic Bicycles" are Kunstrad bikes, "Cycleball" or "Radball" frames look like this:




Check out these videos if that frame has you muttering under your breath:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgiGsWf6iYI
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO8xBlkumYM
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/797254
wow.. thank you! I want one of these bikes now
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do they come with a monkey?
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do they come with a monkey?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You busted me up. Probably because I love monkeys. But really, who doesn't love monkeys?
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ditto.
I love monkeys too.
Last night ChimChim jerked me off with his feet.
Only a monkey can show you that kind of love.
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Good lord. Looks like it was designed by Hieronymous Bosch.

This is the bike we all have to ride in Bicycle Hell.
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