Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-24-03, 11:33 PM   #1
dirty tiger
Mostly Harmless
Thread Starter
 
dirty tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: COLORADO
Bikes:
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Head Skratcher

This Is a 86' never produced prototype.

Aparently it was designed by the race of extra-terestials featured in Alien.

All that foward thinking....yet look where the shifter is?!?!


Last edited by dirty tiger; 11-24-03 at 11:50 PM. Reason: DOH!
dirty tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 12:02 AM   #2
Arsbars
Bike Shop Girl
 
Arsbars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mooresville, NC
Bikes: Lots, road - mtb - cyclocross- commuting
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
woah... wtf.... look at that chainring...
__________________
BikeShopGirl.com : Helping women find their way in cycling
CommuteByBike.com : Tips, news, reviews and safety for bike commuters
Arsbars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 12:28 AM   #3
panasoanic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
haha it's as if the motocycles from Tron were bicycles.

"Hey so you're the new blue guy?"
panasoanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 12:49 AM   #4
MKRG
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: by a big river
Bikes:
Posts: 2,459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Where are the blasters?
MKRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 01:02 AM   #5
OneTinSloth
(Grouchy)
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
they should've produced it.
OneTinSloth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 09:01 AM   #6
pjbaz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CT
Bikes:
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know, that seat looks WAY higher than the drops...I wonder if that's a comfortable position for the aliens? I know an angle like that would kill me.

PJ
pjbaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 10:44 AM   #7
skitbraviking
the way we get by
 
skitbraviking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wherever the f**k I feel it
Bikes: Cinelli Supercorsa / Surly Karate Monkey
Posts: 2,719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
confused, myself

Are you sure that's not a stationary bike for training?
skitbraviking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 11:09 AM   #8
xcutterx
Senior Member
 
xcutterx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: colorado springs, co
Bikes: surly steamroller, gios pista, van dessel country road bob, matsuri "the track", vicious cycles SS motivator, somec pursuit, allegro track, ground up custom track
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cannondale made a prototype bike that looked a lot like that. not sure what the point is. it hurts my eyes
xcutterx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 11:14 AM   #9
lotek
Forum Admin
 
lotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: n.w. superdrome
Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
Posts: 17,710
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
First ever CF bars?
I doubt the chainwheel is that large, only encased for
aero advantage. The Downtube (if you can call it that)
shifters are period correct, weighed next to nothing
(modolo Kronos) and were tucked in behind what passes
for a downtube. I bet the bike would have been produced had UCI not changed rules concerning frames
etc. Isn't this about the time that funny bikes dissapeared?

Marty
__________________
Sono pi lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.


Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.
lotek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 11:18 AM   #10
bombusben
y la`xe ạp của ti
 
bombusben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: milwaukee
Bikes:
Posts: 436
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
gotta be fun in a crosswind
bombusben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 12:10 PM   #11
dirty tiger
Mostly Harmless
Thread Starter
 
dirty tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: COLORADO
Bikes:
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I always get a kick outta seeing future-past proto-types like that.

The designers went to great lengths to make it hot tuna in the aero position yet the rider has to break it to change gears.

Maybe I'm too young but the shifting set-up seems outdated even then.

Was that common on high end bikes at that time.
dirty tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 01:59 PM   #12
lotek
Forum Admin
 
lotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: n.w. superdrome
Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
Posts: 17,710
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirty tiger
Maybe I'm too young but the shifting set-up seems outdated even then.

Was that common on high end bikes at that time.
For racing etc. it was All that was on high end bikes at the time.

Remember that Shimano only introduced SIS shifting in 1985.
The first integrated brake lever/shifter was invented (marketed?) in
1990. Lemond stunned the cycling world by using aerobars in
1986 at the time there were no alternate shifter other than barcons and
those god awful stem shifters.

Marty
__________________
Sono pi lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.


Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.
lotek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-03, 02:18 PM   #13
dirty tiger
Mostly Harmless
Thread Starter
 
dirty tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: COLORADO
Bikes:
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm. Makes sense.

My fisrt MTB Diamondback must have been an 86' because it shifted on the bars.
dirty tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-03, 06:44 PM   #14
Thylacine
Industry Maven
 
Thylacine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Wherever good bikes are sold
Bikes: Thylacines...only Thylacines.
Posts: 2,936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's true. Back then my Industrial Design brethren were a pack of idealogical ******s. Unfortunately, their ideology didn't go much further than drawing pretty shapes and fluffing their own egos.

What am I talking about?!?! They STILL don't!!!!!



If you want to see the Engineers' version, see anything by Alex Pong, circa 1990.
Thylacine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-03, 08:38 PM   #15
dirty tiger
Mostly Harmless
Thread Starter
 
dirty tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: COLORADO
Bikes:
Posts: 291
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
WOW


It needs a basket.
dirty tiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 10:35 AM   #16
popluhv
Doortrapper
 
popluhv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 892
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are funny bikes baned at road races only, or track events too? I've heard of people showing up with them and racing without hassle, but would it be a problem if you started winning on one?
popluhv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 10:40 AM   #17
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
why even have the open triangle? why not encase the whole thing?
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 10:46 AM   #18
queerpunk
aka mattio
 
queerpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,018
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by evanyc
why even have the open triangle? why not encase the whole thing?
so the bike isn't one large sail?
queerpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 10:55 AM   #19
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i dont know... that things already a sail.
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 10:56 AM   #20
summerinside
Member's Only
 
summerinside's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MPLS
Bikes: Bridgesetone RB-1 fixie, Surly CrossCheck, Surly Instigator, Salsa AlaCarte, Bianchi Timberwolf SS
Posts: 523
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ok, some more prototypes










summerinside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 11:10 AM   #21
Aeroplane
jack of one or two trades
 
Aeroplane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Suburbia, CT
Bikes: Old-ass gearie hardtail MTB, fix-converted Centurion LeMans commuter, SS hardtail monster MTB
Posts: 5,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First is a photoshopped hoax from a year ago. Booo.
Third is the slingshot concept taken to a whole new level.
Last looks a lot like the Cannondale Super-V Raven (the world's ugliest bike).
Aeroplane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 11:39 AM   #22
goldener
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 658
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay for bumping a 2.5 year old thread!
goldener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-06, 12:26 PM   #23
humancongereel
live free or die trying
 
humancongereel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: where i lay my head is home.
Bikes: bianchi pista workhorse, cannondale r1000, mountain bike fixed conversion
Posts: 6,999
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that first one summerinside put up would make sort of a cool frame. aero, and not one huge sail. the wheels,though.....what?
humancongereel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-06, 03:41 PM   #24
Jonny B
Not-so-Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Norfolk, England
Bikes: Orbea Enol roadie, Fly Micromachine BMX, Fort Track fixed
Posts: 805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Funny bikes are only illegal for UCI-sanctioned events, and some national-level races too. Local stuff should be ok, but better to check with the organizers first.

As for the hubless wonder, doesn't look Photoshopped to me (damn good if it is). Hubless wheels have been around for about 15 years, invented by a guy called Frank Sbarro I think (mostly used on cars in the early 90s, and a couple of Harley clones a year or two ago). No reason why that bike isn't ridable, except the BB position.
Jonny B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-06, 03:59 PM   #25
Rikardi151
redonkulous
 
Rikardi151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: West Philly
Bikes: 2001 GT GTB
Posts: 837
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You're right, hubless wheels do exist, but mostly in concept only. That same pic, along with lots of other examples are in This gallery
Rikardi151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:01 AM.