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Old 04-08-21, 11:02 PM
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What in tarnation

A friend sent me this and wasnít really sure what I was looking at or what to do with it except for obviously post it here. Iíve got no context other than someone in Germany made it.

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They couldn’t find schedule 40 pipe?
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Looks pretty neat, but I would imagine it would bend really quickly. You can bend that 3/8 rebar by hand.
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Old 04-08-21, 11:11 PM
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Iím curious how you choose which components to pair with such a thing. The ones chosen appear to be crap from what we can see...but then why wouldnít they be? I imagine with however this thing rides, a nicer crankset and pedals arenít going to make a difference.

Of course itís also going to come down to what they are able to actually stretch to a bike that wasnít meant to be a bike.
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Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post
A friend sent me this and wasnít really sure what I was looking at or what to do with it except for obviously post it here. Iíve got no context other than someone in Germany made it.

I'm guessing East Germany circa 1958?
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Columbus REO never really took off.
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Schwinn Varsity prototype.

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Old 04-09-21, 03:40 AM
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Medieval training device used to teach consumers the importance of buying the proper size frame, this one demonstrates the downfalls of a frame that is too large.
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Old 04-09-21, 04:38 AM
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Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.
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Old 04-09-21, 06:15 AM
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I'm just trying to understand why there is a lock on that bike. Seems a bit superfluous.

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(and nomadmax already posted my first reaction... i.e. this is just the ultimate Schwinn Varsity)
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Old 04-09-21, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
I'm just trying to understand why there is a lock on that bike. Seems a bit superfluous.

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(and nomadmax already posted my first reaction... i.e. this is just the ultimate Schwinn Varsity)
It's for attaching and securing other (more worthy) bikes as theft deterrence.
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MUP battering ram. Takes a while to get it up to speed, but once there even a pram in the wheels won't slow it down. That's over an inch of solid steel in each "tube".
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The only thing I can add is.......the fork is bent
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Looks pretty solid.
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At first I thought this was a Columbus SLX build, but then I remembered the spiraling is supposed to be on the inside..
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Looks like some construction worker had too much time on his hands. Probably should have used green bar for rust protection.

Looks like #8 main frame at 2.67#/ft
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred View Post
At first I thought this was a Columbus SLX build, but then I remembered the spiraling is supposed to be on the inside..
Early Miyata prototype of STB tubing (Splined Triple Body-weight)
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It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the concrete on it.
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I think the guy who rode this bike was a spinner, not a masher.
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These comments are insane and perfectly on-brand for this forum
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It's called the "Brutalist" bicycle.......

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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the concrete on it.
that reminds me of a review of a composite bike in the April 1994 issue of Bicycle Guide. I think both of these bikes sprang from the same sort of genius!





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