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Old 04-15-22, 02:37 PM
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Something weird and cool all at the same time

Someone posted this auction over at CR.



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165426974...IAAOSwM7NiUw0m

How weird and cool it would be to build a bike out of oddities as much as possible.
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Someone, somewhere, had a theory about that. I can't imagine what it would have been, though.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Someone posted this auction over at CR.



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165426974...IAAOSwM7NiUw0m

How weird and cool it would be to build a bike out of oddities as much as possible.
We should use this thread to virtu-build one. Quite pricey at 156 pounds and the reserve not met.

Would definitely need the butterfly handlebar things, maybe a 3 pulley SunTour Lepree. And Cinelli pedals.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
We should use this thread to virtu-build one.
I like the way you think.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
I like the way you think.


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If I remember correctly Sheldon had these on one of his pages. Perhap the wheels could be spoke "POWer Wheel" fashion with all the spokes pulling forward for more power. POWerWheels And fill the tires with Shelbroco helium.

I haven't looked at this Shelbroco stuff in a while thanks for making me think about it and looking it up again.
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I don't know if it's kewhl...... but it's definitely weird......
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needs oval chainrings
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
We should use this thread to virtu-build one. Quite pricey at 156 pounds and the reserve not met.

Would definitely need the butterfly handlebar things, maybe a 3 pulley SunTour Lepree. And Cinelli pedals.
There was a most dangerous components thread sometime ago IIRC.
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this could be fun, just figure out the correct saddle will have lots of options
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
this could be fun, just figure out the correct saddle will have lots of options
You should use a right angle seatpost, no problem.
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this could be fun, just figure out the correct saddle will have lots of options
That could be a "Bummer" by Dan Henry.

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That could be a "Bummer" by Dan Henry.

Ooooo... good addition!
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needs oval chainrings
One Ovaltech, one Biopace
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I am thinking this is a Picasso vision bike in the making, am searching for odd but real parts
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One Ovaltech, one Biopace
And bolt them up out of phase. If you chose the proper chainrings, at some point in the stroke the inner chainring could effectively be be a higher gear than the outer. Shifting might be an issue, though.
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I should check my chainrings. I often feel like I'm pedalling squares.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Someone posted this auction over at CR.



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165426974...IAAOSwM7NiUw0m

How weird and cool it would be to build a bike out of oddities as much as possible.
Wouldn't I only be able to make left turns with that crankset?
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Wouldn't I only be able to make left turns with that crankset?
No, you could go either way, but you'd only be able to make sharp, 90 degree turns.
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
this could be fun, just figure out the correct saddle will have lots of options
Ooh we could use this one, with patented butt-crack stabilization.
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Reminds me of this guy:
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The bike built from C&V curiosities should probably be equipped with Cinelli Bivalent hubs too. It's important to be able to swap the front and rear wheels, right??





Thanks to Harvey Sachs for displaying this bike at the 2016 Classic Rendezvous gathering.

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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
And fill the tires with Shelbroco helium.
Helium filled tubes sound good.

Except that we would be running supersucker solid rubber tires on this build. No tubes for that extra special ShelBroCo helium.

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