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Can't get more vintage than this... Medieval Bicycles!

Old 07-06-09, 05:24 PM
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Can't get more vintage than this... Medieval Bicycles!

It has to be fake but wouldn't it be great if it wasn't?

http://riowang.blogspot.com/2009/05/...-libertas.html

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Old 07-06-09, 05:41 PM
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...I so want one, That looks awesome!
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It's like steampunk and medieval had a bicycle child.
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The "archeologist stories" are as classic as the bike is vintage!
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handlebars need flipped...no white garage door...pedals aren't aligned to BF standards, neither are the valve stems...don't get me started on the chainrings being on the wrong side...
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I just wish I could find this in a higher resolution so I could wallpaper it.

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I hereby pronounce throughout the land:


Faketh it be.
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Even if it's fake I so want one, repop it damn it! Though back then i'm sure there was crazy inventors making stuff like this, who knows!
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I'm seeing bike polo being replaced by bike jousting by this time next year.
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mmm... imagine an HC climb on that monster.
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Left-hand chain and curved crankarms? Looks like the fixie riders and Hetchins were a couple thousand years too late.

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If you look closely, you'll note that the front brake is a disk brake. Of much more import, the pedal predates an invention yet to be made, as it appears to be mounted on a free-rotating ring, itself mounted excentric on the crank. So the whole thing is one great hoax, because that bike is a copy of the Templaar Knight reproduction of Joan of Arc's bike recently excavated at Glastonbury.
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That design is not really that old. I saw Michael Jackson riding one, yesterday !
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It is nightmarishly ugly. In fact it may be the ugliest BSO* I've ever seen. Gives me the creeps.



*bicycle shaped object
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You know, he does have a point...

Originally Posted by Studiolum dijo
This post has been also quoted in the Bikeforum – thanks a lot! Bicycle experts have immediately discovered that on some images the chainrings are on the wrong side. However, as an art historian, I have to contradict. Chainrings are always on the correct side. On the side of the spectator.
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I've been told that DT Swiss spokes are made in an old chain mail factory that has been in business for several hundred years.
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
I've been told that DT Swiss spokes are made in an old chain mail factory that has been in business for several hundred years.
Will they stop a crossbow bolt?
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