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Old 11-24-12, 06:46 AM
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File this under, "What the heck?!?"

Fixed gear, hipster lunacy.



As stumbled upon on Flickr. Yeesh.
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Old 11-24-12, 06:49 AM
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laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant.
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Old 11-24-12, 07:01 AM
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Salvador Dali's bike?
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Old 11-24-12, 07:01 AM
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Oh, that's the rare Reynolds double butted, triple twisted tubing.
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Old 11-24-12, 07:02 AM
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laterally stiff, yet vertically compliant.
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Old 11-24-12, 07:05 AM
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I dunno. I can see that front end collapsing with the slightest provocation. Not me, by golly.
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Old 11-24-12, 07:30 AM
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Take that on a long, steep downhill run....NOT! Looks like it may break just sitting there!
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Old 11-24-12, 07:34 AM
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Organ donor's bike...
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Old 11-24-12, 08:11 AM
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You DON'T tell a bike mechanic/artist that you want a sick TWISTED look on your bike....not without SPECIFIC instructions! :-)
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Old 11-24-12, 08:45 AM
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One of the newer models, now coming out of Colorado.....
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Old 11-24-12, 08:50 AM
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Finally! A way to shorten a bike's reach without changing stems........
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Old 11-24-12, 08:55 AM
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Organ donor's bike...
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Is it real, or is it photoshop?
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Old 11-24-12, 09:06 AM
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I remember reading about these "twisted bikes" about four-five years ago, the guy that makes them is a blacksmith by trade, and he is rather short, so he took a larger frame and cut the top and down tube an inch or two from the end, and then attatched the twisted gaspipe he shaped with a propane torch. It is rather heavy from the twisted tubing being thick enough to survive the twisting process.
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Old 11-24-12, 09:10 AM
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Lynskey prototype.
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Looking at the "downtube", after it leaves the steering head tube, there is a kink/crease, not a tubing bend. Even with the twists of the two tubes this is where it is going to fail. Not me, no way, no how, not gonna do it, wouldn't be the prudent thing to do.

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Old 11-24-12, 09:30 AM
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its kinda cool,
now you know what to do with bent frames-give them to artists
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Old 11-24-12, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Looking at the "downtube", after it leaves the steering head tube, there is a kink/crease, not a tubing bend.
I saw that too.

Ive seen a pic of this bike before But couldnt see the crimp.

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The fork is the only thing that is not bent:-) None the less, I applaud creativity. Would I ride it? Nope!
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Old 11-24-12, 01:55 PM
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Somebody was desperate to own an SLX framed bike, so he went ahead and added helical reinforcement to his Hi Ten tubed bike.......
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You know, I'm not sure that's a gaspipe frame at all. In fact, the rear dropouts - at least from the detail allowed in the pic - seem higher-end. This might've been something really nice before the "artist" got hold of it.

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This is the write up of the Twisted bike:

http://practicalpedal.com/summer2007/impractical.php
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I've got the perfect wheels for that bike - 'Snowflake laced' twisted spokes!

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Old 11-24-12, 03:22 PM
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hey i like this guy's stuff actually. its kind of funny
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Old 11-24-12, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
its kinda cool,
now you know what to do with bent frames-give them to artists
I AM an artist - no friggin' way I twist up a frame for any reason at all... and no friggin' way do I even consider riding something like that. Which, by the way, it appears the guy actually does do. Stark ravin' nuts.
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Well...hmph. Hope that doesn't catch on. The ultimate Drewing.
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