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Old 01-30-02, 05:24 PM
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Crazy bike designs

Like crazy, one-of-a-kind bike designs? Check these out:

https://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smi...p96/bikes.html
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Old 01-30-02, 05:39 PM
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I'd love to take this one for a spin:

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Old 01-30-02, 05:42 PM
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I have personally seen a frame that was epoxied with the standard, hardware store variety junk. It was a mix of many broken frames. The guy cut good pieces from each and glued them together using hose clamps as back-up. Imagine a 260lb. guy trying to ride a pieced together contraption from rejected Cannondale frames. I dubbed it the "Frankendale". He was so bent on riding it that we worried for his safety (& ours!!) so we distracted him, took the whole bike and threw it into a far away dumpster, never to be seen again. We explained to him that it was for his own good and that someday he would understand and thank us.
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Old 01-30-02, 05:48 PM
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Wow, the trike is HUGE! Quite a few unique bikes there, they would all be fun to own.
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Old 01-31-02, 06:42 AM
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Bikes: My frame is covered in reflective tape. After adding ridiculously large handlebars, a comfy seat, and enough carrying capacity to haul a Thanksgiving grocery run home, the manufacturer wouldn't recognize it.

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https://www.dclxvi.org/chunk/ ahows a lot of unusual bikes cobbled together by welding pieces of other bikes together.

In Chicago, there's a small niche of people who do similar things. These bikes are best ridden at a leisurely pace, so that if the bike falls apart on you mid-ride, you don't get into a serious accident.
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Old 02-03-02, 05:41 AM
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I would suggest that you check out the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, Ohio. They have many old and not so old bikes, and a lot of other related items. There are some pictures on their website:

https://www.bicyclemuseum.com/Html/main.html

I've been there and throughly enjoyed it. I believe any serious cyclist would think a trip there worthwhile.

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Old 02-20-02, 10:25 AM
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Also have a look at our Vintage Bicycle Picture database.
Currently 583 pictures and growing:

https://oldroads.com/pic_query.asp
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