why we don't have a place for the "odd" bikes.DONE

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Should we have an "unconventional machines" section

yes
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75%
no
5
16%
Don't mind either way
3
9%
 
Total votes: 32

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why we don't have a place for the "odd" bikes.DONE

Postby stevew » 18 Jun 2008, 8:33pm

I originally asked this way back when the forum was re-vamped but it was po-pooed then saying that it would split the cycling community.
Well I ride an upright trike sometimes and a recumbent trike sometimes and normal DF bikes sometimes. Therefore I'm interested in these odd-ball machines as well as DFs. It would be nice to be able to communicate with others with similar interests on this forum but generally it's hard, if not impossible, to find threads about these unusual machines on this forum.
So please guys, can we have an "unconventional machines" heading ?
What do you think ?
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Postby hubgearfreak » 18 Jun 2008, 8:36pm

steve, here's my freind and i on our front wheel drive sofa :mrgreen:

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Postby Si » 18 Jun 2008, 8:59pm

I'd be all for a board specificly for folders, bents, trikes, tandems, fixies, uni-cycles, ordinaries and the even more strange (see above).

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Postby stevew » 18 Jun 2008, 8:59pm

See point proven !! We need the "sad old gits" bit !!!!
What would the UK be without it's eccentrics ?

Yes please Si

BTW here's a pic of my odd machine (sadly can't compete with the sofas for weirdness !!)

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But what i'd really like is one of these

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I'm sure I'll never be able to afford one, nice to dream though.

BTW which one is you HGF ?
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Postby thirdcrank » 18 Jun 2008, 9:04pm

Si wrote:I'd be all for a board specificly for folders, bents, trikes, tandems, fixies, uni-cycles, ordinaries and the even more strange (see above).


I'm sure you would. I see you took your moderator's hats off to take the pic. :lol:

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Postby Mick F » 18 Jun 2008, 9:24pm

Sounds great to me! I vote Yes.

I don't remember the question in the past, though. Must've missed it.
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Postby stevew » 18 Jun 2008, 10:39pm

here it is
But phrased differently. Same sentiment though
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Postby Mick F » 18 Jun 2008, 11:00pm

Yes, sorry, I do remember! Sorry for not commenting at the time.
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Postby stevew » 18 Jun 2008, 11:02pm

No problem Mick, we're all in this together !!
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Postby thirdcrank » 18 Jun 2008, 11:07pm

hubgearfreak wrote:Image


I presume this is a meeting of the CTC Recumbent Tricyclists Member Group Officers. Chap at the back in the Flo wastcoat must be the Welfare Officer.

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Postby Dean » 19 Jun 2008, 8:21am

Aye I say we should - as long as we all get to have a go on them!

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Postby thirdcrank » 19 Jun 2008, 8:52am

Dean wrote:Aye I say we should - as long as we all get to have a go on them!


Just as long as that's not compulsory... :lol:

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Postby MarySkater » 19 Jun 2008, 11:48am

I think I saw one of the "sofas" at Get Cycling at Nottingham last month, although I didn't have a camera with me. Also saw an amazing circular machine with saddles and pedals for 7 people, facing into the centre. One saddle was higher and that was for the person who had the steering and brakes. Must have been some interesting gears converting all that pedal-power to one direction.

Novelty bikes are fun, but as I also use a conventional folder and electric bike on the roads, I think a "non-standard" forum section would be good.

Mary

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Re: why we don't have a place for the "odd" bikes

Postby Khornight » 19 Jun 2008, 12:55pm

Originally I voted no, but after thinking about it I guess the best way to find out is to create one and see. So can I change my vote to yes!

By the way I ride a fixie, but probably wouldn't bother reading a section devoted to them. I'm just a cyclist that likes to be able to break with my feet.

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Postby david143 » 19 Jun 2008, 1:25pm

I find going through other forums which do provide a separate area for bents far easier to pick out things that interest me.

Sorry, but I have no interest in DF bikes, will never buy one, but will buy a recumbent trike and possibly other recumbents in the future. Try finding posts that are about recumbents here at present without doing a major search! Easier to go somewhere else which then takes away some of the purpose of this forum.