Bojo's bike.

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Bojo's bike.

Postby Mike Sales » 23 May 2019, 10:54am

In today's Guardian there is photo of the next P.M. (I hope not) swinging his leg over his bike.
We cyclists can derive more information from this than most.
He is wearing a helmet, but suit and tie, no hiviz.
The bars are upturned and sawn off drops, with levers for flat bars set near the stem and accessible from the tops, and a section of tape wrapping.
A large U lock hangs from the bars.
It is impossible to tell whether the bike is single speed or fixed, but it does have front and rear brakes.
I reluctantly admit it looks quite stylish to me.
His left trouser leg flaps free, it is difficult to see whether the right is restrained.
What do people make of it?

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 23 May 2019, 12:40pm

Dost though havest a picture of this device?
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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby kylecycler » 23 May 2019, 2:17pm

Mike might have a link to the photo or might even have downloaded it, but it might have been in an earlier edition of the Guardian cos it's not there now, as far as I can tell. Found this on Press Reader, though:

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It's an elegant machine - lovely colour, even nicely complemented by the bar tape. Boris evidently has better taste in bicycles than he has in hairstyles, clothing, language, politics, ethical behaviour or, well, just about anything, really.

Only alterations I would make would be to disconnect the brake cables, hope the route has a couple of steep descents (although the second one might turn out to be irrelevant) and pray that the bike is a singlespeed, not a fixie. :evil:

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 23 May 2019, 3:07pm

Looks like something thats been stolen, disguised with bits from other stolen bikes, and then sold on the Swag Ads for £30.

Good to see a politician riding a bike though.
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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby mercalia » 23 May 2019, 3:19pm

its single speed isnt it?

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby Bonefishblues » 23 May 2019, 3:21pm

He seems to be having uncharacteristic difficulty getting his leg over.

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 23 May 2019, 3:41pm

I like that. It’s got home made bodged pursuit bars, frog leg brake levers, is made of steel, has no pesky differential gears, and is older than me.

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Re: Bojo's bike.

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby peetee » 23 May 2019, 5:46pm

He's clearly not very bright. Anyone sensible riding to the same place of work every day leaves their lock there to avoid carrying it. 8)
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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby PH » 23 May 2019, 6:04pm

Maybe he has several, or maybe that one was borrowed for the photo, he's more often photographed an a standard hybrid
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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby pete75 » 23 May 2019, 6:09pm

He looks more like a proper cyclist.

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby mercalia » 23 May 2019, 6:13pm

pete75 wrote:He looks more like a proper cyclist.

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who is that? Corbyn? well he is getting good practice at the moment balancing the brexit-eers and remainers in the Labour party, seems to be very good at it in this picture?

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby kylecycler » 23 May 2019, 6:28pm

You could even say Corbyn looks just like a TdF cyclist - if you took away the stem riser and slammed the stem - given the fact that his bike is about three sizes too small.

peetee wrote:He's clearly not very bright. Anyone sensible riding to the same place of work every day leaves their lock there to avoid carrying it. 8)

He's not even very bright about the way he's carrying the u-lock - it'll be swinging about and rattling and might even interfere with his left brake. Totally disqualifies him from ever being Prime Minister (God forbid). That plus, he's a clown.

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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby mjr » 23 May 2019, 6:38pm

mercalia wrote:
pete75 wrote:He looks more like a proper cyclist.

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who is that? Corbyn? well he is getting good practice at the moment balancing the brexit-eers and remainers in the Labour party, seems to be very good at it in this picture?

He seems to have gone a bit flat.
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Re: Bojo's bike.

Postby thirdcrank » 23 May 2019, 6:57pm

Re the pic of Her Britannic Majesty's Principle Buffoon posted by PH, the rider in red seems to be making an unconventional response to the high five. I think it's what Vorpal once termed "flipping a birdie." Still, what do you expect from a single-pannierist? :shock:

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