Favourite Bike of All Time?

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Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Manc33 » 27 Sep 2019, 3:04pm

What's your favourite bike of all time?

Pics, or it didn't happen. :P

For me it is probably this one...
Klein Attitude Dolomite

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I don't even know what I'd do if I saw one on the roads, fall off my own bike probably!

Those Klein frames cost a fortune, like £1,800 in nice condition. Someone is trying to get £8,000 for a fully built up one, with better spec than the original bike.

In 2nd place it's probably this one, just for how bizarre it is, but the above one still beats it by a long way...

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Spinners » 27 Sep 2019, 4:56pm

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Steven68 » 4 Oct 2019, 5:57am

I like your green bike ... the same as my previous bike

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Polisman » 21 Oct 2019, 8:39am

Colnago Tecnos. Italian quality and lightweight steel.

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Polisman » 23 Oct 2019, 9:11am

I do have a soft spot for the original Chopper 8)

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby squeaker » 23 Oct 2019, 11:08am

"42"

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Polisman » 28 Oct 2019, 7:21pm

Raleigh Grifter the original mountain bike in this very colour
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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Sweep » 27 Dec 2019, 10:54am

Polisman wrote:I do have a soft spot for the original Chopper 8)

The Repair Shop, bbc1 7pm dec 29 a rusty chopper will apparently be restored.
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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby dim » 27 Dec 2019, 2:03pm

I want one :wink:

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby rjb » 29 Dec 2019, 7:13pm

Sweep wrote:
Polisman wrote:I do have a soft spot for the original Chopper 8)

The Repair Shop, bbc1 7pm dec 29 a rusty chopper will apparently be restored.

Now showing. :wink:
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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby leftpoole » 16 Mar 2020, 4:13pm

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Thorn Audax 853. They are so good I have three!

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Manc33 » 20 Apr 2020, 1:36pm

dim wrote:I want one :wink:

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Every time I see this, I want one.

Has it got three front wheels?

It hasn't got a rear brake?

The Bob Jackson website doesn't sell a tricycle frame these days that I can tell. I thought being hand made they would cost a lot but they aren't all that expensive, there's just no tricycle on there.

The idea of having really low gearing and not having to worry about going off balance is so tempting. My main worry would be traffic going past it, but when handlebars are 800mm wide anyway, how much wider is it going to be than that at the back, probably not much.

One with disc brakes front and rear would be good but it looks impossible to have it designed that way, you'd be twisting the frame no matter how it was designed, unless even more tubing was added, but even then it would still be dangerous.
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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Ugly » 20 Apr 2020, 4:31pm

Have a look at Geoff Booker's Trykit's site www.trykit.com and drawl

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Bonefishblues » 20 Apr 2020, 4:49pm

I thought Rob Whatsisface's bespoke bike was a thing of beauty.

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Re: Favourite Bike of All Time?

Postby Manc33 » 5 May 2020, 9:47am

Ugly wrote:Have a look at Geoff Booker's Trykit's site http://www.trykit.com and drawl


If I was loaded I'd get one.

I can imagine cornering faster and faster pushing it more and more until I ended up tipping it. :lol:

The thought of sitting at lights with both feet on the pedals and both hands on handlebars is crazy.
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