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Strange design road bike
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Take a look at the bike I saw today at my LBS. It is in for a tune up after sitting in a basement since the 90's. The seat is supported by straps from the nose to the head tube and the silver rear most stays actually flex in and out to give the bike suspension. First time I've seen anything like it.

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Whoa that's kind of cool Smile
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Here is another unique design. I have been told that one like it holds a speed record.
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(05-04-2012, 10:49 PM)GeorgeET Wrote:  Here is another unique desigs. I have been told that one like it holds a speed record.

i think its a Moulton. they do hold the speed record I think for about 60mph but i stand to be corrected if i am wrong. and I read somewhere a long time ago they entered the Olympics somewhere back in the 60's and destroyed the field and then got banned from entering after that as it wasnt fair to the big bike companies. These bikes arent cheap they start at around £1500 for a basic mode and then increases according to the spec, similar to how you have the basic Dahon and then the race model which is the TT Speed Pro.
If you ever get the chance trying following someone who is out to ride with one o these with drop bars and you will definitely struggle because they are insanely fast. I know because I've tested one before but couldnt manage it because i found the tyres too rigid.
(05-04-2012, 05:53 PM)barefooter Wrote:  Take a look at the bike I saw today at my LBS. It is in for a tune up after sitting in a basement since the 90's. The seat is supported by straps from the nose to the head tube and the silver rear most stays actually flex in and out to give the bike suspension. First time I've seen anything like it.

It looks similar to the Whippet
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barefooter and all - do a search for 'Dursley Pedersen' and see if it doesn't look familiar!
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(05-05-2012, 07:55 PM)RobAR Wrote:  barefooter and all - do a search for 'Dursley Pedersen' and see if it doesn't look familiar!

Wow I had no idea that the Top bike design(barefooter post) was from the early 20CT. Thanks
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Hey George! When one works on bicycles, one tends to see many strange things.
I've only seen one of these in the past 20+ years and it was in a much worse condition than the pic Barefooter posted. That is a true Collectible if you ask me.
I did spend FOUR DAYS on the Internet trying to find out what I had in my shop back in 1997. Lucky, I guess, that I saved that in my head. It was way too cool and I studied it pretty hard. Good design for 1910.. would you agree?
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
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Yes definitely out of the box thinking, compared to the clunky heavy designs of 1900. Although it looks like a flexebike with lots of energy lost.
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