I now recognise that those of us with thoroughly inelegant but highly practical and dependable bikes need our own thread so as not to feel left out, having reprehensibly posted a picture of my ill-proportioned but much loved Trek in the other thread.
So let me start: here's the one I cobbled together for my girlfriend:
Horrible forks, I know. The Claud Butler Pagan frame I found dumped in the street. It had been painted with some thick black uneven nastiness which I stripped off, hence the (mostly) bare aluminium. Note also the unmatched handlebar grips, shifters, brake levers, brakes and everything else. Unfortunately this was taken before I had to gaffa tape a stick to the rack to stop one of the panniers from catching in the spokes which contributes immeasurably to the effect of a bodged monstrosity.
The rear mudguard is made from a strip of an old tyre I butchered with a stanley knife. I also made a real effort to make sure that the cable ties clashed with each other and everything else.
Lets see some ugliness, people.