Show us your fugly bikes

Home Forum Bike Forum Show us your fugly bikes

Viewing 29 posts - 1 through 29 (of 29 total)
  • Show us your fugly bikes
  • Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    I suspect no one ever loved this one;

    Premier Icon steveoath
    Subscriber

    WOW wwaswas 😯

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    see, yours looks much better now 🙂

    Kato
    Member

    My old Preston. A face only it’s mother could like

    manitou
    Member

    I haven’t got one, but surely any full sus Giant fits the bill with their bendy downtube/bottom bracket interface…

    Preston – My old Preston. A face only it’s mother could like

    Never seen anything like that before, what’s it like to ride?

    Kato
    Member

    That was from about 2005. Rode really nice but it was a bit of an acquired taste as the forks moved backwards in a sort of J path, rather than up-down like a regular telescopic

    plyphon
    Member

    Google “29er”

    Kato
    Member

    Ah those old 4 pot XT brakes were awesome too

    Premier Icon steveoath
    Subscriber

    The wife reckons my new build is fugly. I like it. Built mostly from ebay and classifieds.

    So show me your “fugly” bikes that you love!!

    That was from about 2005. Rode really nice but it was a bit of an acquired taste as the forks moved backwards in a sort of J path, rather than up-down like a regular telescopic

    Unusual! Can’t really picture how that’d work.

    How was it on steep stuff? The uprights on the fork make it look like it would be hard work.

    Premier Icon tenfoot
    Subscriber

    Still going strong and great for XC rides. Not pretty though.

    misterlee
    Member

    Sintesi bromont

    tazzymtb
    Member

    Google “29er”

    i did and it cam up with this

    yep I’ll take that kind of ugly..now troll off little troll boy from trollville

    deviant
    Member

    The Preston has a similar setup to the front suspension design of BMW motorbikes, its called a Hossack front end isnt it?
    Supposed to be able to seperate braking and steering forces far better than telescopic forks, the morobikes are supposed to experience far less initial dive when applying the front brakes, takes some getting used to, most people report a remote feeling with telescopic forks provided more feedback.
    That said, BMW bikes always perform well in braking tests so it must have some merits.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
    Subscriber

    No road bikes yet?!!

    Kato
    Member

    How was it on steep stuff? The uprights on the fork make it look like it would be hard work.

    The front end stayed quite high, which meant steep stuff was hard work. Plus as the axle moved rearwards first it always felt like it was going to chuck you over the handlebars

    Premier Icon seadog101
    Subscriber

    Tenfoot – You may claim your £5:00 from the cashier.

    I_Ache
    Member

    Those forks are quite fugly tho tazzy.

    OCB
    Member

    2005 Duncon Pitbull 4X.

    He retired for a few years and went to live in a box in the bike cave, but somehow seemed to have got himself rebuilt (coincidentally, over August Bank Holiday 2012) and now goes off down the woods / on the track quite often (where he belongs).

    Premier Icon tenfoot
    Subscriber

    Tenfoot – You may claim your £5:00 from the cashier.

    Ha ha – thanks. Bought this bike 2nd hand as a temporary replacement for broken spesh ground control fsr. I have since bought a new bike but this ‘beauty’ works well as a bike to ride with the kids, or if I know I won’t be tackling anything steep or technical. Not bad for a 13 yo bike

    Premier Icon tomhoward
    Subscriber

    I always fancied a prst1….

    Here’s my (now sold) effort…


    image by tom.howard.562, on Flickr

    Premier Icon uphillcursing
    Subscriber

    Not my picture but have one that still gets ridden. Get many comments about being ugly and also the standard Lefty ones about bits of bike missing.

    shifter
    Member

    Steveoath – there’s nothing wrong with that, apart from the levers. They could do with twisting downwards a bit 🙂

    tomhoward – just out of interest how did you get on with that gt and how did it ride? That looks like a thing of beauty imho 🙂

    clubber
    Member

    amateurs 🙂

    Premier Icon tomhoward
    Subscriber

    IARR, once you had got it up to speed, it handled really well, as all the weight was in the middle of the frame. Plus it was very stable in the air. I’m still convinced by the idea, just not the application in this case, there were too many proprietary bits of kit (20mm axle, fixed rear hub!) the ‘gearbox’ (in reality a nexus 8 hub) was noticeably draggy and as it’s new owner noted, having a constantly moving chain isn’t ideal if/when you crash…

    The zerode design IMO is much better.

    ska-49
    Member


    My old Foia has to be up there, especially with the DT forks.

Viewing 29 posts - 1 through 29 (of 29 total)

The topic ‘Show us your fugly bikes’ is closed to new replies.