Now is this a BIKE?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Britalian, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    Not sure how long this would last on cobbled streets. [​IMG] By anglital
     
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    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Love this bike! I'll try and keep it off the cobblestones.[​IMG] I'll use it in the morning when I'm off to get green eggs and ham.
    Not sure how long this would last on cobbled streets. [​IMG] By anglital
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Sort of reminds me of something that would have come out of Memphis.
     
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    In the mid 90's when mountainbiking was taking off, this was the bike I lusted after, the Cannondale prototype bike from designer Pong:

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    Unfortunately, it never saw production.

    The other dream bike for me was the Bradbury Mantiou FS which I able buy. Mine was like the pic below, except I had the Bradbury Manitou cnc'ed aheadset, and Nukeproof carbon hubs.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I quit biking when I got a drivers liscense.
     
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    T4Phage,

    I think that you're lucky that the Cannondale prototype never went into production and thus you didn't have the opportunity to buy it, as it looks like it would have weighed a ton!

    I remember when Cannondale first brought out a full-suspension production model - it came in lime green, with pink highlights. I knew a couple who owned a bike shop near me, and they bought a pair. They were mainly interested in road riding, but would go off-road on weekends for fun. The Cannondale bikes gave them no advantage at all, despite the full-suspension. They ended up getting thrashed by far-lighter and more responsive hardtail models. After a few weekends, they stopped coming on our weekend rides.

    In the early 90s, I lusted after a Kestrel carbon fibre MTB frame with Shimano XT gruppo. Way out of my price range, though. I remember that Giant introduced some CF-framed bikes in the mid-90s, but I ended up going with a burnished-aluminium GT.

    The Manitou is a lovely-looking bike - there's just something innately appealing about a well-appointed hardtail with good frame geometry.

    I can't say I really like the look of the bike in the first post - from a practical standpoint, there's no facility to adjust the seat height, handlebar reach or stem geometry.
     
  7. texas_jack

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    In the mid 90's when mountainbiking was taking off, this was the bike I lusted after, the Cannondale prototype bike from designer Pong:

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately, it never saw production.

    The other dream bike for me was the Bradbury Mantiou FS which I able buy. Mine was like the pic below, except I had the Bradbury Manitou cnc'ed aheadset, and Nukeproof carbon hubs.

    [​IMG]


    I think you need a bigger frame.
     

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