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    Bike Rack Gems

    I see some choice rides in public bike racks sometimes. Someone rode this to the office today. Not sure what purpose that bar end is serving. If you look close you can see the other one. The pinch bolt is missing so it's just hanging there loose. Must make a racket while riding. Also be sure to note the grass and dirt stuffed into the end of the bar, and what appears to be a headlamp strapped to the seatpost.


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    Better view of the bar end awesomeness.


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    Jankey aero bars? Kind of?

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    A bar end poking upwards might be useful for hanging grocery bags. Doesn't explain that, floppy one though.
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    I came across this gem earlier this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    I came across this gem earlier this summer.

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    WTF? Is that some kind of oscillating pulley-driven belt drive?

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    A couple from the archives.

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    I supervise the bike valet stations at our annual music festival (https://sistersfolkfestival.org)
    We use triathlon-type racks to hang pedal bikes by saddle nose.

    Invariably, despite big fucking signs that say “Don’t park your bikes here when there’s no attendant”, when I come to a station in the early AM, there’s at least one bike where owner hung the front wheel over the rack’s crossbar (resting bike on fork/down tube joint) then locked everything to the crossbar.

    It’s about a 30sec fix to remove the rack legs from the crossbar, slide the bike off, set it underneath the big sign that sez “don’t park your bike here unless there’s an attendant” and reassemble the rack.

    People are always amazed when they retrieve their steed only to find it somewhere other than where they parked it, and then get a friendly reminder about why it’s not a good idea to lock your bike to one of our racks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    I came across this gem earlier this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    WTF? Is that some kind of oscillating pulley-driven belt drive?
    That is fkna awesome
    https://geometricbikes.blogspot.com/?m=1

    What a cool idea.

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    ^^ So is that an up down pedal motion instead of circular? Trying to figure it out.
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Stair Stepper drive.......

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    Generally similar to the Alenax bikes. I've never ridden one, but it doesn't sound like they work very well.

    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/alenax.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Generally similar to the Alenax bikes. I've never ridden one, but it doesn't sound like they work very well.

    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/alenax.html
    Hell. Yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    I see some choice rides in public bike racks sometimes. Someone rode this to the office today. Not sure what purpose that bar end is serving. If you look close you can see the other one. The pinch bolt is missing so it's just hanging there loose. Must make a racket while riding. Also be sure to note the grass and dirt stuffed into the end of the bar, and what appears to be a headlamp strapped to the seatpost.

    I got a chuckle at the heavy chain that I thought secured the bike - and then realized the bike looks unsecured and the chain and lock is for the BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Hell. Yes.

    Is he running that new Trust negative trail fork?

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    This is pretty epic


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