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    Ugly Bikes?

    I ran across this beast on ebay.ch. Jeeesh. And it's a BMW too boot.

    Has anyone seen an uglier bike?
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    Oh My God!

    No, I have not seen an uglier bike. That thing is hideous. I would hate to crash on that thing, theres no tellin how many places various body parts would be caught! That head angle is so steep, too, hopefully it rides better than it looks. -t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripzalot
    I ran across this beast on ebay.ch. Jeeesh. And it's a BMW too boot.

    Has anyone seen an uglier bike?
    that thing is ugly as sin, looks dangerous to boot.

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    of course it rides well

    Quote Originally Posted by toad
    No, I have not seen an uglier bike. That thing is hideous. I would hate to crash on that thing, theres no tellin how many places various body parts would be caught! That head angle is so steep, too, hopefully it rides better than it looks. -t
    Look at the automatic steering corrector!

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    I always wondered about those BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche bikes. Are they any good? I've seen a few for around 3000-4000 dollars. Ive also seen a Honda bike at Sports Authority and it is a POS.

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    I suspect this is photoshopped. NOTHING is THAT wacky-looking!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripzalot
    I ran across this beast on ebay.ch. Jeeesh. And it's a BMW too boot.

    Has anyone seen an uglier bike?
    I WANT ONE!

    Just kidding! That thing looks hidious! I dought that it rides too well either

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    Similarly Ugly


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    Eek, a swiss army knife on wheels!

    That, my friend is fugly.

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    Who would buy anything with a non-contiguous seat tube like that?
    Is ibuprofen considered a recreational drug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanB
    Who would buy anything with a non-contiguous seat tube like that?
    People who buy Norco's Schwinn Sweet Spots, Trek Why Bikes, Specialized 4 Bars, Tracers, Switchblades, and quite a few others.

    If you're talking about the head tube... that's a different matter, then you've just got the BMW Paralevers and the Whytes that I know of.

    Who cares what it looks like if the ride is right? (Even if it is Fugly!)

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    found another one

    acme - that bike is a trip. it makes my head hurt just looking at it!

    slightly less bizarre, still ugly....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripzalot
    I ran across this beast on ebay.ch. Jeeesh. And it's a BMW too boot.

    Has anyone seen an uglier bike?
    I especially like the bottle cage positions, very practical for MTB riding. The bar ends also look intuitively positioned - you just wouldn't want to fall on one.

    Trevor!
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    Non-contiguous?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanB
    Who would buy anything with a non-contiguous seat tube like that?
    Meaning the seat tube doesn't touch anything else, suspended in space? No, I wouldn't trust that, either.

    Maybe you mean an "interrupted" seat tube: tubus posterius interruptus, in technical terms.

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