A design positive....or negative?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Dave 123, 9 Feb 2019.

  1. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    The down tube has three holes for the bottle cage so if you have the tool kit you can sit the bottle higher up the frame, if not you can have it in the traditional position
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    It looks like the bike has a colostomy bag.
  3. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    But it's SWAT :smile:
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  4. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Given that most of us carry some bits and pieces, bikes could be better designed to meet that need.

    Putting stuff in a bag to hang off the back of the saddle or the handlebars is hardly an elegant solution.

    It's the triumph of form over function.

    Very hard to make a luggage compartment look sexy - as this bike shows - so most bikes don't have one.
  5. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    They go in the hedge don't they..?* :laugh:

    * - I'd like to point out that the above is a joke in case anyone doesn't have a sense of humour. I always put my rubbish in a bin, or take it home with me and recycle where possible
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  6. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

    It's a rubbish place for a bag. It gets covered in mud and a low C of G is not what you want on a bike.
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I'll agree about the rubbish bag, but a low C of G is exactly what you want on a bike, or on any vehicle for that matter.
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  8. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

    No, a bike is more like an inverted pendulum in the way it balances (so more weight up top actually reduces the frequency of oscillation, making it easier to balance), and it leans in corners. I'd agree with you for a trike.
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  9. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Remark Generator, Waffler

    Quite. After coming back from a month of fully loaded touring, taking to my road bike with a big backpack felt like I was going to flip any time I turned the handlebars. Took me a good while to relearn how to ride with a high centre of mass and without weight held low on the forks..

    Edit: reading comprehension fail on my part
    I think my point is that you can get accustomed to most weight distributions.
    Last edited: 10 Feb 2019
  10. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Im thinking it's a useless discussion though unless you own a Specialized bike Roubaix ? As the bag is specific to the bike.
    I'm still not convinced it looks any better than the million different saddle bags or even a bottle cage tool holder ?
  11. Nebulous

    Nebulous Veteran

    Lifestyle choices are where an awful lot of money goes, but people dress it up as 'essentials.' I agree with you on the phones. I was looking at leased cars at one point - trying to find the cheapest one I could. I found a seat mii on a two year deal for £67 a month. I realised that some of my colleagues were paying more than that for their phone.

    There is a middle ground - though that is getting hollowed out as we are all going to extremes. You get cheap gyms and expensive gyms for instance, with the middle being squeezed. Some people run bangers for a few hundred pounds cash and others run £50k cars.

    I think a lot of us on here would be in the middle ground bikewise, with a few outliers at both ends. Skipdiver John helps us keep a sense of perspective that not everyone values a bike in the same way.
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  12. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    What happens if you depart before retiring, let us not forget the lovely Vernon.
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  13. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    One needs to find a happy spending medium, after having done a basic "will I still be alive at ..." risk assessment.
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  14. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I agree. Around these parts it is quite common to live like a pauper whilst having hundreds of thousands in the bank, but because they have spent their lives being frugal they cannot change.
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  15. Nebulous

    Nebulous Veteran

    We've just had a murder trial - where the victim, who did 'cash-in-hand' car repairs, had over £200k in cash in his cottage. We were wondering idly whether he had any plans to do anything with it, other than just keep accumulating more.
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