The Millets Mystery Bike

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bollo, 29 Feb 2008.

  1. Bollo

    Bollo Failed Tech Bro

    Like me, you may be in the habit of casting your eye over anything bike shaped when out and about, like an eagle spying prey. So imagine my dismay when I spotted this on a poster in Millets.

    Although I think the idea of wearing puttees to keep the trousers clean is a genuinely smart idea, I was more concerned about the forks. Might I suggest the lady model was picking gravel out of her face soon after this shot was taken.
  2. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

  3. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Called to the bar
    She wants that saddle raising too...
  4. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Deepest Dorset
    hahahahahaha !!!!!!
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Wrong on every possible level. She doesn't even look like she'e enjoying it.
    That ain't right.
  6. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Are the forks on backwards?
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    I wonder if the steed was supplied by H*lfrauds... It has been known for them to supply a bike with the forks on backwards. I kid you not!
  8. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Judging by the position of the brake calipers, I'd say so!
  9. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Indeed they are. I thought she had turned the wheel around 180 degrees - but the bars are facing the right way.

    And how old is that bike? Do I spy thumbies?
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    obviously the photographer, creative director in charge etc knew nothing about cycling. i've seen some howlers in my time working in advertising.

    my personal fave was a long time ago, in argos, advertising a photo service. the size of the picture was at least a1, with an image of a "cute" cat that looked incredibly angry and was seconds from ripping the photographer's nuts off. the felinerati among us will know that look well.
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Usually, it's people wearing their helmets backwards....
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    aldi once had an entire shoot done with the models wearing cycling gloves inside out.
  13. What's the fuss about ?

    I always wear gaiters and walking boots for off-road cycling.
    And a waterproof coat.
    After all, it might rain.

    My forks look like that too. I had my toes amputated so I could round corners without them catching the wheel.
  14. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Saw a kid with forks like that today - naff toys-r-us sort of bike shaped object. The rest of the bike matched it, right down to the rust and the non working brakes (well the feet worked).
  15. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Usually when you see a kid with forks like that, it's because their Dad thinks he knows bikes and has bollixed it up.

    "Out of the box, twist the bars, bish bosh"
    "Argh thud"
    "Stop bleeding, Timmy!"
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