Some unusual accessories

bazzapage

Active Member
I just had to post this picture of a Turbo I saw on the street in Auckland New Zealand. Apologies if this is your bike, but I've never seen a beautiful bike so uglified - look at that saddle! You can't properly see the mess on the handlebars. I'm sure it's all very practical, but ... this should be illegal.
Judging by the lock used perhaps the owner is hoping it will be stolen.
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Trail Cruiser

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Let me guise, the owner got tired of wrist pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain from the original forward riding position. He also wants to have a comfortable upright position and suspension at the saddle. The owner does not give a damn on looks. The owner can also afford expensive stuff. The Brooks saddle is ugly but functional and also expensive. https://www.amazon.com/Brooks-England-B73-Saddle/dp/B001A67IBC
I guess he started using a 45 degree stem and then still not satisfied, he also installed a heads up riser.http://www.ebay.it/itm/SATORI-HANDL...hash=item3cfb816ece:m:mDNe6EqP1nfnHEXkk6a-D_A

I also think the owner wished he had the suspension fork. It' all about comfort.
 
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Alphbetadog

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I've never seen a beautiful bike so uglified - look at that saddle! You can't properly see the mess on the handlebars. I'm sure it's all very practical, but ... this should be illegal.
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Pretty bloody judgy for a Kiwi! :confused: ;) I like the seat, similar to my Brooks B67, but I would probably install some pull-back Northroads handlebars to complete the ensemble.
 
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J.R.

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I see similar (but cheaper) bikes setup like that all the time. High mileage commuters! You can't see what it looks like while riding it... and it's all about the ride. Some complain about what a helmet looks like, can't see that either. That lock has to go though.
 

BlackBeard

New Member
I'm jealous that you can lock a bike outside like that and have no fear of it getting stolen. Here in NYC, the seat would be gone in one hour max. The bike would be gone after your work shift is over.
 

bazzapage

Active Member
Let me guise, the owner got tired of wrist pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain from the original forward riding position. He also wants to have a comfortable upright position and suspension at the saddle. The owner does not give a damn on looks. The owner can also afford expensive stuff. The Brooks saddle is ugly but functional and also expensive. https://www.amazon.com/Brooks-England-B73-Saddle/dp/B001A67IBC
I guess he started using a 45 degree stem and then still not satisfied, he also installed a heads up riser.http://www.ebay.it/itm/SATORI-HANDL...hash=item3cfb816ece:m:mDNe6EqP1nfnHEXkk6a-D_A

I also think the owner wished he had the suspension fork. It' all about comfort.
My philosophy about bikes is: buy the one that suits you best, not the one that someone told you is the best and then have to 'hack' it. Because what's best for them may not be best for you. The Turbo has a specific niche - fast commuter. The X is a bit more versatile - fast tourer - but we didn't get it in NZ.
 

EddieJ

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I just had to post this picture of a Turbo I saw on the street in Auckland New Zealand. Apologies if this is your bike, but I've never seen a beautiful bike so uglified - look at that saddle! You can't properly see the mess on the handlebars. I'm sure it's all very practical, but ... this should be illegal.
Judging by the lock used perhaps the owner is hoping it will be stolen.
Not wishing to comment on the bike that you have shown, I do have to agree in very general terms.

I can't believe the amount of people over here in the UK, that buy an eMTB, then instantly add an array of pointless accessories that render the bike even heavier and not fit to use off road.

With more electrical devices that a whole sale merchant, you could be forgiven for thinking that they would rather be indoors playing with gadgets, than out enjoying the simplicities of just riding a bike.

The less clutter on a bike the better for me.