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Eurobike is an interesting place, chock full of nearly everything you could imagine that is related to the bicycle even in the smallest ways. Among the numerous hangers, biergartens, sausage stands, and fashion shows, there are also quite a few one-off displays and oddities to lasso your attention and draw you in.

Explore some of the more beautiful, odd, and curious next…

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Certainly one of the more beautiful bikes on display, this Pininfarina Fuoriserie was commissioned by 43 Milano, a bespoke bicycle company out of Italy. The Pininfarina features a polished Zehus hub motor, natural leather appointments from The Bridge inspired by the 1936 Lancia Astura Bocca, Paul levers with Campy Brakes, and H Plus Son rims. Only 30 of these were made so the price is probably “if you have to ask….”

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The 43 Milano booth also had this outrageous Rizoma 77/011 that was also fitted with a polished Zehus motor. Running a Rizoma belt drive and custom cranks and handebar, this seat tube-less beauty will turn some heads.

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But maybe not as many heads as the Ferrari 458 that was domineering the Colnago booth.

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Spotted in the Fabric booth, this Cannondale Caad 10 was rocking a beautiful paint job. Kinda reminiscent of those old Surf Style wind breakers, right?

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If you’re looking for a thoroughly modern e-bike for your commute, the LEAOS bikes can’t be ignored. The made-in-Italy carbon monocoque frame houses a powerful battery, motor, and encapsulates the drivetrain for an impressively clean design. The company is even working on a solar charging model above so you can leave the bike outside and it will charge while you’re working or sipping coffee, or whatever you do on your bike rides.

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Another interesting e-bike is the new Ncycle with its striking frame design and clever features like a built in locking handlebar. Positioned in the Continental booth to show off their belt drive system, the Ncycle will be available in the first half of 2015.

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There are e-bikes and then there are folding e-bikes like Project Q.

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And then there are folding bikes like this Koga folding freaking tandem. It’s actually not a bad idea for transporting your tandem around town, provided you have the specialized rack from Uebler.

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Baltik Vairas had some interesting bikes on display as the company specializes in custom bikes for B2B applications. Like if your company needs a fleet of bicycles to deliver coffee beans – they can do that.

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These bottom three aren’t even bicycles, but if your whole family wants to get into electric moto trials, they have that.

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Or this. Which is very useful for tricks – it says it right on it.

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The bikes on display weren’t all new. How about this tandem that was used to reach ludicrous speed in 1979 – that’s just over 90 mph on a tandem!

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The Light Blue bicycle also had a vintage model on display with a massive chainring. Made by John Albert Townsend to celebrate the turn of the century in 1900, the bike features a 100 tooth chainring.

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We’re not sure how useful this windscreen would actually be to keep out the rain and cold, but the company was certainly pushing their advertising.

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A reverse high wheel?

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We’ve posted a few full suspension trikes designed for those who aren’t able to ride a traditional bike offroad, but this Wildkat trike may be one of the first full suspension offroad designs for your average rider. Made in the UK, the Wildcat isn’t quite finished but has some impressive engineering. We’re told it will sell for around 3,000 Euros.

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The Kwiggle bike is supposedly the most compact folding bike on the market. Sort of like a Razor scooter you can pedal…

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When is a car not a car? When it’s a fully faired recumbent trike. Kind of the perfect thing to see while leaving the show for the final day.

 

17 COMMENTS

  1. “…this Wildkat trike may be one of the first full suspension offroad designs for your average rider.” – Not at all. Full suspension, offroad capable trikes have been around a while. Steintrikes is famous for them, HP Velotechnik also makes one, and several (unsuspended) fat trikes are available or being developed.
    http://www.steintrikes.com/trike/mungo.php
    http://www.hpvelotechnik.com/produkte/scorpion_fs26_enduro/index_e.html
    https://www.facebook.com/bentrideronline/posts/10154778034530433

    This one seems to be front wheel drive, which is rare, but has also been done before. Some Russian even made an all wheel drive trike, more than 10 years ago I believe.

  2. I’d love to try that ‘reverse-highwheel’ bike thing. That can be useful if you do not have a lot of storage space. Without the bulk of a hinged folding bike, this can be light weight, too.

  3. I was beat my Macr! I had a Klein Adept around 2000 that was painted that way. A Klein front triangle, Gary Fisher rear triangle, and color changing paint! To me, it was the best bike in the world!

  4. The Koga tandem is sort of old hat: it’s been around in this guise since 2005. The main difference between a 2005 and a 2014 model is in the paint color and the brakes (from HS-33 to discs). There are more practical folding tandems around like the – equally Dutch – Multicyle tandems. These fold ahead of the front chainwheel, meaning the always dirty timing chain doesn’t have to come off when you fold it. Mounting the timing chain doesn’t only involve getting your hands dirty but also having to mind the pedals are parallel to each other. So the Koga is impressive but very heavy and not too practical, in my opinion.

  5. That Schauff Tandem…. actually the stoker was a blind frenchman and they did that speed on a public highway in southern France, passing trucks and other cars in the process. At a later date they tried to up the ante and mounted a huge spoiler on a Porsche RSR Turbo driven by nobody else as the late Rolf Stommelen, while doing testruns on the Nuerburgring the spoiler broke and sailed inches away from the Tandem pilots. One of the bigger problems was to keep the glue on sewups on the rims…. ductape to the rescue …. oh did I mention that the rear brake really really sucked ..lol
    good times

  6. The reversed big wheel is a Velocino style bike from italy, still in production under at least two makers: Abici & Magic Retro

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