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…
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….”
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.
But maybe not as many heads as the Ferrari 458 that was domineering the Colnago booth.
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?
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.
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.
There are e-bikes and then there are folding e-bikes like Project Q.
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.
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.
These bottom three aren’t even bicycles, but if your whole family wants to get into electric moto trials, they have that.
Or this. Which is very useful for tricks – it says it right on it.
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!
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.
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.
A reverse high wheel?
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.
The Kwiggle bike is supposedly the most compact folding bike on the market. Sort of like a Razor scooter you can pedal…
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.