PBP 2015 — The Bikes They Rode

Possibly the coolest bike I saw … finished in 82 hours … Ukrainian

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a little later, with a few more supplies … (and there were a lot of marvellously broken-in Brooks leather saddles)

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and if it was not for this bike (picture from Jenny Oh Hatfield’s blog), which was also from the Ukraine (the saddle seemed far too high, but he was metronomic in his style…)

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Plenty of steel, from independent builders, new and old

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But most bikes were probably carbon (UK bags made a good showing, Carradice, Apidura)

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The Dark Side was out in some force

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and in plenty of varieties

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One of the squad of Elliptigos from GB (they all finished, remarkable, as they can only do about 22 km/h on the flat, as an average

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Bromptons present (saw a space-frame Moulton, too)

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Plenty of Cigar bikes, mostly from Holland. They went quick downhill, and on the flat, and are quite common in daily use, I was told …

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Decoration often featured. (There was a man with the Eiffel tower on his head.)

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An old Dahon?

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A mixture of the race focused, with touring accents …

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The arrivée

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