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Old 06-03-21, 03:36 PM
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Artist's impression of a bike

A couple of weeks ago I walked into my GP's office for my COVID vaccination, and noticed this painting on the wall:



I studied it for a bit while waiting for my shot, asking myself: would I have ...? Probably not.



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Old 06-03-21, 03:59 PM
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Fork’s bent.

But probably the least of the problems on that one. I’m gonna guess painting from a photograph without an actual bicycle present for reference.

Edit: oh, Non-Fixie I now realize. Double negative points for a Dutch painting (you know, Dutch Masters, bicycles everywhere...)
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The New Yorker magazine has periodically featured art with bicycles on the cover.
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Old 06-03-21, 04:52 PM
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Painted from the non-drive side.
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Where's the white garage door?

Stupid me passed on grabbing this from the dump one day. I do wish that I had picked it up...
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Looks like a bike one might see in a nightmare.
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Old 06-03-21, 07:19 PM
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Looks like a bike one might see in a nightmare.
In my nightmares, I'm back assembling boom era Chiorda.
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I think I saw that bike for sale on Craigslist for $2000. Rare. Firm price. Said he knew what he had.
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Clunker challenge fresco.
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I've seen several paintings where the chainwheel was on the left side of the bike and the rear sprocket on the right side, with the chain somehow passing through the spokes. I saw three like that hanging in one store at the same time. And one on the wall at a Panera. Things they don't teach you in art school, I guess.
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You know who sucks? Picasso.

ferchristsakes.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
You know who sucks? Picasso.

ferchristsakes.
While generally not to my taste, he had his moments, like his found object sculpture of a bull's head, fabricated from a leather bicycle saddle and handlebars. It's very simple, something that anybody could do, but only he had the vision.

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My reactions:

It has fenders!

Radial lacing!

Is the junction between the steering tube, the top tube, and the bottom tube some new-fangled front suspension?
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While generally not to my taste, he had his moments, like his found object sculpture of a bull's head, fabricated from a leather bicycle saddle and handlebars. It's very simple, something that anybody could do, but only he had the vision.
You missed the point entirely. Why does art need to be an accurate description of anything?

While I doubt this thread will make 5 pages, but if it does, it will be a serious contender to overcome the “We have a present for you” thread as the dumbest of the year.
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iab "dumbest" is normally--- also in the eye of the beholder (similar to beauty and art). However, I agree with you about art not needing "to be an accurate description of anything."

Jus' sayin' and addin' my 2 measly cents worth of unneeded opinion.
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Back to "Artist's impression of a bike"....
While technically Todd McLellan is a photographer, his book 'Things Come Apart' is a very artistic take on the classic exploded diagram. I have his bicycle print hanging on my wall at home.
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Those fastback stays are pretty cool. Everything else, not so much!

Reminds me of this. https://twistedsifter.com/2016/04/ar...nders-results/



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In my nightmares, I'm back assembling boom era Chiorda.
Balilla brakes! Where the difference between clamping the cable securely and snapping the pinch bolt is about 1/8 of a turn of the nut. Italian pot metal!
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
While I doubt this thread will make 5 pages, but if it does, it will be a serious contender to overcome the “We have a present for you” thread as the dumbest of the year.
I think it was "We got a present for you."
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It's obviously a stayer frame and fork, with left-hand drive train for improved aerodynamics. With paper boy handlebars for riding around the city.

Duh.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
You missed the point entirely. Why does art need to be an accurate description of anything?

While I doubt this thread will make 5 pages, but if it does, it will be a serious contender to overcome the “We have a present for you” thread as the dumbest of the year.
Well, you never know. It might be the start of a new sub-forum "Early 21st century bicycle art".

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I took this picture - it had to be back in the 80's. (Scanned from a physical paper photo!) It is part of the sign that this tiny "Tony's Bike Shop" had. They went out of business and the hand-painted sign was lying against the building. This was in Holbrook, NY on Long Island.

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lefty fork?

....err... i mean "Lefty Strut"..... apologies.

from a recent multi modal trek - near Milwaukee

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I thinks a cool painting it is...!

i think you should abscond with it and send it my way, sir!
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