Impressive

The "Pimp my Ride" section for Soviet bloc bikes. Everybody seems to have their own custom add-ons, modifications & accessories. Share your tips and post pictures of them here.
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Impressive

Post by Marine By Choice » Thu May 30, 2019 2:31 pm

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Re: Impressive

Post by IndyChizzle » Thu May 30, 2019 9:03 pm

Wow. I would hesitate to call any Ural "art", but the build quality is impressive from every angle.
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Re: Impressive

Post by davek » Thu May 30, 2019 10:05 pm

Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to call it art. What a beautiful job. Belongs in a museum.
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Re: Impressive

Post by chopfather » Fri May 31, 2019 8:37 am

That thing is pretty cool ! I'll keep mine though, that one is too shiny and I'd be afraid to scratch it or get it dirty.
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Re: Impressive

Post by siberman1 » Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 am

chopfather wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:37 am
That thing is pretty cool ! I'll keep mine though, that one is too shiny and I'd be afraid to scratch it or get it dirty.
Yeah, I'd hate to see what Canyonlands & Moab would do to it, even with knobby tires! I think on a "good day" it would be bad enough, but on "midlin-to-bad day", absolutely horrible!

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Re: Impressive

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:29 am

davek wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to call it art. What a beautiful job. Belongs in a museum.
I agree. And that's the problem.

It is struggling with what it wants to be in the real world.
The bike doesn't follow any one or even a merger of related design concepts and is all over the place.
I see lots of details that I can appreciate on an aesthetic or functional level, but most are at odds with one another.

Lightening holes? 2WD? Fancy paint and finish? Engraving?
They keep some parts OD green but fancy paint in others, crests? racing numbers?
Cafe seat and non-functional head hump for passenger?

A concept or custom bike should make you want to own it.
It looks interesting, but I don't want it.

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Re: Impressive

Post by jaybird » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:36 am

BinDerSmokDat wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:29 am
davek wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to call it art. What a beautiful job. Belongs in a museum.
I agree. And that's the problem.

It is struggling with what it wants to be in the real world.
The bike doesn't follow any one or even a merger of related design concepts and is all over the place.
I see lots of details that I can appreciate on an aesthetic or functional level, but most are at odds with one another.

Lightening holes? 2WD? Fancy paint and finish? Engraving?
They keep some parts OD green but fancy paint in others, crests? racing numbers?
Cafe seat and non-functional head hump for passenger?

A concept or custom bike should make you want to own it.
It looks interesting, but I don't want it.
That's a pretty good assessment Rich.
Did you notice the width of the wheels? That I like!

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Re: Impressive

Post by Tin Man » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:08 pm

That's just a mess......impressive work......but still a mess. To do that much work, and not get to use it as was intended, has always baffled me. Sorta like taking a fine gun and covering it with engraving and gold/silver......never to be handled again. But hey, it ain't mine, I do hope the owner enjoys it. :foilhead:
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Re: Impressive

Post by Tinkerer » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:29 pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.....
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Re: Impressive

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:46 pm

jaybird wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:36 am
That's a pretty good assessment Rich.
Did you notice the width of the wheels? That I like!
The wheels look a little wider.
I'm 90% certain the tires are Kenda K784F Big Block.

CatEyetech and I talked about running them in this thread...

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Re: Impressive

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:49 pm

I did some more looking and found out why this Ural looks like Russian beet farmer done up like a French whore.
The guys who built this bike will generously sell you bespoke $1500 leather floor boards and $550 leather grips...

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Re: Impressive

Post by jaybird » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:19 pm

Geeze, they're practically neighbors!
I obviously need to start "charging" more for my custom floorboards :lol:

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