Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weird Bike Wednesday - Knot Bicycle

What went wrong with the top tube?
Now here's a unique bicycle frame. It's like a conventional frame except for the top tube, which has a big knot in it. This is the creation of a company in Milano, Italy called Otto Milano. There are three versions of this bike. Two are fixies without brakes, one with drop handlebars, and one with straight handlebars (shown above).  The other is a more standard bike with disk brakes.

I wasn't able to find any information about these bikes after 2015, so I don't think they were successful commercially. I wonder if they had problems with cracking in the top tube. That knot in there has to be a major stress riser.

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