Cool bike...

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not very practical though. I recently started cycling to work 2 days a week (Bow to St Pauls in London if anyone wants to ask). I can't imagine using anything with wheels that small, only 1 brake, 1 gear. Dear gods no.

    Perhaps full suspension and hydraulic disk brakes are not required but they do make it a bit more comfortable.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Some how I don't think they're supposed to be :rolleyes: ;) It's more of a statement, or fashion accessory than a serious bike.
     
  4. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    heh-heh, exactly.... it's like when those micro-scooters started cropping up around Soho and all the New Media Luvvies were using them..... then the rest of the country caught up a year later and luvvies found some other piece of cool kit!

    I'm expecting to be run over by one of these ridden by a luvvie later today on Wardour Street..... :p :p :p
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    definitely made to look cool...I like it...but would never use it...

    now a clown bike... :D
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Being 6' 8", I would need a bike with larger wheels, frame, and a higher seat!
     
  7. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Looks like it came out of the 70's! A friend's big brother had a yellow and black chopper bicycle with a steering wheel on it.

    They look better on their own than with a rider. Prepare to be amused in 15 years if you think you look cool riding one of these now...
     
  8. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    exactly what i was gonna say...we were chopping our sting-rays back then. i think the longest we got a front fork was 8 feet before it collapsed.

    still, it looks cool...all you need is a "keep on truckin" crumb t-shirt.


    btw, igav...tuesday nite i saw lalo shifrin do his first jazz club date in 40 years...a great time.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    but this could be a clown bike....you put the smallest clown on something like this and give the biggest guy one of those minis :D

    Not exactly what I'd choose to pedal around or be seen on. I've seen worse, though.

    Give me my Shwinn Sting Ray with the Banana seat....ah, nostalgia! :D

    http://www.epinions.com/otdr-review-66A6-1C488ED-37B3B016-bd2 (mine was a deep blue/black almost - even got run over by the Goodhumor guy!)

    D
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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  11. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    are u serious?! :eek:
     
  12. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Thats nothing! They make Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Bikes now. I read about them in popular science. Now THAT is cool.
     
  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Quite so eyelikeart, I'm 80" tall!

    The velour pedal covers mentioned by Mr. Anderson, a liite bit of luxury. It is just the thing for the rider that likes to go barefoot while riding a bicycle! :p
     
  14. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    I've raced people in these before, they're incredibly fun, but hard to stop.
     
  15. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    How cool, I bet that was just an incredible experience... :)

    He's one of the artists I'd love to see live, especially in a Jazz club, but sadly I just don't think I'll ever get to see him play.... and certainly not in a Jazz club... :(

    There's quite afew bands in London that play his stuff, but it's like going to see a tribute band... good music... but it's not as good as the real thing!!

    Did he play any of the Dirty Harry stuff?? (my fav Lalo work)
     
  16. OutThere macrumors 603

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    That's kinda like buying a really nice car....its not all that practical but its more the image of the car then how well it works....
     
  17. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    he didn't play any of his movie stuff...except one rather bland tune from "bringing down the house"...i was hoping he would do at least some of his well-known stuff. but it was still an amazing experience...his band consisted of harvey mason on drums, brian bromberg on upright bass and james morrison( an aussie) on trumpet, t-bone and flugalhorn. the level of musicianship in his band was truly drop-dead astounding...lalo was certainly no bill evans or oscar peterson but he was really enjoying himself. it was clear from his storytelling that he was a very gentle/humble guy.

    it was an inspiring night.
     
  18. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Nice design tho I'm a downhill rider and that bike wouldn't last a second on the trails that I ride.
     
  19. cb911 macrumors 601

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    PHAT!!

    whoa, phat with a 'ph'! :D

    they had bikes like these at a local bike shop about a year ago, but probably because the shop was in a bad suburb these bikes never really took off.

    are you guys serious that these will get popular?! :eek: :p :D
     

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