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    Really old Alt-Bikers

    Anybody heard of these people? Do you know if any of their descendants are still in the Alt-Bike field?

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    recycle, repurpose, ride
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    totally unrelated

    just wanted to say that i have an elkhound and i love that dog. unfortunately he is going to pass this week but he is a good dog (old age).

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    ride lots be safe Creakyknees's Avatar
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    his seat's too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jollygreen View Post
    just wanted to say that i have an elkhound and i love that dog. unfortunately he is going to pass this week but he is a good dog (old age).
    Sorry to hear about it. Lost a JRT last summer from old age.

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    THe're pussing a really low gear. Suppose they need to if the females can't pedal.
    Ride or Die

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    That's totally awesome. There's been a couple of videos posted that included it- check on youtube, maybe. They were generic alt-bike videos from way back when that included little short clips of this contraption.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Here's the video:
    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/08/19...vations-2.html

    Every odd bike from today is in there in 1939-1943- Tandems, tallbikes, clownbikes, unicycles, ultimate wheels, giant bikes, rowbikes, recumbents, rollerblades, bicycle trailers, etc.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    I wrote a little about the Steinlauf family on my website:

    http://www.chicagofreakbike.org/2006...amily-were.php

    Those articles were given to me by a Chicago old-timer. He didn't know anything about it. Even though I roamed the streets of Chicago for eight years looking for freakbikes, and hearing about and tracking down old freakbikes (I mean that's what the website is about), I never heard or found any evidence of them. But in a city of 3 million people, who knows? I was always surprised by the bikes I ran across.

    If you click the link you can see more pictures and read an article about them.

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    You might try calling AM YISRAEL. I found a hit for "Fred Steinlauf" on one of thier PDF newsletters. I think he is dead though, (Yahrzeits?), so you would have to ask about his kids. I guess you might have to ask some questions to see if he is the right Fred.

    AM YISRAEL — 4 HAPP ROAD NORTHFIELD, IL 60093 847/446-7215, FAX: 847/ 446-7202 WWW.AMYISRAEL.ORG

    I mapped the shop at 3851 Ogden and the Synagoge and they are only 23 miles apart.
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