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Old 11-04-08, 08:34 PM   #1
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Six-person "bicycle"

The link below is for Craig's List in the Raleigh, NC area. Does anyone know anything about the performance of this type of machine?
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/905422963.html
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Old 11-04-08, 09:16 PM   #2
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The link below is for Craig's List in the Raleigh, NC area. Does anyone know anything about the performance of this type of machine?
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/905422963.html
Cool machine. I imagine it depends on who's pedaling. I've ridden a conference bike and even with just the owner and me on board, we were flying down the street. Far faster than the usual six passengers who never ride bicycles.

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Old 11-05-08, 09:12 AM   #4
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Looks like a cool machine, I have seen it before.. Agree that the speed would depend on the ratio of weight to "muscle" and a desire to go for it, or just a sunday drive in the country mentality. For those who want to really go, hope it has good brakes.
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I haven't tried one. From what I have read, they are for novelty use at the seashore, or neighborhood fun, and would not normally be used for transportation anywhere (IE, they're slow). Normally called a "surrey".

Oh yeah, most of these that I've seen, only 4 people pedal- other two seats don't have pedals. That's where you put your 2-year-old.
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Old 11-05-08, 03:06 PM   #6
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They rent those things out around here. Novelty item for tourists.
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Old 11-05-08, 03:23 PM   #7
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these are rented to tourists in Monterey CA also. Meh.
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Old 11-05-08, 10:26 PM   #8
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A Donutmobile with riders wearing matching outfits creates a bolder presence than random tourists on surreys. A paceline is linear but a pacecircle is...is....so hard to get anywhere:
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Slow and difficult to steer.
Forget it if a wheel rolls into the sand.
Lame.
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Here's a smaller version: http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/912654626.html
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Check this one out:
http://odessa.craigslist.org/bik/936427230.html
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