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    Tall bike Middle Eastern style

    Riding at roughly the same height as his trusty camel this intrepid rider in keffiyeh headgear slowly plods along in his desperate search for chain lube.

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    Who'd have thought there would be an AltBiker in the ME?

    Thanks for finding that .

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    Scraper bike.

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    I guess it would *really* hurt if he did not clip out when coming
    to a stop sign...

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    Any backstory? I mean, is there any practical reason for wanting a bike that tall?
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    That was great.
    At such a height, he would be out of reach of even the biggest dogs, as long as they didn't make him fall over.
    What do you call a cyclist who sells potpourri on the road? A pedaling petal-peddler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Any backstory? I mean, is there any practical reason for wanting a bike that tall?
    I don't about any backstory but who said tall bikes need a practical reason? Besides, do you not see the semblance of geometry to the triangularity of a dromedary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Any backstory? I mean, is there any practical reason for wanting a bike that tall?
    Perhaps he thinks he'll be high enough to survive a roadside bombattack or landmine detonation.
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    Bottom Bracket clearance: You just can't have too much.

    I would really like to see how he mounts that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Bottom Bracket clearance: You just can't have too much.

    I would really like to see how he mounts that thing.
    There's an image I didn't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Bottom Bracket clearance: You just can't have too much.

    I would really like to see how he mounts that thing.
    Probably from a second floor window I'm guessing.

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    It was nice to see. Kind of reminded me of a tall bike version of a Dursley Pederson. Nice to see something more engineered than the typical weld two frames together tall bike.

    People can't understand why a bike would be that tall? In the desert, in the summer, it's got to be cooler up there. And farther from concentrated auto exhausts.
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    If only he knew where to get some oil for that chain
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    That's awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chainstrainer View Post
    Riding at roughly the same height as his trusty camel this intrepid rider in keffiyeh headgear slowly plods along in his desperate search for chain lube.
    He needs to pay a royalty on that to Mark Sanders. It's an A frame.

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    It appears to be a regular diamond-frame with extended head tube and wheel stays. The bottom stays could collapse the whole rig with the slightest loss of tension (no curb-hoping on that puppy). An XXXXL Strida like this would be a challenge to haul into a bus - you'd have to lash it to the roof with XXXXL bungee cords.

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    I want to build one of those with an extension ladder in the middle. You could pull the bottom extension up once you've mounted it. Since it would be multipurpose you could call it a Sport Utility Bicycle (SUB). It would make a great work bike for a cable installer or tree pruner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Sunshine View Post
    I want to build one of those with an extension ladder in the middle. You could pull the bottom extension up once you've mounted it. Since it would be multipurpose you could call it a Sport Utility Bicycle (SUB). It would make a great work bike for a cable installer or tree pruner.
    Well, the ladder stays put on the Skywalker but it's close to what you describe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Any backstory? I mean, is there any practical reason for wanting a bike that tall?


    they're fun to ride

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