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Old 12-20-08, 01:45 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-21-08, 07:50 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-21-08, 05:06 PM   #4
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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?
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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.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:28 PM   #7
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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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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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Old 12-30-08, 06:03 PM   #9
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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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Old 12-31-08, 02:58 AM   #10
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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.
There's an image I didn't need.
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Old 12-31-08, 02:49 PM   #11
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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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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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Old 01-31-09, 02:38 PM   #16
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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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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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