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Old 01-21-09, 11:09 PM   #1
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Tall Bike with Built-in Ladder

If it were taller, an elevator would be in order:
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Old 01-21-09, 11:17 PM   #2
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That Atomic Zombie guy lives in my city. Waste of time, money and materials, but whatever floats your biking boat.

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Old 01-23-09, 05:22 AM   #3
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That's a nice different take on a tall bike. It looks like it would be pretty hard to start riding it without assistance. Otherwise, I don't know how you would be able to keep the bike under control while you are mounting it.
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If that's the one I'm thinking of, it is set up to mount while you ride it. The "handlebars" extend down the ladder. Give it a push, then you can steer as you climb. There should be some youtube video of the thing somewhere.
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Some guy around here welded two frames atop one another, moved the cranks up to the second frame, and it's a good six-feet tall on the saddle. He was riding it around the streets yesterday. On the snowy roads that is. I saluted him. He did a very nice job - looks like a seamless welding job he did.

Wish I had my digital-camera on me. But I know where he lives, so I might ring his bell.
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Some guy around here welded two frames atop one another, moved the cranks up to the second frame, and it's a good six-feet tall on the saddle. He was riding it around the streets yesterday. On the snowy roads that is. I saluted him. He did a very nice job - looks like a seamless welding job he did.

Wish I had my digital-camera on me. But I know where he lives, so I might ring his bell.

That's a pretty standard tall bike, but I'm glad he did a good build quality. Some I've seen are so poorly welded that the rider is taking their life into their hands riding it.
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That's pretty elegant.
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Elegant, just don't hit the brakes too hard, or stop unexpectedly. Could be painful. Wind drag is probably terrible, too- not the bike to use for a century.
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I shudder to think what a significantly gusting side wind would to handling. He should wear a parachute.
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The irony here is that isn't even his tallest bike. He built one that is in the Guinness book of world records. Check it out at Atomiczombie.com
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It has a lot of space to sell advertising.
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I just spent an hour on youtube - thanks for the link. I love Ashville and used to live near Battle Mountain, NV - I'm new but I think cycling is in my blood.
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Better cycling than some bad habits. Follow your aspirations. If they include a pair of wheels, so much the better!
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I still like my 24' extension ladder in the middle of an A frame tall bike idea. You could use a locking brake to mount it while it's leaning against a house or something. You could also use it to clean your gutters.
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