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    Want to see over cars? Cushyness of a long wheelbase? Look no more!

    Lol, thought someone might get a kick out of a little project one of my buddies made...

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    4 bikes tall



    tall bikes kick ass. I helped some friends build a couple of them two nights ago
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    That's really cool but seeing over cars is something I already do. I don't need to see over trucks though

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    That looks like a lot oh fun!!! There are a few more clips on youtube with the riders POV (helmet cam), it looks a little scary. I'd have to start with 2 bikes high first. If you got hit by a car, you wouldnt actually get hit BY the car, the bike would be taken out from under you. Then you just pretend you're a cat.
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    Bunny-hop-it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totaled108 View Post
    it looks a little scary.

    A little? It looks f-ing terrifying.
    Props to anyone brave enough to ride that monster.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lz4005 View Post
    A little? It looks f-ing terrifying.
    Props to anyone brave enough to ride that monster.
    nod

    OP's bike looks like it will collapse underneath you
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    I have noticed that any kind of tall thing seems about 3 times as tall when you're on it as it does looking at it from the ground, too.

    It would definitely take some doing. For example, in that video (and some of the others I've seen), the tall bike in question has several other bikes running ahead to block off traffic. I'd be afraid that I'd be riding along and all the sudden,. something jumps in front of me bringing to a dead halt before I could dismount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post

    It would definitely take some doing. For example, in that video (and some of the others I've seen), the tall bike in question has several other bikes running ahead to block off traffic. I'd be afraid that I'd be riding along and all the sudden,. something jumps in front of me bringing to a dead halt before I could dismount.
    well, that was actually a ride with hundreds of people, I remember he was riding the bike solo earlier that day. But I know what you are talking about, I prefer to ride fixed gear tall bikes because i feel like i have more control of the bike and I can track stand them.
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    I think I saw a picture of someone commuting on a tall bike in the utility cycling forum. It was only 2 frames high though. Might be fun to do that once. I bet the ride in the OP would be difficult to do a track stand on.

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    It would suck to crash that monster especially if he is rockin clipless pedals
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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    I think I saw a picture of someone commuting on a tall bike in the utility cycling forum. It was only 2 frames high though. Might be fun to do that once. I bet the ride in the OP would be difficult to do a track stand on.
    I'm more interested in seeing somebody tour on a tallbike. Think of all the extra cargo room!
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    would you have to pedal that backward? or am i not seeing the chainline well enough?

    nevermind, i think i see how it goes.

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