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Old 10-09-08, 01:34 PM   #1
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Old 10-09-08, 01:39 PM   #2
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Wonder how fast they're pedaling

Check out those itty bitty cranks!
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Old 10-09-08, 01:41 PM   #3
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Correct me if I am wrong, but someone here on the forum had one of these machines in For Trade a few years ago, did they not?

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Way cool. Do they have a name like "The Wheelman's Sporting Club"

What kind of bikes are those?
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Old 10-09-08, 02:36 PM   #5
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No info came with the picture but the paint jobs look very Swiss. those forks must be so that you can spin your wheel all the way around or something. Are the back rims wood?
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Old 10-09-08, 02:38 PM   #6
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They need to get some gears on them bikes, darn fixie hipsters!

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I should also mention that someone is selling this photograph on Ebay under vintage bike. I don't think it's one of us but I'll check the new Ebay ID list.
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Cool!

Check out the chainring and chain -- they're running a 1:1 gear ratio. Is that supposed to be easier for tricks?

On another note, someone should have told them that pink and red don't mix.
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Looks more like a cult to me.
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Old 10-09-08, 03:42 PM   #10
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Are we certain those bikes are not just unicycles with a spare wheel?
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Old 10-09-08, 06:19 PM   #11
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Early mountain bike bunny hopping???
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Circus bikes. A few years ago, or maybe more than ten, I ran across a company that sold circus props and gear while shopping for a unicycle. I've probably still got their small catalog around here someplace. They had bikes listed that were set up like the ones in that picture only a bit newer. Not a bike that you'd want to commute on or ride a century with but neat in the sense of what they're designed for.
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http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2008...llow-tape.html

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Old 10-09-08, 06:49 PM   #13
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Those have got to be like, the earliest known BMX cranks. I mean, seriously. Have you guys seen some of the cranks they put on those things now-a-days?
Not my sport I guess. Maybe I'm just not meant to understand.
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Where can we purchase those handlebars?
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the german look...

here it is, a Bauer artistic; http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Ger...r_Art_bike.htm

I've seen a few of these (frames) passing on ebay..
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Pretty short wheelbase, too.

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Are those what the Shriners rode before go-karts?
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That would be a fun bike to leave somewhere for it to be stolen. Bring a camcorder to film the mess that ensues! LOL.
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artistic cycling,




Popular in germany, the men play radball / cycle ball
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Ah yes the "Wheel Spinners of Crabchuk" on their world tour in 1952 ,truely an inspiration to us all !
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I'm guessing they intentionally over tighten their headsets.
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