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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    Whistle while you ride

    Actually, my bike was whistling in this northeaster that's moved in for an extended visit. The crosswinds have been playing a tune on the cable cutouts of my aerobars. Very eerie , reminiscent of a haunted house.
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    My front spokes have played tunes in high crosswinds.

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    I had a girl ride past me today and she was singing. I was standing at a bus stop and I could hear someone singing, she got closer and I realized it was her. I wish I had my bike so I could have talked to her.

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    I have a whistle built into the sternum strap on my pack. I know I'm going fast when I start to hear it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    I have a whistle built into the sternum strap on my pack. I know I'm going fast when I start to hear it...
    Heh so so do I.

    I sing on the bike all the time. Thierry Marie (IIRC) was out on one of those ridiculous breakaways in le Tour some ~15 (?) years ago, so far ahead that he was singing to the TV cameras. Since then it has seemed like a good idea.
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    i sing while i ride....like what im doing sometimes "my legs are really sore. im too far out to turn back. Oh crap didint see that pot hole"

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    If I could only figure out how to play guitar, piano, and ride bike at the same time. That would be cool. But I can't sing or whistle. I know my limitations. Anyone come up with a guitar handlebar mount that allows me to steer and play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasphil
    If I could only figure out how to play guitar, piano, and ride bike at the same time. That would be cool. But I can't sing or whistle. I know my limitations. Anyone come up with a guitar handlebar mount that allows me to steer and play?
    Not a problem!
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    I sing while I ride....

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    I hum. Specifically, my helmet hums, if I turn my head to the side in a high wind. I have a small white blinkie attached to it with a elastic velcro strap, which tends to vibrate in a stiff cross-breeze.

    Singing, now that's something that I do engage in on occasion. Especially in nice weather when I don't have to work too hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasphil
    If I could only figure out how to play guitar, piano, and ride bike at the same time. That would be cool. But I can't sing or whistle. I know my limitations. Anyone come up with a guitar handlebar mount that allows me to steer and play?
    I don't know about guitar. Even if the bike held it for you, you still need both hands to play it, so you'd have to just balance, or maybe find a way to steer with your knees.

    With a piano, you could mount a small one and play it with one hand!
    Quote Originally Posted by MadfiNch on Commuting forum
    What's the point of a bike if you can only ride it on weekends, and you can't even carry anything with you?!
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    My bike bell whistles if the wind/speed is right. I have it mounted upside down and slightly at an angle. Puts the press right where my thumb sits (sometimes I ring the bell when I put my hand on the grips with gloves on) and keeps it from prying eyes after having a couple of them broken or the top removed by kids.

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    I lost the plug from one of my bar ends, and it was at just the right angle to whistle when I got up to 17mph. Every time I went downhill, that bar end would start whistling.
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    I lost the plug from one of my bar ends, and it was at just the right angle to whistle when I got up to 17mph. Every time I went downhill, that bar end would start whistling.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
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    My bike sings to me, too! There's a hole in the tip of the aerobars, that used to have a black plastic cap. Well, the cap fell off about a month ago, now anytime there's a crosswind, it plays tunes.
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