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Old 04-14-07, 04:41 PM   #1
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I just found out

I can ride my beach cruiser with the front wheel backwards, so that the North Bars are, well, pointed South. In other words, I can turn the wheel around 180 degrees and ride the bike.

There is nothing practical in this knowledge, but I did find it fascinating! I should probably have taken this to the Digital Gee sub-forum. Sorry!
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Old 04-14-07, 05:18 PM   #2
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but can you spin the wheel around while moving?????
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Old 04-14-07, 06:44 PM   #3
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Good old coaster brakes....no cables.
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Old 04-14-07, 06:48 PM   #4
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If you can do a good wheel stand you can spin the thing around while you're riding. We want video of that!!
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Old 04-14-07, 07:30 PM   #5
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Nice to know that you go both ways.
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Old 04-15-07, 12:13 AM   #6
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Nice to know that you go both ways.
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Old 04-15-07, 12:23 AM   #7
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Old 04-15-07, 06:43 AM   #8
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but can you spin the wheel around while moving?????
I'm not sure what this says about Digital but every 12 year old boy in the country just "has" to have a bike that will do that. Interestingly, I can count on my fingers the number of kids I've seen who can actually do a bar spin.
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Old 04-15-07, 07:01 AM   #9
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My wife said she seen a woman at the park, get done with her ride for the day at the park, before realizing see had her handlebars backwards. Must have been on a cell phone.
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Old 04-15-07, 08:48 PM   #10
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what's the fork rake with the bars reversed? answer: leaves?
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I would be perfectly happy to have the bars backward if I could just get out and ride.

Would a pedal boat be a viable option this year?
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