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Old 05-05-08, 09:36 AM   #1
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Could You Use One of These?

http://www.fresh99.com/bicycle-lift.htm

I know I could.
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Old 05-05-08, 10:24 AM   #2
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Somehow, in this country it looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
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Old 05-05-08, 10:27 AM   #3
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Somehow, in this country it looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
The caption below the very last picture mentions lawsuits.
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I doubt I'm coordinated enough to use this thing
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Somehow, in this country it looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
That's what I was thinking too. I can visualize a lawyer reading this thread and licking his chop$.
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Old 05-05-08, 10:53 AM   #6
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I love climbing hills on my bike so much, I would never use anything like this!

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I'm placing an order for one that is 100 miles long with adjustable speed. Now watch my average speed improve.
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That's what I was thinking too. I can visualize a lawyer reading this thread and licking his chop$.
Sorry if I'm cynical about things like this but my wife works for a public school system. Can you name 3 things that parents won't sue over..............................?




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Could have used one of those on Sunday's ride. Our group leader tried to include every hill in the county.
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Old 05-05-08, 12:16 PM   #10
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A few months ago the new mayor of Québec said he wanted to construct such hill climbers for the cliff that surrounds the city. It's surrounded by slopes like this.
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Like a rope tow for skiers, but with asphalt instead of snow, and a cool slot to get trapped in! Where do I sign up?
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I think they should be mandated by law on every hill with a slope of more than 7-8 degrees.
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Somehow, in this country it looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
EXACTLY what I was thinking . . . . but it is pretty cool.
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dumb idea on so many levels.
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Old 05-05-08, 03:53 PM   #15
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^^^ But so European in that it supports bikes, it works.
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Old 05-05-08, 06:52 PM   #16
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In Europe you can't sue someone because of your own stupidity.
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Argh! Another way to avoid getting exercise. If it's too steep to ride up the hill, isn't walking the next best thing? Pretty cool to look at, though.
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Wouldn't that slot in the track become clogged with ice in freezing weather?
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Those would really tame the steep grades in and around Istanbul, Turkey, where bike riding is difficult at best. Traffic there is horrific and pedestrians are considered fair game. But then I'm thinking - what about the descent ride?
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Darn lawyers. Always suing over things that hurt people.

There are two things that deter the sale of dangerous things (or the introduction of hare-brained hill climbing schemes): Government regulation, and the threat of lawsuits. Which do you prefer?
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There are a bunch of action shots of this on YouTube. One of the voice-overs suggests it's a 20% grade.

Try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtB8D...eature=related

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZIvRpNBtm8

Or just search for "bicycle lift Trondheim."

It's in Norway.
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Or just search for "bicycle lift Trondheim."
Cool vids thanks for the links. I tried doing a search, but I can't spell Trondheim.
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An in-ground Segway? Oh, give it a rest.
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No one is forced to use this lift as far as I can see. If you are offended by the idea of mechanical assistance or fearful of this particular implementation, by all means walk! It's no big deal and really is the same choice as using an elevator, ski lift or moving sidewalk - all of which you can get injured using as well. As an instrument of travel, your bike itself is as perilous a mode of transport, if not more so.
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works for busses...why not bikes.

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