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Old 09-14-11, 11:31 PM   #1
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Old Joke_ tour of Italy

I figure it would take someone with the 50+ year old brain to think of something as wonderful as this. Could be used well on wet cobbles, etc.
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Seen pics of unusual bikes and a couple that caught my eye over the years.

Can actually see a use for this one

But I think it must have been a pretty good mechanic to build this one



And not too comfortable on a century ride.
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Seen pics of unusual bikes and a couple that caught my eye over the years.

Can actually see a use for this one

But I think it must have been a pretty good mechanic to build this one



And not too comfortable on a century ride.
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Old 09-17-11, 11:53 AM   #4
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IMO his fork is bent. Chain's loose too!
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Italy, brings back warm memories..My x girlfriend lives there!! Wish I could do a fast tour of Italy, secretly..
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Seen pics of unusual bikes and a couple that caught my eye over the years.

Can actually see a use for this one

But I think it must have been a pretty good mechanic to build this one



And not too comfortable on a century ride.
The second bike is an upside-down bike, but only half finished. It is rather easy to make. You just flip the handlebar stem/forks in the head-tube. Usually one will then attach an extended seat tube onto the "top" (formerly the bottom) of the bottom bracket and some sort of extension for the handlebars. My main in-town bike was one of these for about a decade. It was an extremely safe bike since the main safety risk at that time and place was inattentive motorists who would simply not notice bikes. They would notice this one. I did have to watch the vertical clearance, though.
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