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Old 07-15-08, 02:03 PM   #1
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take a look at this

look at this odd funky looking bike, its a daewoo but soon as i saw it i burst out laughing

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FOLDING-DAEWOO...3286.m14.l1318
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Old 07-15-08, 02:16 PM   #2
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Joke

It looks like a joke dressed as a bike
It won't make me bike, but it sure makes me laugh...
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Old 07-15-08, 02:54 PM   #3
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I had a DAEWOO VCR/DVD player; that bike's design says it all...
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Old 07-15-08, 03:02 PM   #4
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yeah daewoo arent too good
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Old 07-15-08, 04:04 PM   #5
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This would be perfect for Snafu21 lol! She likes bright bikes
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Old 07-15-08, 04:24 PM   #6
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Snafu21 could probably figure out a way to record movies on that bike -for tuppence!
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Old 07-15-08, 05:41 PM   #7
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Oh, I don't know. Although the short wheelbase makes us all giggle I try to keep an open mind about these things.

In a recent article Mark Sanders commented
"This [the xbike] was a wonderful opportunity to do some fascinating, fundamental testing and bicycle research: solid urethane tyres, small wheels with and without suspension, hub centre steering, ultra short wheel bases, twisting front wheel drive transmissions, etc. Pictures HERE show some of the designs and testing – I learned that many of the so called 'bicycling facts' were in fact only 'de-facto' when used in context of cycle sport ... and not necessarily appropriate for everyday utility cycling."

BTW, Mark also mentions in the article that the thing which killed the xbike wasn't any kind of rideability problem, but the investment needed to tool up for state-of-the-art manufacture. It's funny how many grown men there are out there willing to spend thousands and thousands to ride around on plastic toys pretending to be Lance Armstrong, but have no interest when it comes to serious riding on a precisely engineered vehicle like the xbike:

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Old 07-15-08, 06:45 PM   #8
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I have to say, I like some of the Daewoo mini cars. They made a hatchback called the "Lanos", and it had kind of a cool teardrop shape. But I'd be nervous on that bike. It looks like concept art.
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