Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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Originally Posted by fretman
Just watching an infomercial right now for an automatic shifing bike called the "LandRider". Interesting concept. I might look into it as a 2nd bike.
That would be like having an affair with a grossly overweight woman who has absolutely no sex appeal what-so-ever. Just doesn't make sense.
The reason they sell them through informercials is because nobody who sees one up close would ever buy it. Nobody who has any sense anyway.
If you read the bicycle bulletin boards for any amount of time you will find that rear wheel spoke loosening and breaking issues are common maintenance problems. Sliding steel weights up and down the spokes on a rear wheel that's iffy anyway is a sure way to increase your chances of having a rear wheel failure.
Last edited by Retro Grouch; 08-20-05 at 06:52 AM.