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    Anybody seen this on Amazon.com?

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    This is a truly unique four person bicycle which can be pedaled independently by one to four persons. It is made of powder coated steel / fiberglass construction. It has rack & pinion steering, dual disc brakes, front driver steering wheel, storage bins, and much more. It uses conventional bicycle parts for ease in servicing. Geat for family outings, or short trips to the grocery store.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...goods&v=glance
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    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Last time I was in New York, we took a ride on one of these - great fun, and the way to travel around New York City!!

    - Wil

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    You can often rent these at tourist destinations near bike trails. I've seen lots of them, never ridden one.

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    It's been on overstock.com for like 6 months.

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    How about that couch-bike, eh?

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    The only bike that will accomodate a keg of beer.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Doesn't a bicycle by definition have two wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ad6mj
    Doesn't a bicycle by definition have two wheels?
    At least we have one smart one among us!

    What would be be then? A Quadcycle?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker
    At least we have one smart one among us!

    What would be be then? A Quadcycle?????
    Yes, it is a quadracycle, (a bicycle for four people that has two wheels). On a quadracycle, or quad, each rider is seated behind one another. I noticed this while doing the Trek Across Maine last year.

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    parking

    Quote Originally Posted by Wil Davis View Post
    Last time I was in New York, we took a ride on one of these - great fun, and the way to travel around New York City!!

    - Wil
    Hi Wil,

    I realize I'm a little slow getting to some of these threads, but I just joined and I have a MILLION questions about quads. One of them being.... WHERE/HOW do you park these things? Do you just leave it in the parking lot, or chain it to a parking lot light post? Or, what?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    How about that couch-bike, eh?
    That's the BEST bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesPiddlin View Post
    Hi Wil,

    I realize I'm a little slow getting to some of these threads, but I just joined and I have a MILLION questions about quads. One of them being.... WHERE/HOW do you park these things? Do you just leave it in the parking lot, or chain it to a parking lot light post? Or, what?
    Aren't you assuming that it would be a bad thing is somebody stole it? I'm not so sure that's the case.

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    Someone say four person bike?

    Last edited by MEAT; 06-10-08 at 12:37 PM. Reason: why not

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    I wonder how the actual efficiency would be on one of these things? Does anyone out there have experience pedalling one as the sole operator? (in contrast to being a soul operator).

    If it works maybe we can get our elected officials to trade in their black Suburbans and limos and ride these instead. I can just see Obama in January riding down Pennsylvania Ave in one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerhouse View Post
    Yes, it is a quadracycle, (a bicycle for four people that has two wheels). On a quadracycle, or quad, each rider is seated behind one another. I noticed this while doing the Trek Across Maine last year.
    I don't think so. The bi- or tri- refers to the number of wheels. Bike, Trike, Quad. A triplet tandem bicycle has 3 people and 2 wheels. A quad tandem bicycle would have 4 people and 2 wheels.

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    Try one of these babies in San Francisco... wooooweeee!

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    I saw something similar to the first picture at a LBS, except it had a canopy. Looks pretty interesting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Aren't you assuming that it would be a bad thing is somebody stole it? I'm not so sure that's the case.
    Actually, I'm looking for a quadracycle, so I'm curious, because I would like to know more about how others deal with the new issues they create. I doubt you can just pull up and chain it to the bike rack. Well, maybe the end of the bike rack... assuming the place you're going HAS a bike rack.

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