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Proteos 08-20-09 09:46 PM

Different Kind of Bike
 
This doesn't really qualify as a tandem bike, but would be a two-seater. I'm thinking heavier, stiffer frame, stronger wheels and tires...

My idea is to have a second seat post and saddle directly behind the main one. Pegs for passenger would have to be attached to frame via an extra tube on either side. The result is a two seat bicycle so you can bike around a girlfriend or kid. The frame would be heavier by probably 5 or 6 pounds. It's a thought. Remember, some of the first bicycles weren't tandems, but they did carry two people. It's a thought, anyway.

frankenmike 08-20-09 09:56 PM

Sounds like a Kenyan taxi bicycle.

Robert Foster 08-20-09 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by frankenmike (Post 9529147)
Sounds like a Kenyan taxi bicycle.

25 KShillings...BodaBoda. Those guys are strong.

RonH 08-21-09 08:26 AM

Sounds like an Xtracycle to me.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/...8bf65f5d59.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/...a8bc01c225.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2568/...37f156c270.jpg

chomish 08-21-09 10:17 AM

Wow that to me sounds like a Guatemalen, supercycle!!!!

eddy m 08-21-09 03:09 PM

You'll never get a girlfriend of all you have is a bicycle for her to ride on.

em

Bianchigirll 08-21-09 07:06 PM

antlers? wings? is this stem cell research gone wrong?

StephenH 08-21-09 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddy m (Post 9533237)
You'll never get a girlfriend of all you have is a bicycle for her to ride on.

em

That's sure true of my generation. But some of these kids are weird, and don't think like that.

eddy m 08-22-09 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by StephenH (Post 9534637)
That's sure true of my generation. But some of these kids are weird, and don't think like that.

Kids who are "wierd" is pretty much the same group as "kids who don't reproduce."

em

Timber_8 08-22-09 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by eddy m (Post 9536522)
Kids who are "wierd" is pretty much the same group as "kids who don't reproduce."

em

Oh man, I didn't know I was weird, I didn't reproduce either, I just didn't want any kids :twitchy:

tsl 08-22-09 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by RonH (Post 9530699)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 9534341)
antlers? wings? is this stem cell research gone wrong?

See? I guess I'm too much of a bike geek. I was looking at those bars. What's up with that? Trekking bars with drops and aerobars?

Nice parasol though.

GreenGrasshoppr 08-24-09 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by tsl (Post 9537994)
See? I guess I'm too much of a bike geek. I was looking at those bars. What's up with that? Trekking bars with drops and aerobars?

Nice parasol though.

I like the "tabi" socks

Rex G 08-24-09 01:40 PM

Very valid thread! I have a 90-year-old father-in-law, and we can't leave him alone anymore due to dementia setting in.

Paratrooper 08-24-09 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddy m (Post 9533237)
You'll never get a girlfriend of all you have is a bicycle for her to ride on.

em

Even if I'm really, really good looking?

http://i25.tinypic.com/2f0d5aa.jpg

eddy m 08-25-09 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Paratrooper (Post 9548464)
Even if I'm really, really good looking?

http://i25.tinypic.com/2f0d5aa.jpg

Sadly, even if you are good looking it's still true. BTW where did you get that picture of me?

em

Boudicca 08-25-09 08:47 AM

But you've only got one ear.


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