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Old 08-20-09, 09:46 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-20-09, 09:56 PM   #2
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Sounds like a Kenyan taxi bicycle.
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Sounds like an Xtracycle to me.




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Wow that to me sounds like a Guatemalen, supercycle!!!!
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You'll never get a girlfriend of all you have is a bicycle for her to ride on.

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antlers? wings? is this stem cell research gone wrong?
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That's sure true of my generation. But some of these kids are weird, and don't think like that.
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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."

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

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Oh man, I didn't know I was weird, I didn't reproduce either, I just didn't want any kids
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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.
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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
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Old 08-24-09, 01:40 PM   #13
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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.
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Even if I'm really, really good looking?

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Even if I'm really, really good looking?

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

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