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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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    Sounds like a Kenyan taxi bicycle.

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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy m View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy m View Post
    You'll never get a girlfriend of all you have is a bicycle for her to ride on.

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    Even if I'm really, really good looking?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paratrooper View Post
    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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