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    Space bike

    Swekarl wanted to see a pic of a 1960's vintage space-age bicycle that was popular in the USA during the space-race.

    We have Kennedy, the Russians, and George Jetson to thank for encouraging these designs.

    Here you go, a 1963 Murray Cosmic Flyer (that's the real name). It even has a light on the front. The nose of the tank looks like Darth Vader's helmet - more than 20 years before the first Star Wars movie!

    ZOooooom
    Mike

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    What a cool bike!

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    Very nice bike!

    You have fabulous hands Mike.

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    Originally posted by cycletourist
    What a cool bike!
    Aw, shucks! Mike's just showing off his cool bikes!

    No worries

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    Sick Bike!!
    Live To Ride, Ride To Live!!

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    Originally posted by urbanking
    Sick Bike!!
    That's good, right?
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Originally posted by Greg


    You have fabulous hands Mike.
    Thanks, but actually those aren't my hands. Those are special model hands just for showing off the bike.
    Last edited by mike; 04-02-02 at 10:09 PM.
    Mike

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    When I was little my first real bike was a bright blue one that looked kinda like that. Man it was sweet.

    -Matt-
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    (my season that is)

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    Yes Allister, sick is good. Very good
    Live To Ride, Ride To Live!!

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    Any volunteers for doing a century on this baby?

    I had her up to 60 mph already (in the back of a truck).
    Mike

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    Oh, that was completely different (much more extravagant!) from what I had pictured! But then it is 1960ís. Nice details! What about the big valves? Made for space docking maybe...

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    I want one!

    Hey you don't want to go to fast on that thing just in case people miss its beauty

    Richard
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
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    Do they still make bikes this gorgeous?

    Rich
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    wish i had a scanner, i have a picture of my friends refurbished shwinn blue phantom sitting right next to me...
    Guess what? I don't know much.

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