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mechanicalron 04-26-11 07:36 PM

bicylce ballet and artistic/street cycling
 
Can someone please give me information on where or how to obtain a bicycle ballet specific bike? A manufacturers wesite? Did a search with no luck.

StephenH 04-26-11 08:47 PM

Think they may be custom-built.

Searching for "kunstradfahren" and "kunstrad" may be more fruitful. This is a European sport. I've got my son doing a quick search on German websites.

My son's report below. I haven't tried to search through the links he lists.

"Hey here's some links to sites that sell those bikes you were talking about. Their sites are terrible and difficult to navigate though, especially if you don't know german or czech lol.

http://www.radsport-langenberg.de/
http://www.langenberg-fahrradmanufaktur.de/
http://www.langenberg-manufaktur.de/
http://www.fahrrad-walther.de/
http://www.otoupalik-bikes.cz/
http://www.starbicycle.com/
http://www.radball-mlady.de/

"I couldn't find any company in the US that makes them, mostly German. From reading around, it looks like a lot of people build their own. They are special bikes, here's a wiki site about em (in english, haha!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artistic_cycling

I hope that helps!"

I note that on the first site, if you click on the "Indoor" and then the "Kunstrad" link, it takes you to those bicycles.

Keep in mind, these sites are from web searches, and do not represent purchasing experiences or anything, so you're on your own there.

Looigi 04-27-11 09:49 AM

You think the bikes are hard to find. Where do get tutu bibs and pointe slippers with cleats?

bluefoxicy 04-27-11 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mechanicalron (Post 12560883)
Can someone please give me information on where or how to obtain a bicycle ballet specific bike? A manufacturers wesite? Did a search with no luck.

We already have threads about people getting ripped on for wearing "gay pants" and now you want to do ballet?

Seriously I never heard of this. I live near an art college and a world renown conservatory for the arts. Hell, my area is actually marked as the "art district" (seriously, this is a thing).

garagegirl 04-27-11 04:40 PM

I would think that fixed gear freestyle bikes would be close. Put flipped drop bars on one?

mechanicalron 04-30-11 07:28 AM

wow you guys, thank you so much for your help esp. StephenH in finding all links! if you have never seen this sport you should check it out, it is jaw dropping! I am trying to find (or have one built) for my girlfriend and it is hard to find information. Thank you for your help!


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