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    question for the experts

    Went to K-mart to pick up some golf balls for the sheila and went by the bike section.

    Saw a dufus looking contraption that had massive tyres... nearly motor scooter size. Looked a bit like a BMX bike but didn't seem right.

    Any theories?
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaagenDas
    Went to K-mart to pick up some golf balls for the sheila and went by the bike section.

    Saw a dufus looking contraption that had massive tyres... nearly motor scooter size. Looked a bit like a BMX bike but didn't seem right.

    Any theories?
    Something like this? Choppers are all the rage here in the states right now. Like a bad case of dysentry, it will pass.
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    Yup, zachary the same but not as flash.
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    that's so gheyyyy looking
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    they are quite possibly the worst thing to ever happen to america

    blame jesse james

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    They look damned uncomfortable. Look goofy too but he still got laid right.
    School years were the best days of my life. I used to get caned by middle aged women wearing high heels, stocking and glasses. Now I have to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauren
    When the kids that are riding them now have grandkids they will be given no mercy for their funny old bike in the garage. Then they will become popular again. Ugh.
    lol. ugh. i'll be too old them and probably dead so it's OK
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    - - HaagenDas, is it true that folks overseas say that "Americans will buy anything"? There's the proof!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gangrel
    they are quite possibly the worst thing to ever happen to america

    blame jesse james
    No.
    Blame the Discovery Channel.

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    same thing

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    Not again! If topics like this keep coming up you guys are going to make me change my screen name, but I kind of like the idea. I must confess that I haven't tried riding one and I have no idea of where I would ever ride one or what possible use it might be. It's just rolling sculpture and I think it's cool.

    How could chopper bicycles be "quite possibly the worst thing to happen to America" when we have George W Bush in the white house?

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    Those bikes my not be the most useful, but if they get kids to turn off the video games and the computer they can't be that bad. Hey they might just be the kick that some kid needs to become addicticted to real bikes like us.

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    You know, it looks like a stretched LSD version of the Schwinn my dad delivered papers on when he was a kid.

    That big front non-linear spring used to amaze me...I was afraid to disassemble it!

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