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Old 11-18-05, 04:11 PM   #1
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Well close anyway ( I think )

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Old 11-18-05, 08:16 PM   #2
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it's funny when it calls it a standard pushbike...that's the old kind where you had to push on the ground to move.
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Actually, the British still refer to modern day, standard bicycles as "push bikes", regardless of the fact that they need to be pedaled. I don't get it either, but there are lots of things in this world I don't get.
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Aussies call them push bikes or pushies too.
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We also call them treddlies
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Well close anyway ( I think )

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That's pretty excellent. If they made the bikes available in the US I think they'd find a lot of customers. There is a considerable need for something like this or the standard Christiania, but for various reasons Christiania does not make their vehicles available in the US.

I am not sure about the "convertible" aspect of it...but at this point, any 3-wheeled kid-carrying bike is better than none for US car-free families.
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Old 11-20-05, 12:44 AM   #7
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That's pretty excellent. If they made the bikes available in the US I think they'd find a lot of customers.
Don't kid yourself, they'd sell a total of five. There's a reason why these things are exclusive to Europe.

Check out this pic http://www.triobike.com/ill/galleri/ill/triolife_3.jpg
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Old 11-20-05, 12:42 PM   #8
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Don't kid yourself, they'd sell a total of five. There's a reason why these things are exclusive to Europe.
Are you kidding? Get Britney Spears to be seen on one once, and you'd sell thousands. It's all in the marketing.
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Old 11-20-05, 04:07 PM   #9
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Exactly, if they could get celebrities on bikes the sales would sky rocket .
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From what I've seen about the extra cycles system that looks pretty darn cool. Maybe I'm a get me one
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That's quite a nifty looking bike, and an excellent, well-thought-out design. I've got it bookmarked, and hope that it hits the US market in an affordable fashion. Impressive.
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