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Old 10-18-05, 08:24 PM   #1
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You know those cops on bikes? I always feel sorry for them. They're bikes always look so sad. I was riding around a cop on a bike and looking at his bike I noticed how his tire tread were reversed. He had them opposite direction, but wrong wheel. I couldn't help but show him the difference between his and my bike, as he was admiring my fat-tire ride. I told him it really wasn't that critical if your tread was going the wrong way, but any little performance gain is going to help. He took my advice and said he was going to switch them around. I thought that was cool and think cops should have better equipment, espescially when they're using a mountain bike while enforcing the law!

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Old 10-18-05, 08:26 PM   #2
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Moved to mountain biking. This has nothing to do with racing

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I was thinking to myself the other day that a cyclist should only be able to get a ticket from a bike cop...but then I saw a bike cop giving a ticket to a car driver, and I thought "Yes!"
Can I have it both ways? Bikes can only get a ticket from a bike cop, but cars can get one from any cop?
Tha'd be cool.
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The bike cops around me have pretty nice Trek hardtails, i think they have LX or XT on em and Rock Shox in the front
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cops around here have haros with disks. they look like they are in pretty good shape.
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does anybody remember that tv show that was all about bike-cops? what was the name of it, all i remember is that i was into it for a couple episodes then forgot about it.
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does anybody remember that tv show that was all about bike-cops? what was the name of it, all i remember is that i was into it for a couple episodes then forgot about it.
Pacific Blue. Lasted a couple of seasons, I actually enjoyed it. They had Hans Rey and other bike stars on it from time to time to really show their stuff.
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In atlantic city, the cops had some nice bikes. I think they were cannondales or something. They looked like they could take about any road or trail any other bike could.
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Over here some of the lucky police forces get tricked out santa cruz cameleons to cruise around on, all done up in police colors too... nice.

We also get the less lucky cops who have specialized rockhoppers... still good though.
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Uhhh, cops here have some pretty sweet Norco hard tails. Some middle-entry racing hardtails I guess. Not racing, just hard tails actually.
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All of the bike cops I ever see are on shiny Kleins or Treks...except for campus security. They've got Raleigh M80's, which still aren't bad.
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Trek

Rear derailer is xt, so everything else is under that

Ill let a cop catch me riding that any day
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Old 10-19-05, 10:25 PM   #13
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Ive seen some cops on Fujis out here
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the only bike cops iv seen are sporting treks as illustrated above. they arent looking too sharp tho. i wonder if they are just regular cops stuck on a bike, or if they cyclists turned cop. is being put on bike patrol like being demoted to traffic cop in lethal weapon 4 (?) or w/e?
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bike cops around here are on burly rigid MTB type bikes, but loaded down with enough stuff to tour pretty seriously. I think they're Treks, but they might be Giants (haha TMBG), say POLICE on the side.
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As far as I can tell, the bicycle cops in my area (right next to Denver, CO) have to get their own bikes or something. I've seen a lot of middle-of-the-line Trek hardtails (6000-something series, but I can't remember) but a lot of other bikes also. The Treks that I saw appeared to be pretty stock (no "Police" on them) and pretty new (so, maybe the bikes are being bought for them, but just recently?).

At least they don't have to walk like half of the gang taskforce cops in the area I work .
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All the cops i see have really nice Hardrocks with all Deore XT man those things scare me, i would never wanna get chased by a cop on one of those, i would propably piss my pants, but i give them credit for having kick A** bikes. they even ride them at the schools one cop was kind enough to let me give it a quick test ride.
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i wonder if they are just regular cops stuck on a bike, or if they cyclists turned cop. is being put on bike patrol like being demoted to traffic cop in lethal weapon 4 (?) or w/e?
Definitely not a demotion. Depending on where you live (mainly the size of your local police department), the bike cops are either on the bike full time or just sometimes. If it's just a part time gig, they're usually chomping at the bit to get on the bike.

There was a nice article on bike cop training in Bicycling a couple of months ago, the writer went through the certification process with a group of cops.
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Trek

Rear derailer is xt, so everything else is under that

Ill let a cop catch me riding that any day
The Treks posted are what the cops use here. And bike cop is the gravy job. My friend's cousin is a police officer and he got on bike patrol this past summer. Apparently there is a waiting list to get the duty.
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The DC and Alexandria cops that I see seem to be riding Treks similar to the ones above. Whenever I see them training on the trail I make a point of passing them, I even snapped at one who cut a corner and nearly side swiped me when we met up after the apex. I saw a few near the National Mall yesterday, they were responding to another bomb threat probably. I asked him which way I should go and he directed me then thanked me for asking-bike commeradery I guess, I waved a "thank you" wave and got going. I actually have a lot of respect for cops but have always wondered if I could out run them if chased....I'm guessing that I could, certainly if I was on my roadie.
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Over here some of the lucky police forces get tricked out santa cruz cameleons to cruise around on, all done up in police colors too... nice.

We also get the less lucky cops who have specialized rockhoppers... still good though.
Ours get ones made by Colt - the gun peeps
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I cant wait until high speed bike chases make it
onto COPS .......
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I actually have a lot of respect for cops but have always wondered if I could out run them if chased....I'm guessing that I could, certainly if I was on my roadie.
Can you outrun their bullets?

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... always wondered if I could out run them if chased....I'm guessing that I could, certainly if I was on my roadie.
I don't think the purpose of bike cops is to chase down cyclists, but to have an unfair advantage over criminals on foot. In this case, a mountain bike, being better suited to go down stairs, across lawns, and over curbs fits the bill quite well.
Most of the bike cops I've seen here in LA have been on older Stumpjumpers painted with LAPD stuff. However, during the LA Bike Tour, they were riding around on some very nice road bikes, which I guess were their own. It was nice to see that they are cyclists out of uniform as well.
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HAHAHA

Here our COPS get two legs and occasionally when they can afford petrol they use cars. Man why do they not use bikes, maybe then 80% of our police force would not be overweight. I thinks I am going to have to give them suggestions.
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