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Old 01-29-10, 11:32 AM   #1
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Another Specialized Specialized! Climbing help for the 50+ crowd.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/1574226870.html

This has got to help on those long climbs. I wonder if USA Cycling will let me race on this muth'r.
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Those are fun. Looks odd on a mtn bike though. Tim, our LBS owner, has done a few of these conversions but mostly on vintage cruiser frames.
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You'd run out of fuel on some of the climbs that the 50+ crowd do.

Looks a bit like some of the setups I saw when I was working in France years ago. They used to call them Mopeds- and were street legal for 16 year olds. As a two Stroke mechanic- I used to be asked to "Tune" some of these mopeds. Problem was that if you gave the moped more power- all that would happen was that the bike found a brick wall quicker as they did not handle very well.
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Old 01-29-10, 06:06 PM   #4
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You'd run out of fuel on some of the climbs that the 50+ crowd do.

Looks a bit like some of the setups I saw when I was working in France years ago. They used to call them Mopeds- and were street legal for 16 year olds. As a two Stroke mechanic- I used to be asked to "Tune" some of these mopeds. Problem was that if you gave the moped more power- all that would happen was that the bike found a brick wall quicker as they did not handle very well.
But as a bike for fetching some pies, a nice basket for the bars and walla!

I had a friend who died on a Moped. Riding it on an icy day, it slid into a telephone pole. Sad day.
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Old 01-30-10, 10:34 AM   #5
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Yeah, my LBS has some of those too, but not on MTBs. Looks like a good way to burn your leg with how close the exhaust is to the crank.
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All mountain bikes should be like that.

Sorry... just poking my nose in from the road forums... see what you lot are up to.
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