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    Fat Guy Rolling dcrowell's Avatar
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    My "little" bike

    I've been riding my Bacchetta Agio, a long-wheelbase recumbent. I've never heard anyone refer to this bike as "little" until earlier this week.

    On Wednesday I pulled the trailer to work so I could pick up dog food on the trip home. I ride through a college campus for part of my commute.

    After work, I go to the pet store and grab the dog food. The young-girl cashier mentions that she saw me riding my "little" bike pulling the trailer in the morning. I was slightly confused at first, but I guess it's lower to the ground, so "little" it is.
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    Been looking for a word to describe recumbent riders, now I have it!

    Low Down!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BHOFM View Post
    Been looking for a word to describe recumbent riders, now I have it!

    Low Down!

    Watch how ya sez that, VARMINT!!!

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    I suspect she was using the word "little" in the colloquial diminutive sense. As in, "how cute, please don't play with your little toys in the street where grownups drive cars". Did you get that sort of vibe from her at all?
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    I suppose either conotation works... I lean towards the low to the ground idea more but just the idea of calling a LWB a 'little' bike does make one wonder what the other person is thinking. I do have a "Bachetta clone" homemade with a 12 inch wheel on the front that could easily pass for a little bike.

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    I wrote a review (yet to be published) for the Bacchetta Giro. On the "weakness" column I put "not a good bike for introverts". It always draws comments. Never been told it was little, but have received many a "wow, that's weird" remark.

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    Just yesterday I heard the reply, "Oh what a cute bike", from 2 ladies on horse back as I rode by. Keep in mind I'm a big guy on a lg Easyracer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    I suspect she was using the word "little" in the colloquial diminutive sense. As in, "how cute, please don't play with your little toys in the street where grownups drive cars". Did you get that sort of vibe from her at all?
    No, I didn't get that vibe from her. She just didn't know how else to describe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    I wrote a review (yet to be published) for the Bacchetta Giro. On the "weakness" column I put "not a good bike for introverts". It always draws comments. Never been told it was little, but have received many a "wow, that's weird" remark.
    Funny, I am an introvert. I used to get a lot more comments than I do now, but I lived in a small town before moving here. I've also had the bike for 3.5 years now, so a few more have seen it.
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