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Old 05-10-13, 12:50 PM   #1
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Cadillac 'bent?

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/10/Cadillac-Bicycle/

best looking recumbent i've seen.
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Looks like a fun ride for cruisin' the Boardwalk etc.

I'm envisioning the same bike built with a slightly wider mid-body shell to accomodate lowering the seat and crank down into the car, like an open top velo.
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Looks like a fun ride for cruisin' the Boardwalk etc.

I'm envisioning the same bike built with a slightly wider mid-body shell to accomodate lowering the seat and crank down into the car, like an open top velo.
That's kind of what was going through my mind too. I mean it's cool and all, but whatever would I do with it? Where would I want to ride it?

My personal vision would be more '57 Chevy Bel Air-ish. I think it's funny that two of us could look at that and think "How might I improve on that?"
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Arcata Humboldt bay Kinetic sculpture race in '90 had a 4 seat Cadillac replica being pedaled by 4 guys.
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That's kind of what was going through my mind too. I mean it's cool and all, but whatever would I do with it? Where would I want to ride it?
Bog laps around town?

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wow! a '57 chebby! that'd make a great one! gotta have the gas cap inside the left fin, too.
maybe a '61 thunderbird, too?
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wow! a '57 chebby! that'd make a great one! gotta have the gas cap inside the left fin, too.
I thought about that, maybe stick a camelback back there.
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