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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    You guys think you're tough?

    I saw this bike, and several like it, on the streets and in the countryside around Goma, DR Congo. No brakes, no chain, (no metal at all), loaded with 500lbs of bananas, zipping down the mountainside into town. I'm still not quite sure how they stop.

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...w/47720016.jpg

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    hang up your boots ostro's Avatar
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    yabba dabba doooo

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    I'm still not quite sure how they stop.
    what's that thing on the back wheel?
    ...
    no..
    you wouldn't be able to get enough resistence to slow 500lbs

    and speaking of which
    where would you put the bananas?
    on that front thingy?

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    Actually, now that I think about it, I seem to recall that that wooden beam visible in the backgroun is used for friction against the rear wheel somehow. The bananas (or water tanks, or tied-up goats) are strapped to the crossbar, and people ride standing up toward the back, kind of draped over the goods.

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    Why didn't you ask to ride it?!

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    wow that thing is awesome

    pets are tougher in africa too...



    theres a photo spread in a recent Mass Appeal of these dudes with wild hyenas and baboons(that wear human clothing) and other wild pets/friends

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    wow.

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    That's tight. I would totally have a crazy pet, like an African Mandrill. Teach him to ride a fixie.
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    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
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    Alt bike be damned, I want me one-a-thems. That is twisted.
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    Badass.

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Pockets
    Why didn't you ask to ride it?!
    because I was at the bottom of the hill (volcano, really), and when I went towards the top, the people weren't stopping

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