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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-15-06, 09:09 AM   #1
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world's heaviest bike

spotted this on a ride the other night and stopped to take a picture.
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Old 01-15-06, 09:33 AM   #2
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That is fixed gear.
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Old 01-15-06, 09:52 AM   #3
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The police starting to do that when you leave your bike outside too long? The bike Boot
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Old 01-15-06, 12:21 PM   #4
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Thats one way to leave your bike outside safely. I wonder how they got that perfect cubic shape.(the form would have to wrap around each spoke, seatpost, etc.)
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Old 01-15-06, 01:00 PM   #5
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That is very cool and very photoshopped
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Old 01-15-06, 01:10 PM   #6
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That is very cool and very photoshopped
nope. Not a touch of photoshop involved. It is in the window of a store in the meatpacking district...a block or two south of W13th Street
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Old 01-15-06, 01:33 PM   #7
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i agree with rikardi that it would be difficult to get that perfect shape, must have taken a lot of work to get the form built... but it's not like it's THAT hard. i.e. no reason to go crying photoshop, especially to someone who says he took the picture himself. i think anyone who had enough time, a bike, and cement could do the same thing... and who has more time and random stuff than artists.
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Old 01-15-06, 03:24 PM   #8
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that's at destination on little west 12th
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Old 01-15-06, 03:36 PM   #9
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yeah - that's the place. Thanks - I couldn't remember the name of the store. I guess I don't shop enough
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Old 01-15-06, 03:42 PM   #10
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That is very cool and very photoshopped
naw that's just art...has photoshop taken the place of suspended disbelief, i.e., imagination these days?
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Old 01-15-06, 06:57 PM   #11
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My guess...they formed the concrete first. then let the bike parts into the block. Its just too hard to form around the bits without the form blowing out.
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Old 01-15-06, 07:19 PM   #12
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Bring that to your next trackstand contest.
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Old 01-15-06, 10:43 PM   #13
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Bring that to your next trackstand contest.
lol "i can trackstand in a one-handed handstand on the seat"
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Old 01-16-06, 11:55 AM   #14
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That's what happens to mafia bicycles that don't keep their secrets.
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Is that concrete or another product painted to look like concrete?
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