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Old 01-18-06, 02:29 AM   #1
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septuplet tricycle

i'm pretty sure its single speed, so i'm posting about it here.

its some ridiculous contraption i've seen a few times. 7 people sit around in a circle frame, all with a set of pedals, and i dont really know what its for, besides people with too much money (costs 19 grand) and 6 friends

anyway, whenever i see it they're riding down a sidewalk in chicago, is that legal? should they be in the street? its probably atleast the width of a car.

i have so many questions, but its 3:30 am, so this is the best i can do

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Old 01-18-06, 02:36 AM   #2
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they surfaced in japan about the same time bukkake did.

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Old 01-18-06, 02:42 AM   #3
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eheheh...i think those are called conference bikes. But even cooler than those are the bar ones.

http://www.fietscafe.nl/rechts.htm is the site. we need to import some of them to the US.

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eheheh...i think those are called conference bikes.......
Conference bikes

What will they think of next????

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I've seen one of those on 42nd st. betw. 7th and 8th...riding in the street...although there were only like 2 people riding it, with the rest of the seats open
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…and i dont really know what its for, besides people with too much money (costs 19 grand) and 6 friends…
Check out the link in your pic and you'll find your answer. I was in The Big Apple about a year ago, and we rented one of these for an hour and rode around Times Square - it was GREAT FUN, and is definitely THE WAY to see New York City!

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the fact that these are marketed as corporate team-builders makes them infinitely funnier/more depressing.
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that was on TV last night
some show about the Hammacher Schlemmer company.

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