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    Railroad bikes

    ...or "Why wait until they make the rail trails?"

    It's a singlespeed/fixed bike that you can ride on railroad tracks.

    Pros: usually there's a town every 10 miles or so, not many cars.
    Cons: No swerving, trains.

    http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive...ail_bikes.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    when civilization crumbles, the man who has this will be set.

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    Nice. One of those would be great in my city, we've got some nice abandoned railroad tracks that it would be fun to cruise.

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    I saw this on Boingboing this morning and immediately thought.. "I better post this in the Alt bikes forum!"

    heh.
    Would be pretty cool though. Riding over railroad ties for a few kilometers really wears you out.

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    Did anyone check out the jet powered VW on the next page....craziness.
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    why is the outrigger wheel necessary?

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    Hehehe.. I posted this in the Touring forum earlier.. I've always thought this would be fun..

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    apparently greasers are a concern

    http://rrbike.freeservers.com/Railbi...tion_Notes.htm

    what about socs though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    apparently greasers are a concern
    Only if you're a soc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norskagent
    why is the outrigger wheel necessary?
    it's only necessary if you don't like falling over

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    "Boys Dont Cry."

    http://sfazny.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Smith
    i want those handlebars.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy
    i want those handlebars.
    flip some risers and trim them down.


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    I rode something like this this summer in the Rhone valley in France with my parents and dog. It was a 2 person pedal car (with room for 2 extra passengers) and we rode it through some awesome scenery for a few hours. It was a sourt of tourist attraction thing and it was pretty fun, especially because it was a sort of car so you could stop pedaling and relax and the dog could sit there and pant.

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    What about the bulls? I wouldn't want to get a knot on the head from a bull.

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