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Old 09-03-06, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hipsters going places

This thing has no gears, but mostly I'm spreading this here from the General forum because of it's name, and cause I want to see what people here think of it....the comments on the website are fabulous too

http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/3438#more-3438
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Old 09-03-06, 01:09 PM   #2
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Amazing. I saw some dude pushing a cart (the handle was in front of him and the main body behind him) a ways north of SF on 1 when I drove down last month. I think this is a better design although I'm not sure.

But yeah, dorky as ****. But who cares anyways.
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Old 09-03-06, 01:13 PM   #3
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"I KNOW WHAT I'M GETTING MY GF FOR CHRISTMAS, INSTEAD OF THAT DUSTPAN"

LoL. I loved that comment..
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Old 09-03-06, 01:26 PM   #4
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I guess it's sort of a fixed gear, kind of.
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This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.
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Old 09-03-06, 03:34 PM   #6
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Dude, hacks. Not allowed. Must have the ass-transporter.
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If it came in colors to match my Segway I'd be all about it.
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Old 09-04-06, 01:56 PM   #8
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I can do some mean flatland on a moving dolly.
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Old 09-04-06, 02:03 PM   #9
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whom ever gets on of those things should be neutered so future generations wont have to deal with their children
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Sam, I'd buy one if UTW made custom bags. As dorky as it looked it may have some function if you were pulling something a little heavier than a back pack bag (oh, yeah, rickshaws...)

I think people should save their bile for such life enhancing contraptions as the douchaise, also available from the same website. http://www.elseware.to/products/douchaise.htm . (I may buy a muff pack for those lonely nights though).
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Old 09-04-06, 06:35 PM   #11
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i love the snarky-ass comments about the inventor being some kind of dork (among other mean things) when they're the ones reading RealTechNews or whatever it is and commenting on it.

i feel ambivalent about it. i think it would be a peculiar thing to buy (I'd go with a backpack) and it would make your midsection sweat like a motherfu_ker.

I'm hungry.
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Old 09-05-06, 09:38 AM   #12
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Old 09-05-06, 07:07 PM   #13
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there was a hipster guy that would always be at the harrison st post office in sf with a handtruck. he was nice, but i don't think he understood that handtrucks were so last year. if its not attached at the hip its old news.
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