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Old 12-27-06, 09:12 AM   #1
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The Sheldon Method

...or not quite. Just spotted this one this morning when grabbing some food. Anyone ridden one of these before?
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Old 12-27-06, 09:23 AM   #2
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Amazing how he completely missed the downtube when trying to lock up.
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Old 12-27-06, 09:29 AM   #3
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Yeah, I've seen her lock up before....she's pretty cute. She's an early 30's businesswoman, rolls on that with her suit on. Maybe the next time I see her, I could spit some really corny game about locking up her bike properly.
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Old 12-27-06, 09:31 AM   #4
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Man, I love pink bikes with white wrap.
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Old 12-27-06, 09:40 AM   #5
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I just don't really get the 24" front wheel. Doesn't matter, the bike rules.
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haha it took me a second to realize what was going on in that pic. the other night i watched my friend lock up in a way that let missed his entire frame and i waited till we had walked about 30 feet to say something. his bike definitely would've gotten stolen. i definitely locked my bike up and left the keys in the lock...luckily my bike was still there when i got back but i felt like a total idiot.
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Is it an optical illusion, or does that bike have a super tiny front wheel? Looks 24"!!!
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so make a trip up to philly. Looks like there's one ripe for the taking.
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Is it an optical illusion, or does that bike have a super tiny front wheel? Looks 24"!!!
Your eyes do not deceive you. How could you not love this bike?
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terry bikes are women-specific design. many bike manufacturers of wsd bikes feel that in order to have smaller frames that still handle well, a 24" front wheel has to be employed. i agree.

my old roommate has a 48cm terry touring bike with a 24" front wheel. a really sweet ride, actually. i rode it a few times on beer runs, etc. and other than being 10cm too short for me it felt great.
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I think it's not just wsd, but rsd (really small design) as well. It basically allows you to do more with the design because you don't have to work around having a huge honkin wheel in the front (which extends the top tube) and messes with a bunch of other things I'm sure.
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The small front wheel is to prevent toe clip overlap (hitting the front tire with your foot on a turn.)
Terry uses them on her smaller sizes.
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That frame looks like it would work better with two 26' wheels. It would certainly look better.

As to the lock job, it takes the cake among those I have seen so far. I think the top spot so far belonged to the guy who locked his seatpost (bike had a QR seatpost clamp... remove post, reinsert and away you ride). Close second was the guy who locked 2 spokes of his front wheel.
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Yeah, I've seen her lock up before....she's pretty cute. She's an early 30's businesswoman, rolls on that with her suit on. Maybe the next time I see her, I could spit some really corny game about locking up her bike properly.
Yes, Sarah is cute. i'm friends with her and her boyfriend. sorry bud! she must have been late to work or something. hilarious.
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i've seen all manner of dumb lock-ups at school.

the best was a dinky little plastic chain with a beefy masterlock on it. you could probably have grabbed the chain and pulled and it would have given way.
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The worst lockup I've seen was when some asshat next to me locked my bike with his. I was stuck there for a couple of hours.
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The worst lockup I've seen was when some asshat next to me locked my bike with his. I was stuck there for a couple of hours.
Ha! So he had a guard for his bike as well as a lock.....
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The worst lockup I've seen was when some asshat next to me locked my bike with his. I was stuck there for a couple of hours.
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Is this Sheldon's recommended method for collecting insurance money?
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One day at school I locked my bike, but missed the rack. Luckily no one else noticed. I've seen other bikes with only the QR front wheel locked to the rack.
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i've seen bikes with a long cable coiled just around the handlebars, in a manner that you could stretch out the cable over the bars.
qr wheels locked to the rack.

or the best one ever... cable through the fork only, not through any spokes. you could just take the wheel off, remove the cable, replace wheel, ride off. of course no one every steals those bikes, they just watch mine for when i slip up once and steal it.
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my darling wife once locked her bike to one of those wooden posts that are sometimes used in pairs to support younger street trees, and have a kind of vinyl band that connects the post to the tree, which of course you can easily slide over the top of the post. she didn't have a bicyle the next day
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My favorite is when folks in SF take the time to remove & lock their QR front wheel to their downtube, but don't do anything to secure their QR rear wheel.
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My favorite is when folks in SF take the time to remove & lock their QR front wheel to their downtube, but don't do anything to secure their QR rear wheel.
One time I was locking the front wheel and frame of my bike to a rack when a bum who had been watching yelled, "why are you locking the front wheel, the back one is worth more?" I thought about it and realized the habit went back to when I was 14 and my front wheel was QR and my back one wasn't. That and the rear wheel is slighly more difficult to remove than the front, what with the chain and all. I'm guessing that's why people are doing that.
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What about the stupid thieves that can't tell when a bike is or isn't locked properly? I once had a would be thief remove my rear wheel. I'm not sure if he thought he could get the wheel or the frame, but when he got the wheel off and realized both were secured, he ran off leaving them on the ground still secured to the rack. Haha, what a dumbass.
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