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    Radball- because bike polo is only the second coolest cycle+ball sport.

    I know there have been many discussions on here about bike polo but I've never seen Radball discussed.

    It combines fixed gear bicycles with some pretty impressive trials type riding.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycle_ball



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    sick! definitely cooler than bike polo. now if only they ditched the lycra.

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    Those clever Germans

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    Radball suffers from one major problem....they name is absolutly ********. I can never imaging telling someone that the sport Im into is called RADball!

    Also, you seem to need a pretty ridiculous bike set up to play. Riding with bullhorns pointing straight up can take some serious getting used to I imagine.And what is with those seat set ups?

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    Also, so no one gets that idea m bashing Radball because Im some bike polo freak, Im not. I think bike polo is pretty lame too. Im just not into the idea of riding my bike in a small area in circles and throwing balls and other sports paraphenalia into the mix. Id rather ride wide open in the streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    I know there have been many discussions on here about bike polo but I've never seen Radball discussed.
    Well, because you don't need a special bike to play polo.

    It looks sick though. It reminds me of the people that play soccer with Mini Coopers.
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    I could never play a game called RadBall. Just sounds gay.

    Looks fun as hell. Gotta have good bike control.
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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    I have to wonder, how much did those people pay to have a custom bike build, to play that sport? I mean it can't be cheap, and most frame builders will have no idea what your talking about.

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    rad in german means bike. it's called bike ball.

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    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    I have to wonder, how much did those people pay to have a custom bike build, to play that sport? I mean it can't be cheap, and most frame builders will have no idea what your talking about.
    you'd be suprised

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonclon View Post
    rad in german means bike. it's called bike ball.
    Actually rad means wheel

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    So basically you all are uninterested because it doesn't look cool.
    The bums will always lose.

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    exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalpedalpedal View Post
    Actually rad means wheel
    Now that you've demonstrated your colossal grasp of the German language to a bunch of people that don't give a crap, allow me to explain to you what an "idiomatic expression" is...

    Anyway, I feel like once every few months someone posts a radball bike in the FGSS jackass thread, which is immediately followed by someone schooling them on the sport.
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    You should try grass track racing then. ;-]

    Radball OWNS. The point of the foamy bullhorns is mobility; You use the wheel to 'kick' the ball. The weird seat boom is move the weight back and get the seat out of the way.

    I want to see this played on 24" BMX cruisers. The road bike thing is cool though.

    Quote Originally Posted by RooNYC View Post
    Also, so no one gets that idea m bashing Radball because Im some bike polo freak, Im not. I think bike polo is pretty lame too. Im just not into the idea of riding my bike in a small area in circles and throwing balls and other sports paraphenalia into the mix. Id rather ride wide open in the streets.

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    I am going to make one of those bikes. I bet you can have one for 100. You need a cheap, lugged steel frame bike, a hacksaw, small diameter seat post and old fashioned seat guts. Instead of putting the seat post in the seat tube, it needs to be in the top tube. The bullhorns can probably come from one of those Schwinn cruiser type bike shops or lowrider parts places. I don't see why they don't use some kind of square handlebar or hoop (egg shaped or light bulb shaped).

    This game has been around since 1890's.

    I just heard of it this year and don't speak German, so I'm no expert. I found it on Youtube looking up bike polo videos and I thought it was "rad". This is cool as mud derby in old 80's beater cars.

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    **** bikes, I'd rather do this
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    One of the bikes in the first post looks like it has the blue orange color scheme of the se draft

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