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    pretty n pink grrlyrida's Avatar
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    SD start up brings back the hinged bike

    From today's LA Times. Even comes with a you tube video. I've never seen this type of bike before.
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...la-home-center

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    How much does it weigh? prendrefeu's Avatar
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    Lame.










    (The bike. Not you. Not your post. The bike. Lame. "Livens up the boardwalk" ?? Who the hell would ride on a boardwalk for fun? Last I tried that, human traffic jam, slow, and dangerous.)
    Weight weenies keep it light.

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    Oh well...what's old is new again!!!...lol. All they need is the banana seat, ape bars, and a spring to match the originals. Kneecrackers is a better word for those swing bikes. E.B.M. made the original models back in the mid 70's.

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    Haha. I first heard of these bikes in 2000. This is the first time I've seen one.

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    i've seen one before on the boardwalk in newport. they are f*ckin stupid.

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    Pedal pusher... alicestrong's Avatar
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    Now why is it lame or stoopid? While I wouldn't go so far as to say that it "makes a regular bike seem boring", it's a funny bike with a little retro history for somebody who wants to mess around and be different. Kinda like a tall bike. It would be fun in a parade.

    Come here little swing bike. They mock you only because you are different. I see you as "special"...like a unicorn. There is a place for you in my garage alongside the "regular" bikes...

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    I think a swing bike is less stupid than a tall bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    ... While I wouldn't go so far as to say that it "makes a regular bike seem boring", it's a funny bike with a little retro history for somebody who wants to mess around and be different. Kinda like a tall bike......
    Kinda like riding a fixed gear 10 years ago....

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    Pedal pusher... alicestrong's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Kinda like riding a fixed gear 10 years ago....
    Is this the next big thing? I had my money on bmx...

    They need more sick tricks on their video...

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    I'm Just Sayin'..... Scootcore's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Kinda like riding a fixed gear 10 years ago....
    oooooo....thisll cause unrest.
    Mistakes are just fine. Just don't make excuses....

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    Wouldn't it be fun to try learning clipless pedals on this thing?

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    How bout a treadmill bike?

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