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Old 12-12-07, 08:46 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-12-07, 10:47 PM   #2
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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.)
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Old 12-12-07, 10:49 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-13-07, 01:28 AM   #4
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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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Old 12-13-07, 03:07 AM   #5
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i've seen one before on the boardwalk in newport. they are f*ckin stupid.
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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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Old 12-13-07, 10:49 AM   #8
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... 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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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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Kinda like riding a fixed gear 10 years ago....
oooooo....thisll cause unrest.
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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?

http://www.flixxy.com/tradmill-bike.htm
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