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Old 04-11-13, 01:38 PM   #1
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ho chi minh trail cycles

if this isn't utility, i don't know what is.
as i understand it, these were push bikes only- no pedals.
no idea how long the hcm was. some bikes weighed in at
several hundred pounds.
the bikes on their sides have been captured.
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Old 04-11-13, 05:18 PM   #2
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Ho Chi Minh had a fleet of bikes, that were what we would called a Long-Tail. Basically, a set of steel pipes were welded in to give what would be like an Xtracycle is today.

Generally, one bike would carry the Mortar, and the other ten bikes would carry Mortar Rounds, and the shelling went on just about every night. This was before the Americans invented the Mountain Bike, so there was no way to chase them off.
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