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Old 09-30-20, 04:59 AM
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Largest rideable bike?

I think it might be this Lucchino. Spotted it in the parking lot of an Italian bike shop last week. For a derailleur lover like me this is kind of a grail setup.

Anyone got a bigger one?

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Its a tandem! Must use the rail around the saddle to hold on. I would call the "stoker" the "spotter" on this one. "Hard port rudder ahead."
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A lot of the tall bicycles are novelties but back in the 1890s there were practical tall bicycles used for lighting gas street lamps.

Here's a page dedicated to early tall bikes Early Tallbikes

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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
A lot of the tall bicycles are novelties but back in the 1890s there were practical tall bicycles used for lighting gas street lamps.

Here's a page dedicated to early tall bikes Early Tallbikes

Thank you for the story and the picture, @T-Mar. That looks like a bike that would actually work well, once you've got the hang of it. The early tall bike link doesn't work for me, alas.
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
I would call the "stoker" the "spotter" on this one.
True, especially since s/he wouldn't have anything to stoke.
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Great pic. Bike leans on wall. Clamber quickly, right foot on the axle nut and propelling yourself to seat stay bridge to welded bracket to upper bridge and get in the seat, ready to hit the right pedal. Fixed wheel cuz you don't want to turn around if you overshoot the lamp?
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
I think it might be this Lucchino. Spotted it in the parking lot of an Italian bike shop last week. For a derailleur lover like me this is kind of a grail setup.

Anyone got a bigger one?

Needs fenders.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
That looks like a bike that would actually work well, once you've got the hang of it.
Tall bikes are easier to ride than normal bikes!

Its tough to balance a pencil vertically on your finger, but its easy to balance a broom stick vertically on your palm, the broom stick is a taller inverted pendulum, so it "tips over" much slower than the shorter pencil. A bicycle is an inverted pendulum as well, I can track stand my tall bike like a boss, and it rides at very low speeds quote well. My tall bike also likely has some sort of record for high speed tall bikes as I've had it up to 55 MPH in the eastern sierras, I did ride the bike up the mountain, all 5200' of unbroken %9.4 grade, to then descend the mountain...



The bike has had a makeover since then though and now has a better fork and hydro disc brakes,

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The bike in the OP is not a tandem, since person on top is just a rider, and doesn't contribute to the locomotion. Do they make Paselas in that size?
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