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Which leg do you swing over first?

Old 11-20-20, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Do I spy a console behind you - built from a bicycle?!

I can't be the only one interested in seeing it in detail. Have you posted about it before?

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yes, it is an old Hero bike. They are made in India by the tens of thousands, in the old English rod brake design. The bike is pretty much worn out so no great loss. My wife got it at a furniture store here in Ventura as a surprise. I think about a year ago a guy posted one very similar and I shared pics of it then. Iíve seen variations of it out there and right after we got it I went back to the furniture store for my recliner and they had another one just like mine there so I guess it isnít as unique as I thought.itís still cool though and we get a lot of compliments , itís right in our entry way to our home. Joe
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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
This side



For skateboarding goofy/mongo foot. Still get crap about it.

same with surfing regular foot for me. I surfed with a guy that was switch foot . I just couldnt get it , I always pop up on the same stance. Lefts are tricky, thankfully all our point breaks are rights. Joe
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Old 11-20-20, 06:52 PM
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@Drillium Dude - You want NDS Pics? Here are a few in various conditions only because you wanted NDS!
Really bad NDS picture, Trek 760 project as purchased.
1984 Trek 760 60cm as acquired on Flickr

P1040464 on Flickr

P9161267 on Flickr

Best I can do for the De Rosa NDS. 760 again NDS in the back
P1040401 on Flickr

RockHopper_ Sprung_2012_03 on Flickr

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British Transport Films: Cyclists Special



This might be the movie showing the gentleman stepping over his handlebars...nobody seemed to have copied his move...
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Originally Posted by billnuke1 View Post
British Transport Films: Cyclists Special



This might be the movie showing the gentleman stepping over his handlebars...nobody seemed to have copied his move...
It's been a popular courier thing. Much easier to clear without levers and cables.
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The middle one. It's a burden.
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Which leg do you swing over first?

First? i swing my right leg over from the non-drive side. I do not swing a second leg over. What would that accomplish?
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Old 11-20-20, 08:01 PM
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NDS mount. Left foot down at stop. You didn't ask that, but I volunteered the info.
After all the scolding, its hard to find a NDS picture, but here's one from a few years ago.
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Old 11-20-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Whit51 View Post

Which leg do you swing over first?

First? i swing my right leg over from the non-drive side. I do not swing a second leg over. What would that accomplish?
Remove the word "first" from the title. Sorted

I'd do it myself, but...you know. It's the way the Forum is built.

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NDS; pull the pedal up with right foot, push down, and use leverage to push me into the saddle. Lefty too, but this is how I learned.
I think this may be why noobs tend to take NDS pics; getting on the DS is awkward, whereas NDS is just get off bike, lean, pic.


Great Ghu, it's NDS! Horror!
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Old 11-20-20, 09:56 PM
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this is a funny thread....

right leg over if on the NDS side, left leg over the DS. i tend to mount whatever side i'm on at the moment. in the bmx days, leap frog whenever possible. it was just fun to do
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I always put my right leg over first. I do this because my right leg is the one with the artificial knee and the most problems, and it ends up being easier to do this way.
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Old 11-23-20, 12:18 PM
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Like a Horse or Motorcycle

Always mount from the left and swing the right leg over. Motorcyclists put their left foot down at a stop to keep the right foot over the rear brake so I find that most natural. You should also dismount from a horse or motorcycle to the left, anything else feels unnatural and you might spook the horse. Wait, what forum am I in?
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Old 11-23-20, 12:41 PM
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I am right handed. I mount from the non-driveside.
That said, I will NOT violate the BF cardinal rule to post only driveside images.
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Old 11-23-20, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed View Post
NDS mount. Left foot down at stop. You didn't ask that, but I volunteered the info.
After all the scolding, its hard to find a NDS picture, but here's one from a few years ago.
Nw that BikeCentennial sticker is a blast from the past. My riding club at that time all had one.
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Old 11-23-20, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark View Post
The poll question and thread title contradict each other. I swing my driveside leg over while mounting from the non-drive side. I also always unclip my left pedal first, for some reason.
Ditto for me...
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Old 11-23-20, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
I grew up riding and training horses. So yeah I stand on the NDS and throw my right leg over. Then clip in the left leg first.
Me, too, like a horse.
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That would depend on which knee wants to bend that day, and which one wants to bear weight. Why I ride a low entry bike. It still blows my mind that while I find it hard to walk far, yet I can ride a bike with no problem. Arthritis sucks. But as long as I can get on and ride its not too bad.

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1957 Maclean. I always mount from the NDS, but only have this side in photo
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I stand on the left side of the bike, put the left foot on the left pedal (raised to level or a bit higher), push off, swing the right leg behind the seat to the right side. This significantly reduces the time it takes to get going on the bike. I can be 100 yards down the road before most riders lift their fat legs over the top tube and get 1 foot clipped in, turn that crank backward until the clipped in foot is up and then decide where they are going. It also significantly reduces the amount of hip flexing. It works really well for overweight people who can't lift their leg over a top tube. You do need some balance skills. So much easier for older people with any sense of balance. (this method does not work on tandems or when you have a baby seat on the back or on bents or with three wheelers.)
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Left leg over the NDS!
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left foot on pedal and throw the right leg over. Just like on a horse. I shudder to think about how bad I would fall,crash, hurt my self if I tried left leg over from driveside.....but it would be an impressive gif
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I get on the bike from the NDS and push off with my left

foot.
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I practiced so that I can mount or dismount my bicycle from either side.

Regarding mounting and dismounting from the left side of a horse; that's because a horse is more likely to kick with a right leg than with a left leg.

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I keep my bike to the left from me when mount, which means I'm on Non-driveside. Not sure if I do this because it seems to be safer or because i'm left-handed.
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