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Old 02-19-07, 07:12 AM
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Sideways bike

Do you think this will catch on?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6375259.stm
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Old 02-19-07, 08:57 AM
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Even if it does, I won't ride one...

It is very interesting, but when I saw it, my initial thought was, "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."

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Old 02-19-07, 09:02 AM
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Another fine example of British humor?
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Old 02-19-07, 10:01 AM
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At least it isn't likely to get stolen!
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Old 02-19-07, 10:29 AM
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Is it April 1 already?
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Old 02-19-07, 11:17 AM
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The article says it all. A normal bike reprogrammed by a software designer.!!
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Old 02-19-07, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin
It is very interesting, but when I saw it, my initial thought was, "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."

+1

The story points out a couple of "minor" kinks -- only 60 percent of all riders are coordinated enough to ride one, and you have a blind spot to traffic . . . other than that, I'm sure everyone will be lining up to buy one

Get's my "It might be a sign . . . " award
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Old 02-19-07, 11:37 AM
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Possibly the dumbest bike idea ever.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:05 PM
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What, no recumbent version?
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Old 02-19-07, 12:13 PM
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I think I much prefer this kind of sideways biking:

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Old 02-19-07, 12:18 PM
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Might appeal to Tom Bombadil -- relieves that stepover problem!
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Old 02-19-07, 12:40 PM
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Humour - possibly.

Fine example-Don't think so.
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Old 02-19-07, 12:42 PM
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ride that **** drunk!!!!
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That looks like the answer to a question that was never asked.
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee
Might appeal to Tom Bombadil -- relieves that stepover problem!
Especially that little one from part-way down the page!

I've got $200 burning a hole in my pocket until that one comes out at Christmas!

I plan on riding it through the Shire to impress all of my hobbit friends.
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Old 02-19-07, 01:10 PM
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I saw the second one, smaller wheels, on the news the other day and thought what all you guys are saying...It will never go as something on the bike store shelves, or I should say it will stay on the shelves... a toy at best peace
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Old 02-19-07, 01:18 PM
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sorta kinda...
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/P.../swing405.html
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With two forks, is the carbon fiber version twice as likely to fail unexpectedly?
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