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This thing is freaky!

Old 09-28-06, 08:58 AM
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This thing is freaky!

Whoa...this thing freaks me out.
2manybikes posted this picture in another thread.

But this thing needs discussion of its own.

Could I be seen riding this in public?!

I suppose it could work as a more-stable ride for me when the roads are iffy, but I'll be honest with you...I'd feel like a complete dork on it and would be thinking everyone is looking at me laughing.

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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Could I be seen riding this in public?!
Hip, if you ever think you COULD be seen riding that in public, you'd have to change the OCP emblem in your sig to a dirty bronze one that's on fire and getting publicly defaced in various inappropriate ways.

No. Just no.
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That rocks. I want to take it on my next training ride.
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ot - hip, time to change your bi-line to 'My hip - Floyd's Hip'. i believe floyd had the Op yesterday.
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Old 09-28-06, 09:07 AM
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ot - hip, time to change your bi-line to 'My hip - Floyd's Hip'. i believe floyd had the Op yesterday.
Really?!
Hadn't heard.
Thanks....time to start digging for info.
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I think about a trike like that all the time, only bulit so I could take the dog along like the old Schwinn I use now.

But this is what I picture hip riding around in ! "Go one" trike. carbon fiber body.

Siver one piece TT suit, sliver helmet, silver shoes ?
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You can ride that bike if you were the kid wearing the hockey helmet all day in school.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
I'd feel like a complete dork on it and would be thinking everyone is looking at me laughing.
That's what I thought when I decided to try the dog in the old trike. But.....

Lots of people yell "nice bike" as they pass. When I am stopped people ask where to buy one. Some just look because it's different. I don't think I ever had any negative comments when actually riding. Lots of people want to try it, all my friends do.

You would get a lot of positive attention, probably much more than the "dork" point of view.
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Hip, this thought that you've been caught up in these last few days, just STOP IT!
Don't go there!
You'll be banished to the 'bent forum.
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Old 09-28-06, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Whoa...this thing freaks me out.
2manybikes posted this picture in another thread.

But this thing needs discussion of its own.

Could I be seen riding this in public?!

I suppose it could work as a more-stable ride for me when the roads are iffy, but I'll be honest with you...I'd feel like a complete dork on it and would be thinking everyone is looking at me laughing.

Our own MR walker made one of these for a disabled friend of his, Pretty effin sweet too.
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Old 09-28-06, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes
I think about a trike like that all the time, only bulit so I could take the dog along like the old Schwinn I use now.

But this is what I picture hip riding around in ! "Go one" trike. carbon fiber body.

Siver one piece TT suit, sliver helmet, silver shoes ?
That bike rocks! I'd love to have one of those. I'd make spaceship sounds everytime I'd pass anyone (or when they passed me). I'd need some theme music as well....
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Old 09-28-06, 10:41 AM
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Those trikes are used by riders who have a disability which interfers with balance. DW sure did make one recently.
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yeah Don Walker made one last year and displayed it at the NAHBS
apparently they're quite popular in the UK

https://donwalkercycles.com/tryke.html

don't take corners too quickly! *flip*

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Old 09-28-06, 10:45 AM
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haha those things will flip. You gotta really lean on it to keep the inside wheel down.
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[QUOTE=Hipcycler]
Whoa...this thing freaks me out.
Good. That's a good sign. We haven't lost you yet.

But this thing needs discussion of its own.
Yes. Dialogue is good. Keep talking to us, Hip.

Could I be seen riding this in public?!
No. Others could. But not you. Supress the inner dork. Or rather, release the inner dork but keep him on two-wheeled road bike comfortably swaddled in matching Assos gear.

...but I'll be honest with you...I'd feel like a complete dork on it and would be thinking everyone is looking at me laughing.
Yes. You think the Quick-Step bibs got you the looks. Wait 'til you ride around on that thing.

Keep it upright, Hip. Keep it on two-wheels. Keep it stylin'. For all our sakes.
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well look at the bright side, you would never have to clip out at stop lights.
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Old 09-28-06, 11:25 AM
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[QUOTE=Cromulent]
Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Good. That's a good sign. We haven't lost you yet.


Yes. Dialogue is good. Keep talking to us, Hip.


No. Others could. But not you. Supress the inner dork. Or rather, release the inner dork but keep him on two-wheeled road bike comfortably swaddled in matching Assos gear.


Yes. You think the Quick-Step bibs got you the looks. Wait 'til you ride around on that thing.

Keep it upright, Hip. Keep it on two-wheels. Keep it stylin'. For all our sakes.
Crom...thanks for allowing me to step back and see the light here.
Whewwww....I'm OK now.

And to prove it, I have off Monday....forecast looks good...planning to drive my bike to the Botanical Gardens Superweek crit course and ride the race on the clock come Monday.
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If it keeps you riding who cares what other people think? I say go for it.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Hip, if you ever think you COULD be seen riding that in public, you'd have to change the OCP emblem in your sig to a dirty bronze one that's on fire and getting publicly defaced in various inappropriate ways.

No. Just no.

Not to mention a sillouhetted Calvin peeing on it.
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Lance could ride that at the TdF in '07 and still beat Ullrich
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
Lance could ride that at the TdF in '07 and still beat Ullrich
Ullrich's already riding one. It's his punishment from the German courts.
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I'd imagine it'd be less stable in a lot of ways... especially on turns at any considerable speed.
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Originally Posted by gurana
I'd imagine it'd be less stable in a lot of ways... especially on turns at any considerable speed.
No kidding--Taking a downhill turn at speed? Fuhgeddaboudit.
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