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Why do i want one so bad? Derringer gas bikes.

Old 09-04-08, 04:34 PM
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Why do i want one so bad? Derringer gas bikes.











at least it's a singlespeed. lol! it looks so cool! but damn.. $3500.
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That is so stupid. Its just a cruiser with an engine bolted on.

Why would you put a internal combustion engine on a bicycle? It defeats the whole purpose.

Just get a motorcycle already, it actually has an engine, brakes and suspension designed for the purpose.

is that a coaster brake I see on the rear wheel? Jesus Christ.

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i still wouldn't mind owning one?
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Originally Posted by pirate
That is so stupid. Its just a cruiser with an engine bolted on.

Why would you put a internal combustion engine on a bicycle? It defeats the whole purpose.

Just get a motorcycle already, it actually has an engine, brakes and suspension designed for the purpose.

is that a coaster brake I see on the rear wheel? Jesus Christ.
Calm down there, Sparky.

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Originally Posted by patrickgh
Calm down there, Sparky.
I agree.

But I also agree that a coaster brake on a vehicle with a COMBUSTION ENGINE is just asking for SERIOUS trouble.
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Originally Posted by dieselstation
at least it's a singlespeed. lol! it looks so cool! but damn.. $3500.
That's insanely overpriced. Those chinese engine kits can be had for $150. Throw in a $700(a generous estimate) for a cruiser, nicer tank and painting/powdercoating and your it's still a quarter of the cost.

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Old 09-04-08, 05:39 PM
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Why do i want one so bad?
Because they are bad-ass looking, that's why.

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That's insanely overpriced. Those chinese engine kits can be had for $150. Throw in a $700(a generous estimate) for a cruiser, nicer tank and painting/powdercoating and your it's still a quarter of the cost.

Exactly right. I saw some guys flying down the strand in Manhattan Beach last weekend with these:
https://cgi.ebay.com/80cc-Motor-Bicyc...QQcmdZViewItem

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no aerospoke on the front? forget it...
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The guy that makes those things has his storefront by my house. If you knew the stretch of street that it is located, then you would know the type of customer he is targeting. You would also know how he can get away with asking that much money for them. He's getting lots of cash from people that have nothing better to spend their money on. Smart guy if you ask me.

As for the actual bike - as Dutret says, one could easily build something a lot better for a quarter of the cost.
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Originally Posted by dutret
That's insanely overpriced. Those chinese engine kits can be had for $150. Throw in a $700(a generous estimate) for a cruiser, nicer tank and painting/powdercoating and your it's still a quarter of the cost.
Seriously. I think it would be kinda cool to own something like this too, but I'd just buy my own damn bicycle, the engine parts, and take a trip to the powder-coaters.

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can it barspin?
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moped $200 craigslist
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Very retro / 1920's looking. I want one.
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for that price . . . get a stella, they're much prettier : )
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Originally Posted by juggleaddict
for that price . . . get a stella, they're much prettier : )
For that price you could get a motorcycle.

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nah, if i want a vintage-y motorcycle-y thing i'll just buy a vintage motorcycle. i have self respect.

oh, wait i forgot, i have a langster.
i have no self respect.
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Those look more like super old school motor cycles than other gas engined bikes I've seen
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi
For that price you could get a motorcycle.
yea . . . but . . . . but . . . . . WHERE'S THE LOVE MAN :'(

i would get a stella instead of a motorcycle

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wait. . . how did langster hate flow into this post**********

SHUSH!!! i love mine!! . . . and from a langster user of all things :'( . . . . . i feel betrayed !!
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I own a motorcycle, but I'd still ride one those Derringer gas bikes.

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Nice monster!
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This the new thing hipsters getting out of fixies are investing into.
I see a light on the horizon...
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