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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:13 am 
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I met a 78yo guy in a sportive few years back, he was 6.5 and with a bike looking like this. I had nothing but utter respect for a grandpa that could ride a century. His back was shot and that's the only way he could ride. I just wished i can still walk when i am 80. Would you call it freaky? Just adding another perspective here :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:25 am 
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Maybe only in a "remarkable" kind of way. Ultra long distance cyclists also use a device to address Shermer's neck problem. It looks odd but it's crazy the kind of mileage these people do.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:02 pm 
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That tall bike is pretty cool...wonder if there were any screw up in getting the hang of rolling around on the thing. A fall from the top might put you 20 ft away from where you sit.


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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:21 pm 
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astranoc wrote:
I met a 78yo guy in a sportive few years back, he was 6.5 and with a bike looking like this. I had nothing but utter respect for a grandpa that could ride a century. His back was shot and that's the only way he could ride. I just wished i can still walk when i am 80. Would you call it freaky? Just adding another perspective here :)

yep, valid point mate, kudos to grandad


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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:22 am 
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These were all the rage when I was a kid...

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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:19 pm 
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"38 mph in a parking lot being clocked by a Porsche 911 driving along side the bike with rider pedaling furiously"

tucked as far into the fairing as possible, this bike in particular nudged 65mph down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway! Maybe you could go faster? (the new owner assumes all liability !).


Hilarious! The seller has no clue. :lol:

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That Y bike looks like it's going to need something extra to get up to speed.

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what's on the right side of that frame?


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If only it had internal routing.


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 Post subject: Re: The Freaks topic
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:42 pm 
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astranoc wrote:
I met a 78yo guy in a sportive few years back, he was 6.5 and with a bike looking like this. I had nothing but utter respect for a grandpa that could ride a century. His back was shot and that's the only way he could ride. I just wished i can still walk when i am 80. Would you call it freaky? Just adding another perspective here :)


I enjoy the true freaks and get a good chuckle as much as the next guy. But a lot of the "freaks" are just not in compliance with the Euro-Pro style, but are very reasonable riders, imho.


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Seat + handlebar change joke?
Or, "I stole this bike and made it better" joke?

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