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astranoc
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by astranoc

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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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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by twigstim

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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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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"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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by UpFromOne

what's on the right side of that frame?

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by AGW

If only it had internal routing.

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by Camilo

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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Just amazing. It even has the blackbox cf crown on the fork.

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