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Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:13 am
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 :)

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:25 am
by elviento
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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Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:42 pm
by CarpetFibre

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:02 pm
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.

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:21 pm
by Monkeyboy3333
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

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:22 am
by xnavalav8r

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:19 pm
by stella-azzurra
"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:

The Freaks topic

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 2:15 am
by Mike V
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Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:01 pm
by quattrings
Is bicycle for the making bouncy bouncy

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Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 1:03 am
by jvanv8
That Y bike looks like it's going to need something extra to get up to speed.

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:21 am
by UpFromOne
what's on the right side of that frame?

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:50 am
by AGW
If only it had internal routing.

Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:42 pm
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.

The Freaks topic

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:16 pm
by Frankie - B
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Just amazing. It even has the blackbox cf crown on the fork.

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Re: The Freaks topic

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:23 am
by jvanv8
Seat + handlebar change joke?
Or, "I stole this bike and made it better" joke?