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For men who realize that nothing is manlier than using real man-power for transportation: get on a bicycle!

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Let's See those Bikes!

Started by Jamie Fellrath. Last reply by Brian Splash Jul 6. 59 Replies

Least Expensive Road / Track Wheels?

Started by Regular Joe. Last reply by Rick Shelton Jun 28. 2 Replies

Nishiki Tamarack bicycle for Christmas

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Comment by Brian Splash on April 29, 2014 at 8:16pm
Ordered myself the bullitt today
Comment by Brian Splash on April 27, 2014 at 6:20pm
I don't get the fixi fascination other than the sleak lines and no clutter but I'd never own or ride one . As for the brain bucket I'd never not wear one when I'm on my drop bar or commuting on a busy road but I'd love to not have to wear one on designated bike paths when you are only crushing at a leasurely pace .
Comment by Native Son on April 27, 2014 at 11:01am

Sorry for the delay getting back to you.  Since the price of petrol (gasoline for us Yankees) in Denmark is better than twice the price in California (as of February, $8.22/gallon for the Danes, $3.89/gallon for the Californian), I can see why that type of bike would be popular for tradesmen in a relatively flat, compact country such as Denmark.  Not at all hard to fathom, the bike is simply something I've never seen in my part of the world.  On the other hand, I do have a bit of trouble comprehending why anyone would want to ride a "fixie" (no brakes, no free wheeling rear wheel--essentially a velodrome racing bike) on the street.  I like my brakes, and my lights, and my "skid lid."

Comment by Brian Splash on April 18, 2014 at 1:46am
The photo is lifted from a Danish site where they have a huge bike community , might be a bit hard for you to fathom but tradesmen use these bikes there so they are everywhere . Helmets are not compulsory in Denmark so hardly anyone uses them , however in Melbourne I use them .
Comment by Native Son on April 15, 2014 at 8:15am

Figures.  I don't proofread and misspell the very first word! Sorry, BRIAN.

Comment by Native Son on April 15, 2014 at 8:14am

Bian, quite an interesting idea.  Two advantages to the set up that I see.  First, you can see the child.  Second, you can talk to he child while riding without losing track of your riding.  It may look a bit odd, but that's just because the bike isn't normally seen

NOW, the criticsm.  Where the heck is Dad's helmet?  And the bike (and rider) appear to almost totally lack any DOT or state vehicle code required lights or reflectors.  Yeah you got brakes, but nothing else visible.

Comment by Brian Splash on April 15, 2014 at 1:27am

thinking about getting a bullitt cargo bike and fit a child seat to it like the pictured bike so i can take my sone to daycare . has anyone got one with any feedback on one ?

Comment by terry sperling on February 9, 2014 at 9:05am

see ya

Comment by terry sperling on January 18, 2014 at 2:08pm

How we roll in Fla

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