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Best type of bike for sidewalk riding(8 posts)

Best type of bike for sidewalk ridingKevin_OO
May 10, 2001 6:03 PM
What is the best bike for mostly sidewalk riding. Thanks for your time.
re: Best type of bike for sidewalk ridingRich Clark
May 10, 2001 6:06 PM
One with three wheels, solid rubber tires, and no chain.

Green machine/ big wheelsbungjulio
May 10, 2001 6:07 PM
the Green Machine big wheels those things rule!!!!!!!!!!
Great question....DORK!
Hey I had a Cheetah...remember those?KidAtHeart
May 10, 2001 8:04 PM
Knowing my father it was probably a cheap knockoff of the GreenMachine. IF he only knew how much my bike(s) costs.
My experiences with Green Machine and Big Wheelsseth1
May 11, 2001 6:21 AM
I actually had both of those rides. I found the Big Wheel to be a lot stiffer and more responsive, ideal for criteriums. But then after a really bad crash I became too hesitant to ride in those kind of conditions, so I took up triathalons and found the Green Machine to be more compliant for the long haul (100 mile +) and a lot more aerodynamic. So I guess it really depends on what kind of sidewalk riding you are doing. Now a days I see those scooters everywhere, talk about your stability nightmares, those things look like they handle like a squirell on meth-amphetamines. No good for any kind of sidewalk riding.
Big Wheel more repsonive than Green Machine???JH
May 11, 2001 12:01 PM
You got to be kidding me? My friends and I who had green machines completely dominated the kids with big wheels. Ever try diving into a turn with a Big Wheel? You'd get high-sided before you knew what was going on!

Now, with the green machine, you just slam those levers and slide around the turn - dirt track style.

We terrorized the other kids!


Dammit, if they'd make an adult sized green machine, I'd buy one right now! That was the best toy I had.

Try here.....www.sidewalkbikereview.comKidAtHeart
May 10, 2001 8:06 PM
actual answerfuzzybunnies
May 11, 2001 12:00 AM
Look for a sport comfort bike, they have wider, thicker tires for stability and puncture resistance. And are good for the bumbs of the curbs. TTFN