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Bikes not bombs.(15 posts)

Bikes not bombs.dzrider
Oct 15, 2001 6:07 AM
If the US government were to drop bikes on Afghanistan what kind of bikes should we drop and how could we get them to land undamaged?
I vote for Huffy's. It's the only good use for them!! (nm)Cima Coppi
Oct 15, 2001 6:12 AM
Edible FS ones - tie the chute to the seat nm.Perez
Oct 15, 2001 6:18 AM
Bikes not bombs.Miklos
Oct 15, 2001 6:20 AM
Saw pictures in the newspaper of the Northern Alliance soldiers riding around on bicycles with thier assault rifles slung across their backs.

That would command some respect riding in traffic.

Shoes not bikesET
Oct 15, 2001 7:33 AM
I'm not going to be drawn into that one, but I meant to tell you in a previous thread that an outstanding shoe for clips 'n straps is the Shimano TO91:

Haven't found it yet in the US (someone must sell it), but they sell it at Edinburgh Bicycle:

Can't get through right now, but here's the description:

"Racing shoes have thin soles with zero flex. ATB shoes have heavily treaded soles with a little flex. The TO91 is a touring shoe so it's thin soled wit ha little flex--made for walking and riding. Low-profile, lugless, rubber sole--our best shoe for toe clips..."

Your wife can also consider the Shimano MO36, an ATB shoe with thin tread also suitable for straps and according to its catalog Shimano's only women's shoe. (You can see a picture and description of this shoe also at the Shimano site
Hi ETDebby
Oct 15, 2001 7:42 AM
Don't see many posts from you lately - must be really busy at work?


ps Remember Peggy Hill? ha ha :)
Oct 15, 2001 7:55 AM
Hi, there! Have you been here the whole time? Wait a minute. Let me refresh my memory. Weren't we then on a running forum? But then how would you know I'm me?
Oct 15, 2001 8:04 AM
Yep, the old days on the running forum. I've only been checking in here for less than a year - I know it's you from
details you've given over the past few months (I won't post any info that would invade your privacy, but I do remember
your name). Sorry to hear that you had to give up running. I haven't been running much myself lately. (My daughter'
is on the Cross Country team this year though)

Happy Cycling!

as long as you're not Osama bin Laden :-)ET
Oct 15, 2001 8:46 AM
Nice to hear from you again. You've always had an uncanny insight into things while maintaining a mysterious charm; perspicacious but not perspicuous. I better watch out. :-) I still have serious foot problems, even have trouble walking, but somehow it doesn't restrict my cycling. Yeah, I miss those running days so; haven't got over it yet--maybe in a decade or two. Shame I had to end up on a cycling forum. :-) Hey, guys, just kidding.
Oct 16, 2001 4:01 AM
Ahhhhh....nice day for a bike ride......

Touring Shoesdzrider
Oct 15, 2001 8:33 AM
Thanks, we found a pair of Sidi touring shoes pretty cheap from Renaissance-Cycles. Hope they show up before the time changes.
fine, thenET
Oct 15, 2001 8:51 AM
But if you find the Sidis to be toe crushers as many do, remember the Shimanos.
Really, really TALL unicycles so thatSpinchick
Oct 15, 2001 11:09 AM
nobody else has to lose a limb by stepping on a land mine.

Attach each one to it's own small parachute.
Bikes don't expload.....grzy
Oct 15, 2001 2:20 PM
Neither does bread.

I'm all for helping the people and both of these things would help, but they're not the problem - it's the corrupt totalitarian regeim, and they drive Mercedes.
re: Bikes not bombs.ElvisVentoux
Oct 15, 2001 3:05 PM
Bacon Rim strips
PigSkin grips and seats
Lard bearing grease
Chitlins & Spam in the panniers

Seems that they already have plenty chauvinistic pigs!

PS "Bike not Bombs" is a communist group that sent aid to the Sandinistas. Not nice people.