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The most bizzarre bikes I've ever seen.(15 posts)

The most bizzarre bikes I've ever seen.aliensporebomb
Oct 14, 2002 8:10 PM
Friend of mine and I were on a ride and we passed THESE:

(1) yellow recumbent, seat looks boucoup uncomfortable.

(2) really high up bike built with two frames.

(3) weirdo bike with extra long chopper fork but looks awkward...

The owners were apparently drinking in a bar when we went riding by. Strange.
Looks like the Chunks! nmgogene
Oct 14, 2002 8:22 PM
what's CHUNK?Qubeley
Oct 14, 2002 8:34 PM
I did a google search, and this is what I found:
WOW! I never knew there exist this community of twisted cyclists. Horrifying!!
re: The most bizzarre bikes I've ever seen.Akirasho
Oct 14, 2002 11:52 PM

... the sound you hear is the beat of a different drum...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
Check out hte grovy glasses with rear view mirrorsTig
Oct 15, 2002 11:52 AM
Hey... that's Elton John ! (nm)Andy
Oct 15, 2002 1:46 PM
Looks like beer in quantity is a regular feature. nmEager Beagle
Oct 15, 2002 1:12 AM
re: The most bizzarre bikes I've ever seen.Andy M-S
Oct 15, 2002 1:54 AM
Where do you ride? a few months ago, I saw a highbike like the one pictured near the Seward Cafe on the West Bank in Minneapolis...
re: The most bizzarre bikes I've ever seen.aliensporebomb
Oct 15, 2002 2:27 AM
That particular ride we'd just headed into downtown Minneapolis from the Cedar Lake trail, heading towards the stone arch bridge, the UofM and points beyond.
How do they mount the things?longfellow68
Oct 15, 2002 3:40 AM
Ecspecially the double decker bike. Climb on top of someones car and ride off? I guess he can just lean it up against the pole and climb the bike and just push off...
What about stop lights??
I'd like to see him take a corner at 20mph... nmfbg111
Oct 15, 2002 4:00 AM
Reason they call it "Urban Wildlife"filtersweep
Oct 15, 2002 4:15 AM
...the bar that is...

this "community" such that it has, has been profiled by several local newspaper articles. The rides you captured are quite tame compared to some of the towers I've seen ride down the street.
Reason they call it "Urban Wildlife"aliensporebomb
Oct 15, 2002 6:08 AM
I saw one of the double deckers in action yesterday!!!

I was on the southeast side of the IDS building and felt
something near me.

I look and there's the bottom of a bike....I look up and
saw a guy about eight to ten feet off the ground just
riding past me.

He rode into the street (had the right of way) and then
headed up the bikeway. The light was red and he did
a freaking TRACKSTAND on that thing and kept on going.

I was just sitting there with my mouth hanging open.

I can't imagine how he'd mount/dismount. Friendly car?
Building? Landscaping?
Pogo stick? nmgirchygirchy
Oct 15, 2002 1:12 PM
Check out the RD on the one in front (nm)B2
Oct 15, 2002 6:24 AM