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I have never understood the Lowrider Bike Phenom; see pic.(26 posts)

I have never understood the Lowrider Bike Phenom; see pic.onespeed
Apr 29, 2003 6:01 AM
Saw this guy on my way home from work the other night. While riding with music is nice, I will stick with my MP3 player. Much lower wind profile.
You can tell a lot by which way the boom box points ...Humma Hah
Apr 29, 2003 6:11 AM
... he's not interested in listening to the music, he's more interested in being sure everyone ELSE does.

Looks like interesting exercise ... kinda like doing squats. I ride with a relatively low seat, but that's pretty ridiculous.
He just likes his tunes. How about this one?Kristin
Apr 29, 2003 6:12 AM
I saw him too!ss-nyc
Apr 29, 2003 6:12 AM
My wife and I saw him on Sunday with his "gang" while we were on our way to eat at Two Boots Pizza on Avenue A and 3rd. They had some really nice lowriders.

I must say I loved his 80s rap playing and the "retro-MP3 player" ...I mean "Boom Box".
It's fun!ColnagoFE
Apr 29, 2003 6:33 AM
We have a regular Cruiser bike ride in Boulder (meet at 7pm Sports Garage for those of you who are locals). It's loads of fun. There is one guy they call Music Man Mike who has a BOB trailer with a car battery powering a number of spinning lights and a PA system which uses an MP3 player to provide the night's tunes. Riding around on silly cruiser bikes, lowriders, or choppers is a blast, but I don't think I'll be doing a century on one anytime soon. Here's a pic of the bike I want to get next.
Ohhhhh....that is cool.Gregory Taylor
Apr 29, 2003 7:54 AM
Pure pose. Kinda like Kustom Kars at the "World of Wheels" traveling car show. No, they are pretty awful over the road, but they look like what we would love to have cars look like, in a perfect (and very hip) world.

I'd love one to goof around on, cruise the neighborhood on a bike that even my kid would think is cool.
sweet nmgreg n
Apr 29, 2003 10:15 AM
He probably can't understand why we would ride road bikesmwood
Apr 29, 2003 6:35 AM
I've never understood form over function...form WITH function is another story
High ridersfiltersweep
Apr 29, 2003 6:36 AM
We have high riders in Mpls- a bunch of punks weld together a bunch of frames and make these bikes that are 8-12 feet off the ground.... it is crazy. They usually grab streetsigns and lightposts when they stop.
Diversity in bicycling is never a bad thing...eschelon
Apr 29, 2003 6:46 AM
I find it very interesting when you see brown, black, white, yellow, and purple people of all creeds off the bike behave differently good or bad...but when these folks all ride their bikes in the company of those riding bikes, we all seem to behave and think similarly. It's interesting to note personally that whenever I see an african-american, asian, or whichever riding a bike, what stands out most is not the ethnicity of the person...rather, they are riding their bike for the same/similar reasons I am...which makes me feel good and that I am not alone.
99% posing/statement, 1% sport of bike riding.elviento
Apr 29, 2003 7:12 AM
The actual riding part is merely incidental. Even to a poser like me, it's too much posing. I am more like half half. BTW, should I pick that Prince or P4 Carbon?
Posing?!?wilki5
Apr 29, 2003 12:35 PM
What is the huge hang up with posing on this site. At least once a day there seems to be someone who's all hung up on people posing. Who really cares?!?
Were all posers-really!nmthe bull
Apr 30, 2003 3:22 AM
With two horns???biknben
Apr 29, 2003 7:12 AM
I would assume that the music is so loud you can't hear the horns on the handlebars.

Looks like the circus is in town!!!
he's stylin' :-)DougSloan
Apr 29, 2003 8:20 AM
PS: apehangers are illegal in Calif

Doug
he's stylin' :-)gybeho
Apr 29, 2003 8:37 AM
He's a poser, no continental kit on the back :)
that would be a "wannabe," not a "poser" :-) nmDougSloan
Apr 29, 2003 10:16 AM
are you serious? apehangers illegal? (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 29, 2003 10:19 AM
yupDougSloan
Apr 29, 2003 10:36 AM
21201. (a) No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
(b) No person shall operate on the highway any bicycle equipped with handlebars so raised that the operator must elevate his hands above the level of his shoulders in order to grasp the normal steering grip area. ***
Suppose you could just rake 'em forward or backColnagoFE
Apr 29, 2003 12:22 PM
That way they would be shoulder level still. Funny. Southern CA must be the biggest producer of Apehangers anywhere and they are technically illegal there!
I doubt too many people get hassled for it nmDougSloan
Apr 29, 2003 12:28 PM
Minnesota tooScot_Gore
Apr 29, 2003 1:57 PM
Subd. 6. Bicycle equipment. (a) No person shall
operate a bicycle at nighttime unless the bicycle or its
operator is equipped with a lamp which shall emit a white light
visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and
with a red reflector of a type approved by the department of
public safety which is visible from all distances from 100 feet
to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower
beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. No person may operate a
bicycle at any time when there is not sufficient light to render
persons and vehicles on the highway clearly discernible at a
distance of 500 feet ahead unless the bicycle or its operator is
equipped with reflective surfaces that shall be visible during
the hours of darkness from 600 feet when viewed in front of
lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. The
reflective surfaces shall include reflective materials on each
side of each pedal to indicate their presence from the front or
the rear and with a minimum of 20 square inches of reflective
material on each side of the bicycle or its operator. Any
bicycle equipped with side reflectors as required by regulations
for new bicycles prescribed by the United States Consumer
Product Safety Commission shall be considered to meet the
requirements for side reflectorization contained in this
subdivision. A bicycle may be equipped with a rear lamp that
emits a red flashing signal.

(b) No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped
with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked
wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

b (c) No person shall operate upon a highway any bicycle
b equipped with handlebars so raised that the operator must
b elevate the hands above the level of the shoulders in order to
b grasp the normal steering grip area.

(d) No person shall operate upon a highway any bicycle
which is of such a size as to prevent the operator from stopping
the bicycle, supporting it with at least one foot on the highway
surface and restarting in a safe manner.

Subd. 7. Sale with reflectors and other equipment.
No person shall sell or offer for sale any new bicycle unless it
is equipped with reflectors and other equipment as required by
subdivision 6, clauses (a) and (b) and by the regulations for
new bicycles prescribed by the United States Consumer Product
Safety Commission.

Subd. 8. Turning, lane change. An arm signal to
turn right or left shall be given continuously during the last
100 feet traveled by the bicycle before turning, unless the arm
is needed to control the bicycle, and shall be given while the
bicycle is stopped waiting to turn.
My favorite!filtersweep
Apr 29, 2003 5:46 PM
"(d) No person shall operate upon a highway any bicycle
which is of such a size as to prevent the operator from stopping
the bicycle, supporting it with at least one foot on the highway
surface and restarting in a safe manner.

"
What are apehangers? (nm)rockit
Apr 29, 2003 10:35 AM
handlebars that go up above your shoulders nmDougSloan
Apr 29, 2003 11:26 AM
these are apehangers...the bars anyway (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 29, 2003 12:35 PM