Tall Bikes

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by funetical, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I was at work and saw a couple of guys with tall bikes. There giant and they look like fun. I would have asked to ride it but I was ill and the guys seemed anti social. Someone was telling me that they joust with them in New York. Any body have any clue who makes them and how. They're clearly just multiple bike frames welded together, but I figured some one might own or use one and be able to provide insight.
     
  2. CTD50

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    I think I know what you're referring to, you, but...pics?
     

  3. funetical

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    Looking for some.
     
  4. Sinner4

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    There are a few variations on the tall bike theme. Some look great and some look horrible.. I saw a vid on you tube of a tall bike using 3 rear wheels, "Friction Drive" on a single frame built as a chopper. But now I cant find that vid at all. Was going to coppy and build it.

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  5. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    So how do you get off those things without tipping?
     
  6. funetical

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    The guys I saw were using stairs on an exterior porch to mount/ dismount. But there can't be stairs every where. I wonder what the stats on accidents look like on that compared to normal sized bikes.
     
  7. Sinner4

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    Them youtube vids show them pushing off then climbing up using the bike as a ladder.
     
  8. Cycle

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    I've seen it. It's sweet. They do joust them, I've seen it on Jackass
     
  9. funetical

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    This is cool.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT7Fz4DfZps[/ame]
     
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  10. HandsomeRyan

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    Here is a tall bike.

    I think some of you might recognize that guy on the far right too. I wonder how many TdF's he could win on one of those?
     
  11. Sinner4

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    Now thats funny
     
  12. funetical

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  13. funetical

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    Totally just caught who that was.
     
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  17. worthlees

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    Bet you need pilot license for some of them!! Me, couldn't ride one, I'd get nose bleed
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  18. georgec

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    I'm afraid I would lean into a turn and get a tree in the head.LOL
     
  19. photosbymark

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    I agree. I don't care who you are that's funny right there.