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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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Fat tire style bicycles. Gimmick?
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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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I kinda want one, but $1200!!!!
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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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I like riding unicycles too, but those are priced outrageously also!!
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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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These?

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Idk but they look freakin sweet. Can't justify the cost but I like the looks.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #9
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Do it and put an engine on it. All you man, all you. Better than a indoor doghouse that only you will sleep in.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #10
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Meh, I think its cool looking but not practical.
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theyre very inefficient and hard to peddle, but you can look like a BOSS while tiring yourself out so I guess thats neat-o!
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theyre very inefficient and hard to peddle, but you can look like a BOSS while tiring yourself out so I guess thats neat-o!
The pun is strong with this one.
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I think it's about time these are commercially available. Unfortunately, the time I would use one much was about ten to fifteen years ago. I still want one, although my current shape (round) isn't ideal to start riding one in. If I put some miles on my standard type mtn bike soon, I'll probably look into getting one.
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theyre very inefficient and hard to peddle, but you can look like a BOSS while tiring yourself out so I guess thats neat-o!
They actually roll nearly as good as a normal bike now.

I am not all that interested in them, but they are gaining in popularity for certain.
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Spelling lesson for the day:

Peddle is the act of trying to sell something.
Pedal is what you do to a bike to make it go.

Before SS quotes this post, I will note that there are multiple definitions of each of these words, and the definitions may be slightly more complex... but I dumbed things down for you dummies. The point here is you never "peddle" a bike, unless you're selling it.
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Spelling lesson for the day:

Peddle is the act of trying to sell something.
Pedal is what you do to a bike to make it go.

Before SS quotes this post, I will note that there are multiple definitions of each of these words, and the definitions may be slightly more complex... but I dumbed things down for you dummies. The point here is you never "peddle" a bike, unless you're selling it.
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Cant you just buy a normal bike for like $350 and put the dumb, big tires on it
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Cant you just buy a normal bike for like $350 and put the dumb, big tires on it
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Cant you just buy a normal bike for like $350 and put the dumb, big tires on it
No. Different frame widths, different hubs, different cranksets, different forks.
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