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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2011, 11:15:17 am »

Is anyone using the big wire baskets on the front of a bicycle like the newspaper delivery boys (& girls?) did in the 60s?
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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2011, 12:50:54 pm »

Is anyone using the big wire baskets on the front of a bicycle like the newspaper delivery boys (& girls?) did in the 60s?

I see front baskets occasionally, but not those big ones. Even on the cruiser bikes that were the rule back then those things were harder than hell to control when full of newspapers. The wheel flop was terrible.

A quick google search shows Wald still makes and sells a "giant delivery basket."

http://waldsports.com/index.cfm/wald157basket.html

Good luck with that.
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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2011, 05:53:25 pm »

Even on the cruiser bikes that were the rule back then those things were harder than hell to control when full of newspapers. The wheel flop was terrible.

That's why we went fast, to get the gyroscopic stabilization of the bicycle wheels.

I didn't have my own route but several friends did.  I substituted for them when they were out of town, etc. 
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« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2011, 10:18:25 am »

TO be clear, I am going to be at the pedestrian bridge on sunday @2.  Anyone who wants to do a ride, come along and look at riverparks at its busiest.

See you there!

jacobi, I wont make it this Sunday...push out a week?
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« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2011, 11:51:42 am »

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sure thing.  i'll do both. see you next week.
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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2011, 01:58:06 pm »

FMC and I should be there next Sunday.  Carlton, you are still on for Weds. night, right?
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« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2011, 11:00:47 am »

Headed OOT...back next week
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« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2011, 11:47:52 am »

Just got back from a western states tour and it is incredible how many cities - and even very small towns - have well developed bike lanes.  And people I saw respect the bikes.  Even out in the middle of nowhere!

Maybe we should just have a requirement that all Okies be required to put in a certain amount of time in a more evolved area of the country.  Kind of a reverse Peace Corp or mission program!

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