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Yike! I want one of these.

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:15 am

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:41 am

I would not fancy my chances in the London rush hour with one of those Tony! some ahole in a car would knock you for the fun of it,or if it was pissing down with rain or blowing a gale like it is at the mo in the UK.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby Trish » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:15 am

It's uhm.. different.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:24 am

Oh dear me no :lol:
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Postby Kladivo » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:45 am

First, if I were that poor sod that someone's just stolen bicycle wheels from and saw a smug b****rd on a fancy gizmo rubbing it in my face, I would not smile.

Second, when it's wet and freezing is still as good as normal bicycle (that means useless for people with brains :twisted: )

Three, I'd like to see anyone being still so smug when they try to pack this not-bulky-at-all item into the bag when it's all mucky and every time they want to go the newsagent for a packet of menthols light...

Sorry, Tony!
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:56 am

Yeah... but you don't have to peddle! :lol:

But I agree - fair, warm weather biking only :?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:29 pm

Ideal for where Tony is. :mrgreen:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:41 pm

bollox to that it looks deadly :shock:
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Postby Morty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:46 pm

Sorry I have to go against general opinion and say I think it's brilliant. I want one.....Hold the press.

Just been on Google.... expected price of the Yike Bike €3,500-€3,900.
Would still love a go on one but might just pass on ownership 8)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:33 pm

chris.ph wrote:bollox to that it looks deadly :shock:
Precisely if you stopped sharply Chris, swollen ones even. :lol:
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:54 am

I think the ad was a bit cheesy to be honest, u cant even see the bike properly.
Mind u its not as bad as some of the stuff u get here. :x We just ignore it.

Soryy. I don't think so. My brother had a bike 4 5 days and it got stolen. And that was a cheap one :!:

Does it have gears?
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Postby Morty » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:37 am

There you go Ponder all you need to know about the Yike Bike. I'd still love a go on one but the price......I don't think you'll see too many of them knocking around!

http://www.yikebike.com/site/faq
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Postby Quark » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:46 am

Looks a tad absurd, if I'm honest. I think the inventor of Linux - I'm paraphrasing here - once said something about 'Just because you're going to re-invent the wheel doesn't mean it has to be a different shape, because 'round' happens to be a very good shape for a wheel'. He was driving at criticism on how Linux was beginning to resemble Windows, but it happens to be a good idea. In much the same way, I think what they've done here is decided 'right, if we're going to make a new kind of bicycle, it ought to be radically different,' but a bicycle is shaped how it is because it happens to be a good design.
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Postby kakaze » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:47 pm

I think they were just trying to think of ways to make a folding bike really foldable.
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Postby Danny B » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:49 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

It manages to combine the horrendous balance issues of a penny farthing, the counter-intuitive grip of a motorcycle pillion seat and the "please laugh uproariously at me in the pub" element of the Sinclair C5 or the Segway. :P It's almost as if the inventors sat down and thought to themselves "What ideas in the history of non-combustion engine transport were really bad?... Let's put them all together!" Just looking at it, I can tell that if you hit a pothole while riding it, you're going to end up attempting to flatten the bumps in the road with your chin.

None of this, in any way shape or form, detracts from the fact that I would very much like to have a go on one.:D
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