Innappropriate Use of GVBR Bikes



PiledHigher

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People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way to use one of these purple and orange wonders.

Track/Fixed conversion, Hawaiian ironman, mounting place for your 1950 's vintage NOS campagnolo record group?

If I could buy one for$50 bucks, I would probably have a go.
 
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Stuart Lamble

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On 2004-12-22, PiledHigher wrote:
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> People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way
> to use one of these purple and orange wonders.


Tour de France.

Too easy.

*ducks*

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cfsmtb

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PiledHigher said:
People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way to use one of these purple and orange wonders.

Track/Fixed conversion, Hawaiian ironman, mounting place for your 1950 's vintage NOS campagnolo record group?

If I could buy one for$50 bucks, I would probably have a go.

Serving suggestions/alternative uses:

- Rohloff hub
- Hello Kitty treads
- Lowrider bent springer fork

- Thredbo Cannonball Run (preferably thrown, ie: Huffy toss)
- 2007 PBP
- Bell Street Coburg, anywhere west of Sydney Road
 

Bikesoiler

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PiledHigher said:
People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way to use one of these purple and orange wonders.

This is bad but.....

Throw one through a bike shop window & steal yourself a better bike. :eek:
 

aeek

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PiledHigher said:
People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way to use one of these purple and orange wonders.

an Appropriate use - stick 2 together to make a billycart for the next time the billycart extravaganza happens.
bonuses - independant steering, diagonal braking(FL+RR).
 
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Davidm

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"PiledHigher" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way
> to use one of these purple and orange wonders.


For those of us not in Vic, what are these wonders? The government provides
bikes over there?

Cheers
David M
 
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Terry Collins

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Davidm wrote:

> For those of us not in Vic, what are these wonders? The government provides
> bikes over there?


Imagine a massive handout (you get one for entering) of $99 K-mart
bicycle.
 

flyingdutch

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PiledHigher said:
People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way to use one of these purple and orange wonders.

Track/Fixed conversion, Hawaiian ironman, mounting place for your 1950 's vintage NOS campagnolo record group?

If I could buy one for$50 bucks, I would probably have a go.
One rocked up at the Kew crits tonight.
I was getting flashes of that film, 'Breaking Away' where that college race is done on standard issue bikes (not orange/purple tho and no Dennis Quaid)
 
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Davidm

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"Terry Collins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Davidm wrote:
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>> For those of us not in Vic, what are these wonders? The government
>> provides
>> bikes over there?

>
> Imagine a massive handout (you get one for entering) of $99 K-mart
> bicycle.


Is it punishment for something?
 
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Terry Collins

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Davidm wrote:
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> "Terry Collins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> > Davidm wrote:
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> >> For those of us not in Vic, what are these wonders? The government
> >> provides
> >> bikes over there?

> >
> > Imagine a massive handout (you get one for entering) of $99 K-mart
> > bicycle.

>
> Is it punishment for something?


I think they will claim it was "successful" in getting people on the
tour and thus, hopefully into bicycle riding.

Seems to have been punishment for the volunteers working as breakdown
crews.
 

MJP501

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Terry Collins said:
Davidm wrote:

I think they will claim it was "successful" in getting people on the
tour and thus, hopefully into bicycle riding.
I know it got at least one person back on his bike. My uncle did the GVBR - he was certainly swayed by the free bike having not riden for I'm not sure how many years. He found the first three days a little rugged but after that really loved it. Even said it was well organised! :eek: He's now thinking of doing the Tassy ride in Feb. So what you say? He's 83. I reckon that's not a bad thing.
 

Shabby

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PiledHigher said:
People, here is the challenge, who can offer the most innappropriate way to use one of these purple and orange wonders.

Track/Fixed conversion, Hawaiian ironman, mounting place for your 1950 's vintage NOS campagnolo record group?

If I could buy one for $50 bucks, I would probably have a go.

I think there should be some Aus.bicycle records set on the track - Flying 200's, Kilo, Pursuit, Hour. Of course, the only velodrome worthy would have to be the Hawthorn triathladrome.
 

Shabby

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7297&item=7122841805&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7297&item=7122843615&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7297&item=7122843740&rd=1

3 of them in Box Hill, all being sold before Xmas. Email the dude after the Auctions close unsuccessfully tomorrow and make him an offer......
 
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DaveB

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flyingdutch wrote:

> I was getting flashes of that film, 'Breaking Away' where that college
> race is done on standard issue bikes (not orange/purple tho and no
> Dennis Quaid)
>
>


Gentlemen, mount your Roadmaster bicycles.

DaveB "who happened to watch Breaking Away yesterday"
 
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Peter Signorini

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"DaveB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Shabby wrote:
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7297&item=7122841805&rd=1
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> >

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7297&item=7122843615&rd=1
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7297&item=7122843740&rd=1
> >
> > 3 of them in Box Hill, all being sold before Xmas. Email the dude after
> > the Auctions close unsuccessfully tomorrow and make him an offer......
> >
> >

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> $99 reserve, no bids, no wonder, no idea.


Cash converters would probably be his best bet to sell these. Don't see why
he doesn't just give it to his little sister.

Cheers
Peter
 
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Terry Collins

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DaveB wrote:

> $99 reserve, no bids, no wonder, no idea.


I hope they are not holding their breath.
That is the current price of the K-Mart bicycle (xmas special).


And to replay to another post,
Are Cash Converters taking bicycles again?
Neighbour's bicycle was rejected (too many in stock).
 
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Marty Wallace

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"MJP501" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Terry Collins Wrote:
> > Davidm wrote:
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> > I think they will claim it was "successful" in getting people on the
> > tour and thus, hopefully into bicycle riding.
> >
> > I know it got at least -one- person back on his bike. My uncle did the

> GVBR - he was certainly swayed by the free bike having not riden for
> I'm not sure how many years. He found the first three days a little
> rugged but after that really loved it. Even said it was well organised!
> :eek: He's now thinking of doing the Tassy ride in Feb. So what you say?
> He's 83. I reckon that's not a bad thing.
>
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> --
> MJP501
>


I think your comments are good.
Everyone else seems to be bagging the event and the bikes.
I know for a fact that if enough criticism is thrown at the people that run,
sponsor, pay for the event, they won't hold it again.

Marty