Lowrider

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Colin Blackburn, Jun 4, 2003.

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  2. Colin Blackburn wrote:

    > which partly of answers a query I had about the bike I have pictured at:
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    > http://www.ximenes.org.uk/lowrider.html

    Ignore me prattling on to myself but I have now realised that there is a whole lowrider culture in
    the US, including the twisted strip bars on the bike picture I have---like this:

    http://www.mcmullenargus.com/gallery/view.asp?image=50968&pub=36

    It seems to involve making a bike to the lowrider design but making sure it looks better (!) than
    anyone else's.

    I wonder if people actually ride them though.

    Colin
     
  3. Colin Blackburn wrote:

    > I wonder if people actually ride them though.

    I doubt it. Not far anyway. And I've seen photos of ones which can't be ridden, coz the bottom
    bracket height is less than the crank length...

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  4. Dave Larrington wrote:
    > Colin Blackburn wrote:
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    >>I wonder if people actually ride them though.
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    > I doubt it. Not far anyway. And I've seen photos of ones which can't be ridden, coz the bottom
    > bracket height is less than the crank length...

    I have since found a site that sells parts such as "spear-head" pedals which it emphasises shouldn't
    be used. I guess thety are built for shows but it all seems a bit strange. From the ones I have seen
    with spare wheels---which seem to be smaller than either of the bike wheels!---they look a bit like
    a car substitute (in terms of a self-modification thing.)

    Colin
     
  5. Albert Fish

    Albert Fish Guest

    "Colin Blackburn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Dave Larrington wrote:
    > > Colin Blackburn wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>I wonder if people actually ride them though.
    > >
    > >
    > > I doubt it. Not far anyway. And I've seen photos of ones which can't be ridden, coz the bottom
    > > bracket height is less than the crank length...
    >
    > I have since found a site that sells parts such as "spear-head" pedals which it emphasises
    > shouldn't be used. I guess thety are built for shows but it all seems a bit strange. From the ones
    > I have seen with spare wheels---which seem to be smaller than either of the bike wheels!---they
    > look a bit like a car substitute (in terms of a self-modification thing.)
    >
    > Colin
    >

    that's how they were 'invented' young mexican dudes that wanted to show off to the laydeez but
    didn't have a car or driving licence. then it became a cult, now it's possible to buy them off
    the shelf.

    I quite fancy one but can't think of anything practical to do with one other than look at it as some
    sort of ornament or just sit about on it, saying 'heey, esse, ju looking at me or my wheels' a lot

    http://www.lovelylowrider.co.uk/bikes.htm

    Albert
     
  6. Tj

    Tj Guest

    I had one of these as a child back in the 70's I dont remember much about it now, it was gold
    coloured and had the name 'Steyr' on the frame.

    It looked pretty good but was not a partucularly great bike. Originated in USA and was given to me
    after a repair to one of the welds

    TJ

    "Colin Blackburn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Browsing on ebay---there's some odd stuff on there---I came across this:
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3610901923&category=161 70
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    > which partly of answers a query I had about the bike I have pictured at:
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    > http://www.ximenes.org.uk/lowrider.html
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    > Same geometry and wheels definitely.
    >
    > Colin
     
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