Getting round at Google

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by Chris Gerhard, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Chris Gerhard, Mar 20, 2010
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  2. Chris Gerhard

    Ace Guest

    Dreadful things. We have some very similar for getting round our
    various offices in Basel. Coaster brake means it's almost mpossible to
    mount properly, upright position means it's really hard work to cycle,
    huge bars and lazy front wheel geometry means it steers like a pig.
     
    Ace, Mar 20, 2010
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  3. Chris Gerhard

    Clive George Guest

    Apart from the different brakes, sounds a bit like the Velib bikes -
    somewhat like steering a battleship.
     
    Clive George, Mar 20, 2010
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  4. Chris Gerhard

    Tosspot Guest

    Coaster brakes are the work of Stan and should be consigned to a special
    circle of Hell reserved for things such as coaster brakes and iPhones.

    Why are the Europeans, especially the Scandawegians so fond of the
    bloody things?
     
    Tosspot, Mar 20, 2010
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  5. Chris Gerhard

    Chris French Guest


    Because they are great around town on utility bikes?

    I had one the previous incarnation of my utility bike which I built up
    from an old MTB.

    They give reliable predictable braking rain or shine, and need very
    little maintenance.

    for gentle stopping I often tended just to use the coaster, it is good
    for scrubbing off a little bit of speed in traffic.
     
    Chris French, Mar 20, 2010
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  6. Chris Gerhard

    Clive George Guest

    Coz they're great for broadies?
     
    Clive George, Mar 20, 2010
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  7. Broadies.. A term I have not heard for more than 30 years. My first
    bike had a coaster brake and a rod front brake that never worked.

    the google bike look quite good for what they are intended for. Very
    short trips around a campus.

    --chris
     
    Chris Gerhard, Mar 20, 2010
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  8. Chris Gerhard

    Stan Cox Guest

    As I keep saying. I have nothing to do with them. Though I did buy an
    iPhone yesterday :)

    Stan Cox
     
    Stan Cox, Mar 21, 2010
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