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Old 08-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #1
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What the heck are the long rope on the cruiser handelbars for???

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Old 08-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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That's a sign to the other ones.
"Not that there's anything wrong with that".

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #4
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That's a sign to the other ones.
"Not that there's anything wrong with that".
a sign for what??? Is it like earrings where in the '80s? left was one way, right was the other? "not that there's anything wrong with that".

I was thinking they got to add a foot every time they rode their bike, but some of them are 5-6ft long so it can't be that.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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a sign for what??? Is it like earrings where in the '80s? left was one way, right was the other? "not that there's anything wrong with that".

I was thinking they got to add a foot every time they rode their bike, but some of them are 5-6ft long so it can't be that.
Almost repped you for this, but since you posted a general question in the Portland section, I'll just not neg you instead.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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a sign for what??? Is it like earrings where in the '80s? left was one way, right was the other? "not that there's anything wrong with that".

I was thinking they got to add a foot every time they rode their bike, but some of them are 5-6ft long so it can't be that.


You've got it my friend.
In this day and age I didn't want to offend any one.
To each their own, it's just not for me, "not that there's anything wrong with that".

P.S. I think they add an inch every time they take an inch, if you know what I mean? "Not that there's anything wrong with that". At least that's what wikipedia said?..

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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Almost repped you for this, but since you posted a general question in the Portland section, I'll just not neg you instead.
Og post is an honest question, all joking is just that.

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #8
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I was told and read.
Back in the day before bikes had good rubber grips.
They would rap a piece of leather abound the bar. The edges would be cut into strings/fringe like on the hand made leather coats. The kind that's all tied together rather than sewn.
Anyway. The leather piece would be rapped around and the ends braided together, leaving short leather strings. If you put the braid in the right spot it would act as a ridge/grip.
Over the years the braids got longer and longer, kinda like the jeans got lower and lower.

My Dad being an very old school biker. Used a wrist band made for blacksmithing. It would go from your wrist to the middle of the forearm. It had about 20 fringes about 14" long so they could be rapped around two times and tied. He also used it as a belt for beating the shit out of my brother and I. He would roll it up so all the tassels hung out one end. Left cuts and welts.

That's what I know of the tricycle tassels.

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #9
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I was wondering the very same thing. I saw a bull riding some smallish cruiser, and she had a friggin leather tassel attached to her brake lever, dragging on the goddamn ground! First thought that ran through my head was, "well, that's a handy way to quickly low-side..."

Second thought was, "wonder if I could grab it and pull her along like a Radio Flyer?"

Bike wasn't done up in all sorts of farkels, so I really didn't know what to make of it. Now that I know, I actually feel dumber for having learned.

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #10
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You've got it my friend.
In this day and age I didn't want to offend any one.
To each their own, it's just not for me, "not that there's anything wrong with that".

P.S. I think they add an inch every time they take an inch, if you know what I mean? "Not that there's anything wrong with that". At least that's what wikipedia said?..
I know exactly what you mean, and that's my fav sketch they do on "Who's Line is it Anyway" LOL

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #11
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Og post is an honest question, all joking is just that.
I never joke.
Internetting is serious business.

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Old 08-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #12
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What the heck are the long rope on the cruiser handelbars for???
Who cares? Those riders probably ask the same questions about Go-Pro cameras and bikes with lots of advertising logos.

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #13
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Who cares? Those riders probably ask the same questions about Go-Pro cameras and bikes with lots of advertising logos.
To be fair, I ask that very same question...

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #14
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Who cares? Those riders probably ask the same questions about Go-Pro cameras and bikes with lots of advertising logos.
Why do some o dem crotch rockets have dem sweat bands wrapped around der front oil reservoir

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #15
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #16
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thats how they tell what bike is theres and not there buddys since he bought the same bike duh

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:13 PM   #17
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Why do some o dem crotch rockets have dem sweat bands wrapped around der front oil reservoir
i too wondered about that

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:09 PM   #18
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I thought it was a tow rope.

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #19
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Why do some o dem crotch rockets have dem sweat bands wrapped around der front oil reservoir
To hide the fact they have never changed the brake fluid.

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Old 08-13-2012, 10:09 PM   #20
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I was wondering the very same thing. I saw a bull riding some smallish cruiser, and she had a friggin leather tassel attached to her brake lever, dragging on the goddamn ground! First thought that ran through my head was, "well, that's a handy way to quickly low-side..."

Second thought was, "wonder if I could grab it and pull her along like a Radio Flyer?"

Bike wasn't done up in all sorts of farkels, so I really didn't know what to make of it. Now that I know, I actually feel dumber for having learned.


farkels

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