Posts Tagged ‘wheelie’
The Person I Imagine When I Hear the Word “Urbanist” – Remembering the Car-Inspired Schwinn Stingray Banana BikeMonday, February 23rd, 2015
I haven’t seen one of these for a while:
Complete with a five-on-the-floor shifter…
I’ll tell you, I have a clear memory of fixie-riding Andy, gracefully pushing his locked rear wheel back and forth to kill speed coming down Oak Street.
Anyway, there’s another guy does the same thing, but on a motorcycle.
Like just for fun. On McAllister:
He also does wheelie stops. (I’d like to see a fixie bike rider do that.)
Hats off to both these gentlemen.
When Piloting Your Schwinn Stingray “Wheelie Bike” Down Market Street, Don’t Forget to Display the Proper AttitudeWednesday, March 7th, 2012
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A wheelie bike, also called a muscle bike, high-riser, or banana bike, is a type of stylized children’s bicycle designed in the 1960s to resemble a chopper motorcycle and characterized by ape hanger handlebars, a banana seat with sissy bar, and small (16-to-20-inch (410 to 510 mm)) wheels. Notable examples include the Schwinn Sting-Ray and Krate lines and the Raleigh Chopper line. Other notable manufacturers and retailers that offered models include AMF, CCM, Columbia, Huffy, Iverson, J. C. Penney, Malvern Star, Monark, Murray, Ross, Sears, and Vindec.
The man was spontaneously popping wheelies at every green light whilst towing a load down Market street last week. Recycling is his game.
See what happens when you cut down on the number of cars?
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