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Bumper bike strikes again!

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rsprake

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Jul 2 2009 at 7:57pm #

Hysterical. I actually saw the bike in person today on Liberty parked.


sarah_q

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Jul 2 2009 at 9:05pm #

I want to see this so bad. It’s like the Weiner Mobile of bicycles.


mark

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Jul 2 2009 at 9:07pm #

often in the basketball court behind the firestation in east lib… this place is a goldmine for bumper bike sightings.


Mick

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Jul 2 2009 at 9:07pm #

I dunno, the Weinermobile was a base, profit-oriented scheme.

This? It’s like some holy mission!

Mick


Andrew

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Jul 3 2009 at 2:02am #

That looks like the parking lot of Wendy’s on baum blvd. (I am very observant).


rsprake

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Jul 3 2009 at 1:53pm #

You would be correct, I found the photo on Twitter and the person said it was the Wendy’s parking lot. I saw it earlier in the AM just after the Bloomfield bridge.


NCBT

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Jul 3 2009 at 2:39pm #

This guy bombs down Liberty in rush hour traffic with that bumper. If you re in front of the Crazy Mocha in Bloomfield, you might catch a glimpse.


little_owl

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Jul 3 2009 at 2:44pm #

Haha, I’ve seen that before parked. I always thought it was some type of sculpture piece but not that anyone actually rode it. Awesome!


steevo

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Jul 3 2009 at 5:52pm #

Will this work?

love this dude.


steevo

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Jul 3 2009 at 5:52pm #

I am glad to see that he has multiple bikes TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


mark

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Jul 3 2009 at 6:59pm #

is it the same guy? i’m hoping for a whole slew of bumper bikers starting some sort of revolution.


NCBT

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Jul 3 2009 at 11:14pm #

I met the guy, he calls that his Ferrari, talks about the gull wing doors and etc. He ran up to me when he saw a cargo trike and said he was gonna go to the atm to get one. I want to give him one, I figure he would trick it WAY out.

He had a bike with aluminum foil in the wheels, and a hubcap duct taped to the front, I think I have a pic.


Andrew

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Jul 4 2009 at 12:07am #

I spotted him on penn ave. (point breeze) about a month ago I think it was the mountain bike.


Andrew

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Jul 4 2009 at 12:12am #

I really don’t think this is that safe. If a car hits the edge of the bumper I would make him fall but, it is a good make to make sure cars follow the 3′ rule.


reddan

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Jul 4 2009 at 1:46am #

I really don’t think this is that safe

Agreed, but I somehow doubt safety was high on the guy’s priority list when putting that beauty together.


pistat

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Jul 4 2009 at 2:37am #

Yeah, those bikes are all about style. And he’s got it in 5′ doses. I think I might spend my holiday weekend watching Penn from my balcony just to catch a glimpse of his pimpin’ paneling. :¬]


greenbike

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Jul 4 2009 at 2:41am #

Makes me kind of want to get neon lights to go around my bike rims…kind of like some cars have under the running boards or just on the undercarriage. Or something….


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 4 2009 at 2:42am #

More than style, he’s making a very adamant *statement* to motorists to give cyclists both room and respect. And he’s doing it in a very ballsy manner.

Two thumbs up!


scott

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Jul 4 2009 at 6:04am #

he’s one-upping the scraper bike scene for real

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE


NCBT

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Jul 4 2009 at 8:22am #

Driving is the new smoking…


erok

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Jul 4 2009 at 1:41pm #

he offered to trick my bike out. i considered it for a minute


scott

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Jul 4 2009 at 5:30pm #

spotted him a minute ago at baum and penn circle west. he’s got rims too.


robjdlc

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Jul 6 2009 at 3:40am #

I saw him riding through the east liberty home depot parking lot at 6am last sunday. I had just woken up so it took me a minute to realize that it was in fact a dude with a bumper attached to the front of his bike.


BradQ

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Jul 6 2009 at 3:49am #

I need to track this guy down and interview him.


druid13

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Jul 6 2009 at 1:10pm #

LOL….this is awesome…I have to keep an eye out for this guy.


steevo

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Jul 6 2009 at 4:50pm #

yeah the dude rolls early. I saw him coming up liberty at 7am one morning


J Z

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Jul 7 2009 at 3:57pm #

There should be a tweet of his location. Like the Kogi truck.

http://kogibbq.com/


sloaps

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Jul 10 2009 at 12:36am #

WWBBD

Should we start a new thread, or can we “sticky” this dude?


erok

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Jul 10 2009 at 1:49pm #

wow..simply beautiful. do you have it with a wood grain frame?


greenbike

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Jul 10 2009 at 1:50pm #

I want one of those whenever printing starts…..


Eric

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Jul 10 2009 at 4:13pm #

How to Avoid the Bumper Life


salty

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Jul 10 2009 at 7:27pm #

Someone sent me a pic of him headed down Penn:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3535/3708026450_1befe8ee9e_o.jpg

Does the bumper help him keep his balance at red lights? Or does it have magical properties?


reddan

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Jul 10 2009 at 7:44pm #

Does the bumper help him keep his balance at red lights? Or does it have magical properties?

Not an either/or question, methinks.

I bet it works admirably well at keeping him from hopping on the sidewalk, splitting lanes of traffic, or edging up on the right…heck, it promotes vehicular cycling better than any other bike accessory I’ve ever seen.


erok

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Jul 10 2009 at 10:48pm #

salty, that pic is great.

i’m waiting for him to fill that up with a full dashboard


Buck

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Jul 11 2009 at 12:17am #

Put this on the uni, now that would be impressive!


Andrew

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Jul 11 2009 at 1:16am #

This is the original photo erok posted 2 months ago. I figured this is a good place for it.


scott

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Jul 11 2009 at 3:06pm #

he has been witnessed riding on sidewalks unfortunately.

We definitely need some bumper bike t-shirts


BradQ

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Jul 11 2009 at 4:19pm #

I need to meet this guy so bad.


scott

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Jul 11 2009 at 4:41pm #

Just hang out along Penn Ave in East Lib/Garfield and you’ll see him. I’m on my third siting.


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 11 2009 at 10:24pm #

Lemme work on that uni idea. Thanks Buck!

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