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Re: Dinking

Postby Xplora » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:38 pm

bychosis wrote:I've seen plenty of BMX types drinking on the stunt pegs. Standing on the back pegs, or occasionally on the bars with feet on the front legs.

Gosh, drinking while doubling?! :lol:

I've sat on the seat, seemed perfectly safe at the time. Works well on a BMX where 30kmh feels like you're taking off, rather than basic cruising pace on the roadie :shock:

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Re: Dinking

Postby trainedmonkey » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:50 am

bychosis wrote:I've seen plenty of BMX types drinking on the stunt pegs. Standing on the back pegs, or occasionally on the bars with feet on the front legs.


As a kid we used to mostly double on the handlebars of the BMX. It was considered hilarious to jump off the bike and let the person being doubled try to stay upright whilst sitting on the bars.

The best we ever managed was four kids on one bmx bike. One on the bars, one side saddle on the top tube, one on the seat doing the pedalling and steering and one standing on the rear axle nuts (this was the days before stunt pegs).

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Re: Dinking

Postby silentC » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:15 am

I had one of these. Perfect dinking bike. Two on the seat and one on the bars.

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Re: Dinking

Postby Sharkey » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:13 pm

Mike Ayling wrote:
is this a new fad?



No. Used to do it a lot as kids.

My favorite example of this is a Green Bay Packer's tradition of riding local kid's bikes from their stadium to the training ground during spring training camp, a tradition that started in the '60s.

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Re: Dinking

Postby silentC » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:23 pm

There's no way that guy is getting on my bike! :)
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Re: Dinking

Postby OldBloke » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:11 pm

The kids in the rural town where i lived at one stage had a no bludgers rule. If the seat was long enough both would sit and pedal, if not one would sit, the other stand and both would pedal. Cooperation :-)
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Re: Dinking

Postby tomness » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:12 pm

silentC wrote:I had one of these. Perfect dinking bike. Two on the seat and one on the bars.

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Plus you can get another kid sitting on the rear rack.

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Re: Dinking

Postby silentC » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:30 pm

Which makes up for lack of seating on the top tube!
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Re: Dinking

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:02 am

Seems like a bit of competition here about who invented dinking, got the 90's, 80's and 70's... any groovy kids from the 60's with stories?

I always found pegs more useful for dinking than for tricks or rail slides.

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Re: Dinking

Postby Sharkey » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:35 am

It's probably been around since the bicycle was invented. In fact I reckon the guy who invented the bicycle probably ran into somebody he knew on his maiden ride and said "Hop on".

Here is a pic from 1935. Dinking on the top tube while the rider piggy backs a small child.

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Re: Dinking

Postby weldin_mike_27 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:00 pm

Stories of 3&4 on a bike arnt as cool now that there are lots of shows about Asia where the whole family's on one bike and they're like ".....what?"

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