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I saw two young blokes riding on the pavement while I was being walked by our family companion animal this morning.
They were heading towards the local primary school but not wearing that uniform and I guess that they were year 7 students going for the local Secondary College.
The dinkee was sitting on the handle bars possibly due to the fact that the bike had a steeply sloping cross bar unlike in my youth when all male specific bikes had crossbars that were parallel to the ground and the crossbar was the position of choice for dinking then.
is this a new fad?
Nah, its been around for yonks. All part of growing up. I live not far from the local primary/high school and I see kids doing it all the time. Some with better control abilities than others. The other day I saw one chick from the local high school go flying onto the front wheel. Got up and had a laugh. Sat back on the handlebars and went about 100m up the road before she was on the ground again
Its allowed if the carried person is sitting on a seat designed for the purpose, which the handlebars aint.
Just recently I managed to dinky two of my friends, one sitting on the handlebars and one standing on the rear triangle with me pedalling. I don't see why anyone is fussing about this?
But are there any official standards that must be met? Or can I weld a piece of flat-bar between the hand-grips and be all "Hey, look, I "designed" a passenger seat!"??
Where are the helmets!? Oh god somebody think of the pensioners!
(Dinking is common in places where cycling is common and considered safe. But in Australia its god awful dangerous. )
Last edited by human909 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
In my day it was called doubling. I've never heard of dinking. Is it good for the bike? My bike can just sustain my fat bum. I don't think the frame, let alone a carrier rack could sustain another fat bum.
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I've had three people on my bike without a worry. Bikes are strong.
In my early twenties we were at the pub and friend wearing a teensy skirt which wasn't exactly brimming with pockets asked me to mind her keys. I went home early and of course forgot to give the keys back first.
She and a few mates went back to her house at 3am. Couldn't get in, so they decided to kick on in the city. She sat on the top tube of one of their road bikes. Heading down the Studley Park Rd hill the front wheel simply collapsed under the weight.
She's still got a good scar on her chin - luckily it sits just under the jawline so isn't very noticeable most of the time.
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