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Dinking

Postby Mike Ayling » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:43 am

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?

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Re: Dinking

Postby find_bruce » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:48 am

Nah mate - we used to dink on the handlebars back in the 70s & I am sure it wasn't new then.

Probably still just as risky though
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Re: Dinking

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:20 am

Still just as fun. I haven't stopped! You are never too old to have fun. :D

Have somebody on the crossbar and it is very stable. I've dinked somebody from for 10km like that!
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Re: Dinking

Postby roller » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:29 am

5-10 posts til someone quotes a point in the road rules law which prohibits dinkying

10-12 posts til someone quotes a different point in the road rules which could be interpreted to allow such a manouver
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Re: Dinking

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:43 am

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 :lol:
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Re: Dinking

Postby Sprocket » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:01 am

I remember thinking the older brother of a friend was so cool because he could ride with his little sister on the handlebars, and me sitting on the bike seat - he stood up to peddle. Good ol' "double dink".
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Re: Dinking

Postby zero » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:08 am

roller wrote:5-10 posts til someone quotes a point in the road rules law which prohibits dinkying

10-12 posts til someone quotes a different point in the road rules which could be interpreted to allow such a manouver


Easy one.
Its allowed if the carried person is sitting on a seat designed for the purpose, which the handlebars aint.
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Re: Dinking

Postby dougalh » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:23 pm

Sprocket wrote:I remember thinking the older brother of a friend was so cool because he could ride with his little sister on the handlebars, and me sitting on the bike seat - he stood up to peddle. Good ol' "double dink".


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?
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Re: Dinking

Postby DentedHead » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:49 pm

zero wrote:Easy one.
Its allowed if the carried person is sitting on a seat designed for the purpose, which the handlebars aint.


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!"??

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Re: Dinking

Postby il padrone » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:11 pm

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Re: Dinking

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:01 pm

Where are the helmets!? Oh god somebody think of the pensioners! :o


(Dinking is common in places where cycling is common and considered safe. But in Australia its god awful dangerous. :roll: )
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Re: Dinking

Postby uncle arthur » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:02 pm

What is it with cycling? 30+ kmh and lycra???!!!
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Re: Dinking

Postby hkgts » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:35 pm

Dinkiing on the handle bars is all we did in the mid 90s

What is more safe for the dinkee? I always preferred handle bars cause you could push off and run on your feet before the inevitable crash occurred.
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Re: Dinking

Postby diggler » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:43 pm

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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Re: Dinking

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:48 pm

diggler wrote: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.


I've had three people on my bike without a worry. Bikes are strong.
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Re: Dinking

Postby il padrone » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:50 pm

They must make their bikes and racks different in the Netherlands :o

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Postby Byke » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:01 pm

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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Re: Dinking

Postby JustJames » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:13 am

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