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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?
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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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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Rear racks for dinking?
My 5yr old (21.5kgs) sometimes wants to come along on short trips/errands around town but is not up to riding each way (<10kms).
I'm up for a new bike, love MTBs, looking at a 29er hardtail & hoping a heavy duty rear rack (for panniers) can take a dinking 5yr old?
A bike and a place to ride.
Nah - three posts is the winner
Dinking (Doubling) also limits use of the bell.
I have never done it, wink wink nudge nudge say no more say no more
So common among kids and adults in the Netherlands, but only using the rear rack. The funniest thing about are the starts - slow and unbalanced if the dinkee is on already, so sometimes the dinker gets going first and the dinkee does a running jump and sit. Ain't exactly safe, but the worst I saw was an instant pinch flat. I dinked drunk fellow students home from bars lots of times. Never crashed myself but they were common. My gf banged her knee up getting dinked when the dinker didn't steer around some bollards properly. Both went down.
Dinkee used to sit on the rear rack taking some weight with feet on the chainstays, their second role was to wedge their foot (usually wearing Dunlop volleys) between the tyre and seat tube to assist with braking.
Dinked my daughter around paddy field tracks in Asia a few years ago with her standing on the rear rack so she could see, we both had a great time.
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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.
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