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Police bicycles

Postby mddawson » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:52 pm

Was going into Parliament House yesterday and spotted a Police cyclist (there are quite a few around there). He was happy to talk about his bike, a Hillbrick Eagle ( http://www.policebike.com.au/ ). I was assuming that like police cars, their bikes would be one of the major brands rather than handbuilt models from a local company ( http://www.hillbrick.com.au/ ).

This got me looking at what Police ride OS and found that Smith and Wesson make a police bike in the US: http://tiny.cc/x8ayqw
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Re: Police bicycles

Postby human909 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:08 pm

It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?

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Re: Police bicycles

Postby drubie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:43 pm

Fix the cigarette lighter.
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Re: Police bicycles

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:56 pm

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Re: Police bicycles

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 pm

I've seen a few of those, but never knew who made them.

I wonder, do any Police use road-bikes around the world? My guess is not due to the limitations of them.
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Re: Police bicycles

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:29 pm

g-boaf wrote:I wonder, do any Police use road-bikes around the world? My guess is not due to the limitations of them.


Not that I've seen many/any recently due to less hanging around in the Perth CBD these days, but I think I recall the ones I saw being Giant hard tail MTBs... just with blue & white chequered livery and various racks and such. This was a few years back.

Maybe they need to get with the whole CX fad in terms of urban versatility? :D
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Re: Police bicycles

Postby coyote » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:11 pm

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Nothing against police, just think it is a funny photo. 8)
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Re: Police bicycles

Postby Howzat » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Perhaps one of these might be more stable...

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Re: Police bicycles

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:23 pm

coyote wrote:---8<--*snip*--- Mr. Plod planting it down the stairs -----
Nothing against police, just think it is a funny photo. 8)

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