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Fritz’s Crazy Cable Car Idea

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  1. PDXbikerOctober 27, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Well why even bother putting a drivetrain on the bike. Kinda defeats the purpose of cycling. Lets just go to electric bikes. No municipality would even consider funding for this, let alone the liability concerns. This belongs in an amusement park. Total fantasyland. The title says it all – “Crazy…….Idea.”

  2. KennyOctober 28, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Norway has one http://www.fresh99.com/bicycle-lift.htm

  3. Ghost RiderOctober 28, 2009 at 8:28 am

    There is NO WAY the city would fund something like this…but that was never the intention of Fritz’s idea. Think of it more like “skitching”…or like the nutcase who uses suction cups to hitch rides on the back of city buses. Crazy? Sure. Fun? Hell yes.

  4. Chad SedlakOctober 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Finally i can smoke a cigarette and eat a cheese burger while riding my bike

  5. Yokota FritzOctober 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    What GR said :-) I should’ve tilted my diagram to show the 22 degree grade of the street.

  6. PaulOctober 31, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Don’t be a fool!!!!! These cables and the pulley system are specially made and because of that cost a lot of money. If your cable riding grip brakes, it could be pulled into the pulley wheels or motors and f**k up the system. It’s antics like this that make people hate cyclist. You’re not helping the cause.

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