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Re: [rootsradicals] Curious about xtracycle/Big Dummy/Yuba/Madsen as "police special"

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  • Sean Moore
    Oh the dummy, hands down. It s the one that looks the best and IMO is more capable. -- Sean Moore moore.sean@gmail.com
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 16, 2009
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      Oh the dummy, hands down. It's the one that looks the best and IMO is
      more capable.

      Sean Moore

      On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM, David Chase<dr2chase@...> wrote:
      > The subject pretty much says it. We're working on maybe getting a
      > bike trail extended into our town, and there's the usual nervousness
      > from abutters. One way to make them slightly less nervous is to make
      > it easy for the police to use/patrol the trail.
      > So, locally, I've seen police on mountain bikes, and something that
      > looks like an advanced Segway. These seem like boneheaded choices to
      > me; the Segway is slower than many bikes, and has no off-road
      > capability to speak of. The bikes are NEVER outfitted with big
      > slicks, so the poor policeman (who is never riding on anything that
      > needs that sort of traction) is stuck pushing those huge hunks of
      > rubber around.
      > Seems to me, what they want, is a bike somewhat like mine, maybe with
      > electric assist, maybe with the governor tweaked up to 25mph. They
      > can carry more stuff, they can carry people, they can haul a bike.
      > They can go offroad, for modest values of offroad, without too much
      > trouble.
      > Opinions? Suggestions for electronic assist? And which longtail,
      > among the growing number of choices?
      > David
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