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    Seeing as this corner of the forum is a bit spare I thought I'd start a thread about pushbikes.
    I recently started riding mine again after a long hiatus, I don't get out too often due to my work but nowt I can do about it.
    It is a dawes galaxy tour, I got it for 10 about that many years ago.
    It is currently 8 speed but I am thinking of reinstating the other 2 front chainrings.
    My favourite tyres are bontrager racelites as they are fairly tough but also slick. In the uk I rode through glass and.all sorts on them, it's quite important not to swerve in heavy traffic. But aussie roads (or my increased weight) seem to cause more punctures.
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    Is a "pushbike" a regular bicycle Ed?
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    Yeah ?

    We we say "pushbike" around here it's one without a drivetrain, or chain removed.

    I ride SS (one gear) ATB, and "normal" derailleur equipped "racing inspired" roadie. I made them.

    I want to make more. As soon as I get a regular job I'll continue funding my shop to kick it off proper.

    But back to riding. I prefer off-road, but also put in plenty of road miles. I run serious lighting day and night as cars are dangerous (operators of such). Would like to have a fendered, gen-lighted, rack-equipped, flip/flop townie, but have a CX "in the jig" and another ATB to build next (when shop is funded).

    Pedal on.

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    I have a mate in Brisbane who makes 'em. Lewellyn is the name (Dazza).
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    Never heard the term pushbike before. It's too cold and snowy to ride here currently, but I have a Breezer Greenway sitting in my garage awaiting warmer days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Is a "pushbike" a regular bicycle Ed?
    Yes, 2 wheels and some pedals and obviously all the framey bits to connnect it all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    Yeah ?

    We we say "pushbike" around here it's one without a drivetrain, or chain removed.

    I ride SS (one gear) ATB, and "normal" derailleur equipped "racing inspired" roadie. I made them.

    I want to make more. As soon as I get a regular job I'll continue funding my shop to kick it off proper.

    But back to riding. I prefer off-road, but also put in plenty of road miles. I run serious lighting day and night as cars are dangerous (operators of such). Would like to have a fendered, gen-lighted, rack-equipped, flip/flop townie, but have a CX "in the jig" and another ATB to build next (when shop is funded).

    Pedal on.

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    I have a mate in Brisbane who makes 'em. Lewellyn is the name (Dazza).
    Never really got into single speeds but riding backwards is a good trick
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    Never really got into single speeds but riding backwards is a good trick
    oh i'm freewheelin'. I've ridden a fixed roadie, but my main SS rig is for off-road. Some folks ride fixed off-road, but they are only marginally more sane than the guys that ride ATU, all-terrain unicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    oh i'm freewheelin'. I've ridden a fixed roadie, but my main SS rig is for off-road. Some folks ride fixed off-road, but they are only marginally more sane than the guys that ride ATU, all-terrain unicycles.
    Sounds like a recipie for disaster, esp if they are using their legs as brakes too.
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    Hey Rd,,the boy & I are taking our pushbikes out tomorrow(later today) to the park . We got 2 new Fuji's last summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Hey Rd,,the boy & I are taking our pushbikes out tomorrow(later today) to the park . We got 2 new Fuji's last summer.
    Have fun
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