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    Finally, a comeback to the most common comment around. It came to me as I was riding along, right off the top of my head (I usually think of things 3-5 seconds later when they would sound stupid)

    While passing an eldery man walking his dog,"Hey, you lost a wheel!"

    "No I didn't, I found one...I started out walking"

    Classy or what? You may all use it
    Happy Life Day

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    Re: A comeback to a common comment

    Sofa wrote

    > While passing an eldery man walking his dog,"Hey, you lost a wheel!"
    >
    > "No I didn't, I found one...I started out walking"


    Excellent!!!


    Usually I just laugh, but last time I was obviously thinking enough to say
    "half-price bike shops... must remember to read the small print..."

    Phil, just me
    --
    "Cattle Prods solve most of life's little problems"


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    • #3
      2 recent cases:

      A bloke on a disabled (hand-propelled) tricycle said, 'Where's your other wheel, mate?'
      'You've got it there, look!' raised a smile and we neded up having a lovely chat. (27 mph on a *63* speed hand powered trike, he claimed.)

      Secondly, the chap in a Reliant Robin (US readers: 3 wheeled car, one at the front, 2 at the back) stopped in the carpark where two of us were practising and exposed himself to ridicule by saying, 'I bet that's hard to balance with one wheel missing.' (He hadn't seen the irony of the situation, but I was glad to point it out to him.)
      My first novel, Bridge of Otherwhere, Michael Wilkinson, on Kindle. A tale of subtle magic, mystery, friendship and love. Tinyurl.com/Bridge-of-Otherwhere For US$ page: TinyURL.com/OtherwhereBridge

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        Re: A comeback to a common comment

        in article Mikefule.5duhb@timelimit.unicyclist.com, Mikefule at
        Mikefule.5duhb@timelimit.unicyclist.com wrote on 5/28/02 4:33 PM:

        > (27 mph on a *63* speed hand powered trike, he claimed.)


        I can believe that. Many recumbent trikes have two or three chainrings up
        front, a standard cassette in the rear, and an internal multispeed hub
        (SRAM, Rohloff, or S-A). My LBS has one (pedal power, though) that I rode,
        it has a similar set up. I think 3 rings up front, a 7 speed cassette in the
        rear, and a 3 speed internal hub would make for 63 different gears.

        I would guess he's gotten close the top possible speed pedaling (coasting a
        good downhill could go faster), and most of those gears are low so he can
        climb nearly anything.

        -Carl

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          Re: Re: A comeback to a common comment

          [QUOTE]Originally posted by Carl

          I would guess he's gotten close the top possible speed pedaling (coasting a good downhill could go faster), and most of those gears are low so he can climb nearly anything.
          -Carl

          >> You're about right: 3 rings X 7 sprockets x a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub, I think. And maximum respect to a man who straps his feet in with bungee cord and powers a two foot wide wheel chair at those speeds down hill on rough tracks. It was a pleasure to speak to him.
          Mike
          My first novel, Bridge of Otherwhere, Michael Wilkinson, on Kindle. A tale of subtle magic, mystery, friendship and love. Tinyurl.com/Bridge-of-Otherwhere For US$ page: TinyURL.com/OtherwhereBridge

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          • #6
            I've heard the "no, I found one" response, but I really liked the addition of "i started out walking.
            -David Kaplan

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