Sinclair A-Bike

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Re: Sinclair A-Bike

Post by Spud » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:56 pm

What diameter are the wheels? I generally skateboard to work, several miles a day, on 65mm wheels. They're meant for cruising long distance and they work a treat, but those on the A-bike look much larger. Surely it can't be that bad?

Looking at the picture, the main problem is definitely something that several trips to Byron Burgers would fix.
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Re: Sinclair A-Bike

Post by R-Tape » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:15 am

Spud wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:56 pm
What diameter are the wheels? I generally skateboard to work, several miles a day, on 65mm wheels. They're meant for cruising long distance and they work a treat, but those on the A-bike look much larger. Surely it can't be that bad?
I think mine is the 6" version (there's also an 8"), but I don't have it with me to check. I don't think it can be compared to a skateboard. Having 4, albeit smaller, wheels will help you over a lot of obstacles - and falling off a skateboard is easier if I remember correctly!

It'll get easier with practice, but IMO the stakes are too high to use this contraption on the road.
Looking at the picture, the main problem is definitely something that several trips to Byron Burgers would fix.
Hehe, we don't have that chain up here, but I'm no stranger to Greggs (cheeky git :mrgreen: )
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Re: Sinclair A-Bike

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Re: Sinclair A-Bike

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:50 am

R-Tape posting a pic of himself riding an unicycle would made my day! :lol:
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Re: Sinclair A-Bike

Post by R-Tape » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:25 pm

I tried to use the A-Bike on a proper 2 mile commute yesterday: fell off once, nearly fell off thrice. It's properly unsafe.

Still, it fits nicely in the racking on the train.
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