Bike lift...

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[XAP]Bob
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Bike lift...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Dec 2014, 7:25pm

A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Bike lift...

Postby gaz » 16 Dec 2014, 7:43pm

Surely one for 1st of April :?:
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Re: Bike lift...

Postby manybikes » 16 Dec 2014, 7:44pm

Just imagine the health & safety brigade in UK. Could never happen here because cars would be parked on it :lol:

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Re: Bike lift...

Postby Elizabethsdad » 16 Dec 2014, 9:25pm

Not sure about worlds first - I am sure I saw a picture of this system in a copy of Cyclepedia back in the 90's being used in San Francisco.

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Re: Bike lift...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 Dec 2014, 10:02pm

It was installed in 93 I think
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Bike lift...

Postby karlt » 17 Dec 2014, 8:36pm

There is no "Health and Safety Brigade" - they're an invention of the Daily Mail.

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Re: Bike lift...

Postby GrumpyGit » 18 Dec 2014, 4:20pm

manybikes wrote:Just imagine the health & safety brigade in UK. Could never happen here because cars would be parked on it :lol:


You took the words right out of my mouth! Nice idea though, I could think of a few locations for one round here. Highgate Hill, Crouch Hill and Muswell Hill for starters. I find good brakes are essential for descending any of those three.
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Re: Bike lift...

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Dec 2014, 12:13pm

There is something like this in Stuttgart, a rack railway that goes up a hill (200 m climb) and takes cycles without charge. Unfortunately cycles are only taken on the up journey, one must ride back down the hill.
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