petroglyph
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November 1st, 2014 at 5:34:53 PM permalink
Does anyone know why the frame on a boys versus girls bike seems reversed?

Any guy that has landed on that terrible bar between the seat and the handle bars has had to of asked this question?

What kind of sadist came up with something like that and why?
LoquaciousMoFW
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November 1st, 2014 at 5:37:30 PM permalink
So girls could remain ladylike while riding in skirts.
rainman
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November 1st, 2014 at 5:43:25 PM permalink
Strength, the design on girls bikes won't take the abuse of the heavier males jumping them etc...
EvenBob
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November 1st, 2014 at 5:56:24 PM permalink
In the days when bikes were invented, women
did not wear pants. They could not swing their
leg over the seat, so they removed the bar
and they could swing their leg across.
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petroglyph
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November 1st, 2014 at 6:11:57 PM permalink
I would rather wear a skirt than land on that bar again
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November 1st, 2014 at 7:46:35 PM permalink
both answers above are correct. I believe that woman who race use a boys bike. Also I saw a youtube video once that said the lower bar made it so the handlebars were closer to them.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/423271-why-do-girls-bikes-have-a-lower-bar/
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Sonuvabish
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November 1st, 2014 at 8:05:13 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

In the days when bikes were invented, women
did not wear pants. They could not swing their
leg over the seat, so they removed the bar
and they could swing their leg across.



Women not wearing pants? What's the catch?
Buzzard
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November 1st, 2014 at 9:45:09 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

I would rather wear a skirt than land on that bar again




Land on it too often, and you will be wearing a skirt !
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Ayecarumba
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November 3rd, 2014 at 10:15:36 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

I would rather wear a skirt than land on that bar again



I wonder what the bike shoppes in Scotland carried back in the day?
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petroglyph
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November 3rd, 2014 at 10:19:39 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I wonder what the bike shoppes in Scotland carried back in the day?



Probably ice,,,,,,and whiskey?

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