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thetunersgroup
15-02-09, 08:12 PM
If you are old enough to remember the 70's, you'll remember the iconic "big wheel" 3 wheeler bikes.

They were low slung, easy to ride, and for many people who drift cars today were their very first introduction to learning how to slide.

For many drifters of today, learning to slide your Big Wheel while keeping the slide going and avoiding the perils of the outside rear wheel suddenly finding grip, and tipping the bike like a 3 wheeled high side was our first exploration of the limits of adhesion. It was epic fun.

If you take a Huffy Slider bike, and add helmets and speeds of 60 clicks, this is what you get ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/images/large/large787.jpg

Click here for the video ...

http://www.tunersgroup.com/TunerWire_Live/green_machine.html

- Adam

trism
15-02-09, 08:22 PM
yeah, this vid was posted a while ago i think

pretty cool

but they trikes they are using arent the green machines you showed. you can clearly see they they have normal handle bars, and the front wheel turns for opposite lock, rather than using the back wheels to control the slide

they are more like this style

http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Files/Household/Sports%20and%20Outdoor%20Living%20Products/Sports-Vehicles/Dirt-Bike/Children-Tricycle-20454479690.jpg

thetunersgroup
15-02-09, 08:27 PM
pretty cool

but they trikes they are using arent the green machines you showed. you can clearly see they they have normal handle bars, and the front wheel turns for opposite lock, rather than using the back wheels to control the slide

they are more like this style

http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Files/Household/Sports%20and%20Outdoor%20Living%20Products/Sports-Vehicles/Dirt-Bike/Children-Tricycle-20454479690.jpg

Yeah the bikes in the video are apparently huffy sliders.