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Offline JennyLeez

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The Why Question - Test your Wisdom
« on: October 09, 2020, 02:28:24 PM »
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Why do men's bicycles have crossbars?



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Re: The Why Question - Test your Wisdom
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 05:55:20 PM »
'Cos that's how they were first designed for strength & stability. Later it was removed for the ladies and their long skirts and as they were more refined and genteel the bicycle didn't need to be as strong.
I guess once the bikes without crossbars became associated with "the girls", the boys didn't want to be seen dead on them, so the crossbar has remained the blokes choice, and then it comes down to what sells ....................
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Re: The Why Question - Test your Wisdom
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 06:00:32 PM »
Methinks it to do with wight men are heaver.

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Re: The Why Question - Test your Wisdom
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 04:35:35 AM »
One vote for tonyc  :D

Edit: Plus it was unseemly for ladies to sit astride anything  C:-)
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Re: The Why Question - Test your Wisdom
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 10:39:43 PM »
Not only that @beteljuice  imagine getting on and off the bike in a mini skirt :)


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Re: The Why Question - Test your Wisdom
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 03:36:22 AM »
@JennyLeez

... Luckily I'm old enough to remember it ...

Ah, the good old days  :o

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Re: The Why Question - Test your Wisdom
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 06:22:07 PM »
I have never seen a happy bar (So close to a blokes nether bits!)
Also, from experience, it is to provide a painful lesson when your out of the saddle giving it some grunt & a foot slips off the pedal.
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