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For Once, Going Over the Handlebars Is a Good Thing

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Oct 23, 2007 5:17PM


Behold the coolest trick bike...ever? Chicagoist spotted Travis D riding this bike down the street on Saturday, and we couldn't help ourselves: What's up with crazy bike, we asked? He told us it was a custom mod so he could do flips. Curiosity swept over us, and we begged for a demonstration. Like any street performer, Travis requested a modest fee, and we happily complied. He strapped himself into his contraption—which took him 120 hours to build, he says—and told us to walk down the block a little. Then he rode by us and flipped forward in one smooth, graceful motion. Totally wild. Another two pics of the crazybike after the jump.



We met Travis near Milwaukee/Damen/North, and we're guessing you, too, can spot him around there.

Photos by Olivia Leigh