View Poll Results: Which would have been your prefered ride?

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  • Big Wheel

    14 60.87%
  • Green Machine

    9 39.13%
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Thread: Big Wheel or Green Machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    Damn, I didn't realize how old these were until now
    HA!! can't be that old - i swear they used a gopro in that commercial

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    Big wheel is for all ages.


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    Definitely big wheel!

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    I never got to ride either one. I was too big and too old when they were out.

    I like the design of the Green Machine more than the Big Wheel.

    I remember seeing Big Wheels set out for the trash all the time. The front wheel half ground off from doing powerslides.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB
    We had the big wheels, we could never keep the front wheels from splitting in half
    That's because you we're too hard on the throttle!

    I was a big wheel guy growing up. Unfortunately, I was too old/big for the green machine when they hit the market. I sure was jealous of that green machine. Rear steering, come on that is badass!
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    How about some trike drifting?


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    Nothing beat the big wheel 180 turn or the ever so awesome occasional 360. I think I went through 2 or 3 BW in the early-mid eighties.

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    Geez, I'm feelin' old. My son had a Big Wheel but I never heard of The Green Machine. A little Internet research tells me it came out in '68. Voted for Greenie 'cause it's different. Looks like Greenie fans are gettin' our butts kicked.
    Had to edit this post after I watched the commercial for The Green Machine. It had the words "some assembly required" in it. No matter how good a mechanic you are those three words always strike fear into the hearts of parents.
    Last edited by Linebacker; 11-17-2012 at 05:17 PM.

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    wow those videos are insane!!! i picked the green machine. i didnt have either, but i remember the green machine.
    im still trying to get over the drifting guy on the big wheel barefoot in that one video!!!

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    I rode my big wheel everywhere. Would have preferred to have a green machine but my parents couldn't afford it.

    I remember my Big wheel didn't even have the main part of the wheel left on it. All it had was the sidewalls.

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