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You Don't Have to be in the Tour De France to Appreciate These Bikes

 - Jul 9, 2009   Updated: Apr 27 2011
With the 23-day Tour de France annual bicycle race taking place, everyone has got cycling on their minds. While the contestants may be professional and seasoned riders, you don't have to be to appreciate these amazing bicycles.

Take a look through the gallery for 26 bikes that will leave those participating in the Tour de France drooling.

Implications - You'll be able to race around your own neighborhood in style pedaling one of these hardcore bicycles. From crazy customized bikes to folding backpack bikes, these features might get you in the mood to become a potential Tour de France competitor or watcher. You'd be the envy of all your friends if you owned one of these bikes.