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bsmith
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I'm not sure if this is the place to ask but does anyone know where I can find wide Bicycle cards?


Thanks in advance
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Wide Bicycles? Do you mean Poker size or Jumbo and where are you based?
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Wide poker sized cards. About 1/16th of an inch wider than standard Bicycles. I am based out of NYC, Phila, and LA.
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Hi Robertson

I've never heard of these, are they only available in the US, where are they used?

Al.
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There are many poker-sized decks available with the extra width, just not Bicycles. These decks usually have an advertisment theme or a large index.


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You can get small bikes... these are about a 1/16th of an inch smaller on all sides. If you use the whole deck then put in one regular card you will have a wide card.
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Thanks for the info, guys. Big Al Jnr, there are some effects in Jinx which use a wide card. I have never heard of wide Bikes, but as Dr. Zordas said there are other decks available with wide cards. It was wishfull thinking on my part for Bicycles.

I tried a few things from smashing the ends with a hammer to make it wider, to cutting every card short. They both provided unfavorable results.

Nick 23, where can I get small bikes? I know there are certain decks (a mirage deck?) with 26 thin cards but I believe every thin card is the same. Is there a regular deck in which all of the cards are different?


Thanks again.
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You can clamp a deck and use a belt sander to take off a consistent amount. Just do both sides the same to avoid a thin border on one side.

Or you may email US Playing Card Co.
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Would bridge size bikes work with a poker size bike?
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Bride size vs. Poker size does not work for THAT.
It is a "bit" more than just a 1/16" variation.
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On 2004-11-05 00:57, Robertson wrote:

Nick 23, where can I get small bikes?



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