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Old 07-27-08, 07:39 PM   #1
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"forkless" cruiser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qiR7E3dpjk

stop me if you've seen this before
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Old 07-27-08, 08:10 PM   #2
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I've seen ones like it, but not that particular one, looks needlessly complicated and fun to ride.
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Old 07-27-08, 10:11 PM   #3
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Pretty neat idea. I have seen the single-sided fork idea seriously proposed as the next great improvement in bicycles. Main advantage is it lets you dismount a tire without taking the wheel off; gets you one step closer to changing a tire like on a car. Disadvantage is that it's inherently heavier. On a car, the extra few pounds don't matter, but on a bike, that's a killer.
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I've never changed a car tire without taking the wheel off first



Cool freakin bike.... My question is does the handlebars translate the turning to the front wheel or is it a lean only kinda thing?
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On a bike, most riders fix their own flats, and this would let you do it without taking the wheel off, is the point. I'm not saying this is an overriding concern, but it would simplify fixing a rear flat (which is where I've had 90% of my flats).

It looks like the handlebars do in fact translate the turning to the front wheel. One of those bars is the linkage to the steering, the other is the support for the front.
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Oh my, - that is just soooooooo beautifully elegant
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Seen this design before on a crazy motorcycle.

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yeah I just ran across it, his **** is rad!

http://www.ollierkkila.com/
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Some designs that I would have never even imagined....guess my imagination is not 'way out there'... these are totally radical, and beautiful.
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is that a harley 45
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On a bike, most riders fix their own flats, and this would let you do it without taking the wheel off, is the point. I'm not saying this is an overriding concern, but it would simplify fixing a rear flat (which is where I've had 90% of my flats).

It looks like the handlebars do in fact translate the turning to the front wheel. One of those bars is the linkage to the steering, the other is the support for the front.
Wouldn't a single sided fork only help with flats on the front wheel, though?
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If you look at the video, the rear is done that way, too. So it's not a fork, but still a single-sided attachment.

Right at the first of the video, you can see the "steering knuckle" that pivots the wheel.
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holy **** thats hot any close up pics?
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that bike is dead sexy. Think I just got some bad ideas running through my head now.
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Just noticed these folders use a 1-sided arrangement. Doesn't get rid of the fork, but it's now a 1-sided fork:
http://www.strida.us/
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Just noticed these folders use a 1-sided arrangement. Doesn't get rid of the fork, but it's now a 1-sided fork:
http://www.strida.us/
Look up the cannondale lefty.
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is that a harley 45
I believe so. Looks like an old flathead to me. (Triumph guy here, so may be wrong).
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I'm thinking that may be a Indian powerplant.

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I'm thinking that may be a Indian powerplant.

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Upon closer inspection, I believe that you are correct
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