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    Bikezilla


    This is Bikezilla; seven seats, six wheels, plus a trailer with two more seats.

    This is how it looked when it was rescued from the shelf...


    Hub gears and suspension seemed a good idea...


    Check out the site for more.

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    That's really cool.

    Suggestion on the LED spoke-display system: Check how well it operates at SLOW speeds. I assume that Bikezilla is normally operated at slower speeds, especially in parades, and the spoke display may be too jerky at those speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    That's really cool.

    Suggestion on the LED spoke-display system: Check how well it operates at SLOW speeds. I assume that Bikezilla is normally operated at slower speeds, especially in parades, and the spoke display may be too jerky at those speeds.
    Well, parades are usually a stop and go affair so the led spokes may be a wash. What we do to keep moving in a parade is that everyone rides in circles. I'm not sure that could be done with bikezilla though.

    It's an insanely cool bike though.
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    The minimum speed for the POV LEDs is determined by the number of light spokes you have... IIRC, four is good for down to 10-15km/h

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    Bikezilla at Melbourne's Moomba parade yesterday:






    I posted a thread on those vintage bikes you can see in the first pic, too.

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