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Old 12-28-09, 02:53 AM   #1
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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...


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Old 12-28-09, 06:35 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-29-09, 10:34 AM   #3
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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.
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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Old 12-30-09, 12:31 AM   #4
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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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