Drive the Bicycle.
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Three-speed modified for comfort.
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-- It is not in God's name, it is in the "Flat-foot" name This seat modification is for the benefit of my 65-year-old butt. Flat-foot bikes allow the rider seated on the bike to pedal with the feet slightly forward, providing good leg extension, while being able to plant the other foot flat on the ground. A local garage-based bike mechanic did the work with his mig welder. I really like the result and think it is right for the Alt Bike Culture forum.
"The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well." Ivan Illich ('Energy and Equity')1974