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FractalSquirrel 07-27-07 03:16 AM

What the heck is this thing?
 
I saw this at the Procession of the Species Parade. Looks like it would hold the largest of clydesdale without a problem. Bouncing of the frame causes the offset wheelhub to rotate.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...2/IMG_0228.jpg

What is it? Is there a name of this type of two wheeled human powered contraption?

clearwaterms 07-27-07 05:42 AM

it looks like tom is riding / driving / navigating it though

flip18436572 07-27-07 05:47 AM

It looks like his left foot is the brake.

Caincando1 07-27-07 05:49 AM

Hoosier dirt track tires... I love it!

fifthcircle 07-27-07 05:55 AM

With that size of tires, I would upgrade the brakes from Converse to at least Nike. :D

neilfein 07-27-07 06:43 AM

That is... obscene, yet fascinatingly cool. How did he propel it? I see no pedals or whatnot.

Shubox 07-27-07 07:01 AM

looks like he pushes the tire with his foot that would get very very very annoying for me

tpelle 07-27-07 07:45 AM

OP said that bouncing of the frame caused an offset linkage at the rear hub to rotate the tire.

Tom Stormcrowe 07-27-07 07:48 AM

Cool, a Frankenscooter!

Shubox 07-27-07 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tpelle (Post 4943051)
OP said that bouncing of the frame caused an offset linkage at the rear hub to rotate the tire.

Ah hah I see that now thats kinda cool!!! I want one then I can go the same speed as my wife!!!! LOL glad she doesnt read this forum :P I am kidding of course her darn Navigator 2.0 goes quicker then my 4500 at half the effort.

Pupsocket 07-27-07 10:28 AM

The eccentric rear hub will mess with the steering geometry every revolution. I'd be leery taking that thing down any steep grades. :)

Turboem1 07-27-07 11:26 AM

heres a company that makes one. They even have some videos of it in action

http://www.bikeforest.com/hulabikes.php

Nycycle 07-27-07 08:55 PM

Except for the paint I thought it was my buddy Danno's Canondale Fatty.

FractalSquirrel 07-28-07 03:43 AM

Thanks Turboem1 for the link to the video. It does show the inchworm type 'gait' that thing had when he was riding it. http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...2/IMG_0227.jpg


There were several people riding these types of bikes there like this one.

schnee 07-28-07 09:30 AM

Kangaroo bike!

Air 07-28-07 10:57 AM

Quote:

You may not get far on the HulaBike, but you'll have fun trying.
Awesome :D


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