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Old 07-27-07, 03:05 PM   #1
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Way Cool multi-wheeled arctic bike

I love* this.

http://www.m-gineering.nl/indexg.htm

Oops... you have to click on Arctic Bike under the main photo.
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Wow...interesting concept...I'll bet the extra rolling resistance, though, would make it a bit more work to ride.

I noticed a link to some online software where you can plug in measurements and get bike fit too...that sounds really cool. I may have to play with that a bit.
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Plus, it must weigh a ton*. I just love that someone made it and is going to use it.
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Plus, it must weigh a ton*. I just love that someone made it and is going to use it.
Yeah....I think its cool that somebody thought of it and actually did it. That is awesome.
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Yeah....I think its cool that somebody thought of it and actually did it. That is awesome.
Cool idea, I would have gone with an internal gear hub though, often in slushy weather, you get slush thrown up on the cassette, and then it freezes in place, meaning you essentially have a fixed gear until it thaws out.
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!!!!! Good point!!!! I'll bet there's a reason they did that, though. I wonder what it was?
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!!!!! Good point!!!! I'll bet there's a reason they did that, though. I wonder what it was?
Floating over snow during the Iditarod Invitational or the Susitna 100 Arctic winter bicycle races.
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Floating over snow during the Iditarod Invitational or the Susitna 100 Arctic winter bicycle races.
+1 This was originally from years ago (10-15 years). But the original version I remember seeing pictured in VeloNews wasn't as nearly well designed.
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Hey Tom - remember one our first conversations was to build something like that to go to the South Pole. Now someone did the work for us!
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Old 07-28-07, 11:38 AM   #11
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Hey Tom - remember one our first conversations was to build something like that to go to the South Pole. Now someone did the work for us!
Yep, I see that! That was a fun discussion....strictly a theoretical conversation though, unless I can organize a Clyde Ride for it?
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Wildfire Designs sells a slightly saner fat-tired bike for snow and sand. See http://www.wildfirecycles.com/fatbikes.html. Looks like fun!
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There's also the Surly Pugsley
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Only works when there's snow though . The last few years the race has been started further and further away from the traditional start because of lack of snow...

My counterpart in Anchorage sends me clippings every day whilst the Iditarod is being run .

Back to the Arctic Bike--does this work better at keeping my knees off the icy tarmac than my regular road bike?

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A friend in SoCal made a similiar bike for use in dry, soft sand. Worked fine with a 3 gear-inch low.
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Only works when there's snow though . The last few years the race has been started further and further away from the traditional start because of lack of snow...

My counterpart in Anchorage sends me clippings every day whilst the Iditarod is being run .

Back to the Arctic Bike--does this work better at keeping my knees off the icy tarmac than my regular road bike?

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You'd need studded tires for ice...
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mmmmmmm. There's a pugsly on Mpls Craigslist right now, frame only for $350. Too big for me, though. The tires and wheels are expensive, and then there's the rest of the components, so you'd have to be a serious winter rider. Looks like the recommended tires for snow aren't studded, or maybe I just cant see the studs.

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mmmmmmm. There's a pugsly on Mpls Craigslist right now, frame only for $350. Too big for me, though. The tires and wheels are expensive, and then there's the rest of the components, so you'd have to be a serious winter rider. Looks like the recommended tires for snow aren't studded, or maybe I just cant see the studs.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/378071159.html
Snow or snowpack don't really require studs, but Ice does.
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Yes, but it's only icy a few times a year--not really worth having studded tyres where I am. Although, admittedly, it was icier, and for longer, than it has been.

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