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    A cycle (didn't say bike) with no seat?

    And the winner for the worst invention of the year is -
    http://www.gizmag.com/fliz-bike-walking-cycling/23882/
    Wonder how it handles a fast decent and foot in spokes at any speed.
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    Not something you would see me using. I might as well just walk and save the money.
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    Looks as if it wouldn't be too hard to stick a foot into the rear wheel.
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    A solution for which there is no problem.

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    Solves the question of "what kind of saddle do I need?"

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    Let's see the video of him climbing a 4% grade, much less 6.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    There are a couple of similar contraptions being used locally. One fellow who weighed in at nearly 500 pounds used it to introduce a small amount of movement into his life. He was so heavy that he couldn't even walk. I haven't heard how successful this physical therapy has been, but it was apparent that he was enjoying moving under his own power for the first time in years.

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    The original bicycle conveyance was called a Velocipede . . .
    It had no pedals.
    Back to the future???

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    The original bicycle conveyance was called a Velocipede . . .
    It had no pedals.
    Back to the future???
    And it was invented in response to a dramatic two-year run-up in the price of the primary fuel used for transportation. That is to say, there were consecutive years of poor grain yields so the horses were getting a bit lean. I wonder how expensive gasoline would have to get in order to get significant numbers of Americans to use a bicycle for transportation these days. Maybe we'll find out soon.

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    And people complain about bicycle seats being uncomfortable. Check out the critical junction of that harness.
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    Might be fun to jog in... Less stress on the knees and probably a lot of fun on the decents.
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    Just saw something like this on the bike path here yesterday.

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    Nostalgic? There are people around who are nostalgic for 1817?

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    What a hideous product.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    just goes to show you that stupid is not dead.
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