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Old 08-29-12, 03:40 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-29-12, 03:51 PM   #2
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If you want a seat go back to 1817
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Old 08-29-12, 04:23 PM   #3
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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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Old 08-29-12, 04:49 PM   #4
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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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Old 08-29-12, 04:52 PM   #5
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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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Old 08-29-12, 05:04 PM   #7
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Let's see the video of him climbing a 4% grade, much less 6.
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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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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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Old 08-30-12, 05:36 AM   #13
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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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Old 08-30-12, 07:21 AM   #16
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What a hideous product.
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just goes to show you that stupid is not dead.
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