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Old 09-18-12, 06:09 PM   #1
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Unusual Small Wheel Bike

rowbike.com 7 speed, looks like 20" wheels.
http://bellingham.craigslist.org/bik/3281049678.html
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Old 09-18-12, 06:11 PM   #2
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Now that's a winner!!!
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Old 09-18-12, 07:50 PM   #3
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It reminds me so much of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hmVQc91yVE

Not all ideas are good.
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Old 09-19-12, 03:28 AM   #4
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Not really the same. The treadmill bike is a wonderful practical joke (yet they obviously built one!) but the row bike makes some sense. Erg rowing (eg concept 2) is about the most boring thing on earth, so another way to do rowing training away from the water has some appeal. When I was trying to get some training in before work, it involved arranging to meet someone for safety, cycling to the club, unlocking the boat house, getting the boat out, locking the boat house, getting the boat on the water, rowing <yay!>, getting the boat out of the water again, unlocking club house, washing boat, putting everything away again, showering to get the river water off, locking the boat house and securing the club house, cycling to work and perhaps another shower there.

And then there was the day we spent an hour waiting for the RSPCA to come rescue the poor lost porpoise that beached itself near us. Poor little guy didn't make it, either

A simple way to do rowing specific exercise on my commute has a genuine appeal (no, I'm not buying one: how would you make a turn going up hill?)

Now, if I was concentrating on running, how would I reproduce a treadmill exercise on the roads? Hmm, quite a conundrum
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Old 09-19-12, 06:22 AM   #5
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I have a scull rower at home, but suffice it to say I ride my bike with more zest than I ever did row. But, my upper back & shoulders were getting diesel!!!

Still, as novel as this thing is, you'd be killed a block from home where I live.
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Old 09-20-12, 06:27 PM   #6
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My friend, whom loves unusual bikes had a row bike. I have ridden it a few times. As described above it is an exercise machine more than a means of transportation. They defiantly take a bit of getting used to. He brought this beast to work one day and we gathered in the parking lot and took turns trying to ride it. Only about half the people could even get going.

He brought it semi-regularly for our lunch time group ride and I took a few turns on it. It is a work out and it seems you carry no momentum slowing with each stroke. The incarnation in your link looks like an improved design (in theory) with the smaller higher pressure tires and lower CG.
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