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    Future bikes

    Will we all be riding one of these ?[/IMG]
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    I already do
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    How about this one?[/IMG]
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    I'd ride this.[/IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by curt in denver
    Will we all be riding one of these ?[/IMG]
    How futuristic can it be with chains, sprockets, and cable actuated brakes. Luke Skywalker would never be seen on this ride!
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    Specialized has shamed me
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    Future bikes will be chain driven and weigh under 18 lbs.
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    Dude, where do I mount my 4 panniers, trunk, HID lights, taillights, and GPS? The bicycles of the future will be made more for commuting as we peak in oil extraction.

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    That seat looks like it might hurt a bit.
    I just say something about fixies being sooo trendy right now. That is hipster kryptonite. -Anon

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    Here we go. Nice sprung saddle.
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    I just say something about fixies being sooo trendy right now. That is hipster kryptonite. -Anon

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    All I can say is......

    Gaack!! Vomit!! Puke!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curt in denver
    Will we all be riding one of these ?[/IMG]

    $25,000 Bicycle, $2.00 an hour mechanic, lookit the chain

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    Might as well just go with this:


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    The first looked plausible, though maybe not practical. The others seemed to lack cabling and such. Or is it all wireless?

    I thought the bike of the future would have a holographic projector, so that you would appear to be a Mac truck to other vehicles.
    Cars kill 45,000 Americans every year.
    This is like losing a war every year, except without the parades.

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    The future [not to mention the present] sucks!
    I'll keep my 40s/50s/60s thank you.

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    A little something to keep the Cagers in line.[/IMG]
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS
    The first looked plausible, though maybe not practical. The others seemed to lack cabling and such.
    Could be chainless, ie. shaft drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker
    Could be chainless, ie. shaft drive.
    But I was noting the absence of cables for brakes and shifting. But I'd sooner guess that these (#2 and #3) are non-functional prototypes or design projects.
    Cars kill 45,000 Americans every year.
    This is like losing a war every year, except without the parades.

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    I think that at some point we will and I'm thinking this decade.

    I think that the next big change in bicycles will be thermo-plastics. Designers are still looking for the right combination of frame design and material but, once they get it right, injection molded bicycle frames are going to be unbelieveably cheap to produce.

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    i always love when these old pics get drug out.

    there will not be any major change in the bicycles most of us ride until the UCI opens up the rules a bit:


    Quote Originally Posted by UCI rules
    Definition
    The bicycle is a vehicle with two wheels of equal diameter. The front wheel shall be steerable; the rear wheel shall be driven through a system comprising pedals and a chain.
    ...

    Position
    The rider shall normally assume a sitting position on the bicycle. This position requires that he be supported solely by the pedals, the saddle and the handlebar.
    ...

    Propulsion
    The bicycle shall be propelled solely, through a chainset, by the legs moving in a circular movement.
    ...

    Configuration
    (T)he frame of the bicycle shall be of a traditional pattern, i.e. built around a main triangle. It shall be constructed of straight or tapered tubular elements (which may be round, oval, flattened, teardrop shaped or otherwise in cross-section) such that the form of each element encloses a straight line. The elements of the frame shall be laid out such that the joining points shall follow the following pattern: the top tube (1) connects the top of the head tube (2) to the top of the seat tube (4); the seat tube (from which the seat post shall extend) shall connect to the bottom bracket shell; the down tube (3) shall connect the bottom bracket shell to the bottom of the head tube. The rear triangles shall be formed by the chain stays (6), the seat stays (5) and the seat tube (4) with the seat stays anchored to the seat tube at points falling within the limits laid down for the slope of the top tube.
    ...

    Any device, added or blended into the structure, that is destined to decrease, or which has the effect of decreasing, resistance to air penetration or artificially to accelerate propulsion, such as a protective screen, fuselage form of fairing or the like, shall be prohibited.
    so i don't really think we're going to see anything wild anytime soon.

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    Yeah, those "Specialized" pics have been around for a couple years.

    Not really a hoax as such because I don't htink the guy who made them expected them to be taken as spy photos (a they were by many), but just some messing around that he was doing in his free time.

    I DO think they need to relax a lot of those UCI rules, though....stifling innovation is no way to help the world.

    Then again, it would be difficult for me to care less about racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS
    But I was noting the absence of cables for brakes and shifting. But I'd sooner guess that these (#2 and #3) are non-functional prototypes or design projects.

    There's already a thread on the new DA shifters, take a look.

    Wireless brakes are next. Imagine hacking your competitors' brake codes and locking up their rear wheels!

    I think the idea of those bikes were rim-drive, not shaft drive. Even more future-y!
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    Quote Originally Posted by banzai_f16
    Might as well just go with this:


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