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Old 01-29-07, 07:05 PM   #1
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Good lord, wtf is this?

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Old 01-29-07, 07:11 PM   #2
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Someone trying to fix a problem the hard way.
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Great video. Remember the olden days when everyone rode horses for leisure? This guy should have tried a Brooks saddle before going through all that trouble.
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It reminds me of the Powerloader from Aliens.
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"Share the road with hyperbikes". Right. Why isn't it a tricycle? Does the third wheel not count because it's not always touching the road?
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Old 01-29-07, 08:01 PM   #6
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I'll buy it when he climbs alps de huez on that thing.
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wow, imagine one of those things clogging the weekend crowd on the MUP- its like a rabid transformer!

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Nooo! He's eliminated the only good thing about dicycles, the runaway hamster wheel effect!
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Wow that's strange. But after all, any cyclist will tell you the worst thing about bicycling is the seat. I mean, these seats are torture!
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Old 01-29-07, 08:56 PM   #12
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One set of 170mm cranks for me and two pair of 40mm cranks for Bailey?

Never mind.........I honestly think it's too tall to get into my garage.
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I will have to show this to some of my VC buddies. This must get funded.
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I heard that thing about the seat... and if that is such a big deal... well, there are always 'bents.

It looks interesting, but I have no clue how I would transport what looks to me like a power loader from Aliens 2 in a normal vehicle.
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I'm not sure I'd trust a 4 spoke wheel
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LOL.. that thing is a death trap.

Click on the "more information" link, it's supposed to be geared 4:1 so you can go up to 50mph...
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LOL.. that thing is a death trap.

Click on the "more information" link, it's supposed to be geared 4:1 so you can go up to 50mph...
I just did that. ....it is too tall to get in my garage. It needs almost as much room as my car to store it.

All that can be wrong with a human powered vehicle, or an exercise machine, is wrong with this thing. And more.

50 mph = I have a nice bridge for sale. It 's near you. I'll give you a good deal.

"Three prototypes and looking for a partner". = I ran out of money and need more stuff to play with.

His wife is gonna be pissed when she finds out he spent his entire trust fund on three of those things.
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I haven't even followed the link, I just love any thread titled "Good lord, wtf is this?"
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Looks more like a kinetic sculpture than a viable means of transportation.
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I'll buy it when he climbs alps de huez on that thing.
Imagine when he gets to tired to finish the climb and rolls all the way back to the bottom....LoL
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It reminds me of the Powerloader from Aliens.
Heh. Is it wrong that I want to see a bunch of these giant bikes battle it out in some kind of arena with flamethrowers and machine guns and big spikey balls?
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Imagine when he gets to tired to finish the climb and rolls all the way back to the bottom....LoL
I just realized what will happen if that thing gets going too fast backwards, downhill. !!

If you slam on the brakes too hard, the whole thing will flip over backwards. The front wheel will go up over the top and now be on the other side. You will be upside down. Really !

No wonder they stopped making those the first time, around the turn of the century.
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What's up with the duct tape repair on the wheels?

I mean, I like duct tape too, but come on!

This stability is reinforced by both the frames' broad base, formed by the canted wheels, and by the power of the centrifugal force of the spinning wheels, pushing down on the road

Where did this guy learn physics?

The conventional bicycle is unstable and dangerous on the road.

So that's why we fall down ten times during a ride?

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Hmm...sorry, I don't see this fitting into the back of my SUV

2) TURBINES in place of or paired with brakes will transform friction from stopping into electricity stored in cells to be used at crucial points as when restarting a hill ascent.

Turbines??? Powered by...I thought we were using MUSCLE power, here!

I could go on, but I have to get back to the real world.

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