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Old 12-10-03, 12:25 AM   #1
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Here's a different idea for a chainless bike.

Much lighter and simpler than a driveshaft.

http://www.bikeforest.com/hularent.html

From the website:

"The hula bike is another hand-built creation from the Bicycle Forest. Instead of a conventional drivetrain, the hula bike uses an eccentrically laced rear wheel. Because the hub is offset from the centre of the rim, the bike can be propelled by hopping up and down with the right rhythm. "
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Old 12-10-03, 12:30 AM   #2
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I like that..... only in theory...
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That would get very sore on your legs very quicky...
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Old 12-10-03, 08:20 AM   #4
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hahaha.. sounds really funny
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Old 12-10-03, 08:25 AM   #5
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I've seen these at the beach. They hit terminal velocity at a pretty low speed but look fun to ride.
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It seems like a more natural approach would be to have your legs counteracting each other as opposed to working both legs (hopping) in the same direction @ the same time. Although, I'd try one out!
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Can you say backpain?
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Way too much work. And what happens when you want to take a break?

Riding: jmp, jmp, jmp, jmp.

Break: uh, uh, uh, uh.
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