Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Bike Junkie
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    238
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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. "

  2. #2
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like that..... only in theory...
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  3. #3
    Crazy lady Zub Zub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Dannevirke, New Zealand (Middle of Nowhere)
    Posts
    283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That would get very sore on your legs very quicky...

  4. #4
    It tastes like burning! deliriou5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    SOUTH Jersey
    Posts
    1,014
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hahaha.. sounds really funny
    The only true knowledge is knowing that you know nothing - Socrates

    Back on the bike!!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    771
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've seen these at the beach. They hit terminal velocity at a pretty low speed but look fun to ride.

  6. #6
    bac
    bac is offline
    Senior Member bac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    Too many to list!
    Posts
    7,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!

  7. #7
    -RiDe On- Jay_2004's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    1 Supercycle Hoolagan ...(i need a new bike as you can see)
    Posts
    168
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Can you say backpain?
    RiDe-On
    Bikes are good friends...

  8. #8
    Yes that's Me lamajo25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Payson AZ
    Posts
    260
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Way too much work. And what happens when you want to take a break?

    Riding: jmp, jmp, jmp, jmp.

    Break: uh, uh, uh, uh.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •