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    The future of bikes?


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    Nice looking by not practical.

    Bikes are all about the practical.
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    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tightwad View Post
    Nice looking by not practical.

    Bikes are all about the practical.
    I agree.

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    Talk about unnecessary friction

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    Trek had a similar frame design. This just updates it with hubless wheels. Tweak the riding position and add drops,and it would prolly be a good racing machine.

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    I'm waiting for the fixie crowd to start riding slackchain four speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
    I'm waiting for the fixie crowd to start riding slackchain four speeds.
    what is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianSullivan View Post
    As my wife pointed out, and I agree… can you imagine what would happen if you picked up a little stone, or even a leaf, and it got jammed in the front wheel at the contact point of the rim, tire, and wheel guides… loads of high side fun.

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    Maybe this will be the bike of the future:



    It is a Utility Bike, a semi recumbent, and the cargo box is shaped like a spoiler on a diesel truck, which gives improved aerodynamics.

    I say the bike of the future, because the world obviously isn't ready for a bike like this yet.



    My Daughter Mellisa designed this bike, and before you start bashing it, I want to mention that I sold this bike at a one-thousand dollar profit, and it was the #1 Google result for "Ladies Bicycle" (two words) for most of 2005 and 2006.

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    The biggest obstacle to bicycle riding is wind resistance. As soon as you reach a certain speed, you're constantly fighting against the wind. Aerodynamics will be a good first step towards the 'bike of the future'.

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    This is almost as functional:

    http://tinyurl.com/5u8kk7
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    I like the Innervison bike better, because its practical, especially as an extremely cheap beater or commute bike.

    The Nulla bike has one issue... where are the brakes? If it had coaster brakes, wouldn't extreme stopping strip the plastic gears? Nice concept, but not really practical. I'll take the recycled bike prototype over it, as that would be far more usable for me.

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    slackchain bike is a bike run with a slack chain to allow finger shifting without a derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    Nice looking by not practical.

    Bikes are all about the practical.
    I agree.

    Also, it looks like you would be pretty screwed if the wheels got the least bit out of true...

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    I don't foresee bikes changing much.

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