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Old 08-08-08, 07:34 AM   #1
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The future of bikes?

Stunning Italian design:

http://www.tuvie.com/nulla-minimalis...h-bike-concept
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Old 08-08-08, 08:25 AM   #2
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Nice looking by not practical.

Bikes are all about the practical.
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Old 08-08-08, 08:30 AM   #3
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Nice looking by not practical.

Bikes are all about the practical.
I agree.
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Old 08-08-08, 08:35 AM   #4
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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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Old 08-08-08, 11:24 AM   #6
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I'm waiting for the fixie crowd to start riding slackchain four speeds.
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Not so stunning...

http://gizmodo.com/5034721/innervisi...-re+bicyclable
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I'm waiting for the fixie crowd to start riding slackchain four speeds.
what is that?
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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.



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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
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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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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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Old 08-09-08, 08:38 PM   #16
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I don't foresee bikes changing much.
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