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Old 11-13-08, 07:14 PM   #1
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Eccentric Bikes

I ran across this one and it completely intrigued me; http://www.salsacycles.com/fargoComp09.html

Have you seen anything unusual?
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Old 11-13-08, 11:53 PM   #2
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I ran across this one and it completely intrigued me; http://www.salsacycles.com/fargoComp09.html

Have you seen anything unusual?
Looks pretty normal to me. What do you think of a Challenge NME?
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Old 11-13-08, 11:57 PM   #3
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How about eccentric wheels?

http://www.billmouldwheels.com/testimonials.html#funky
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Old 11-14-08, 12:21 AM   #4
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Looks ok to me
mountain bike frames are useful to convert for commuting or touring
they're solid and tend to have a more upright (comfortable) riding position than a road racer...
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Every once in a while, I like to check out this thread: Pics of your "alt bike(s)"?

Some seriously cool and unusual bikes in there.
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Old 11-14-08, 08:29 AM   #7
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Looks pretty normal to me. What do you think of a Challenge NME?
I don't get how that thing steers? I looks like the front wheel moves independently of the arm that the pedals are on (which looks fixed). How does the chain keep aligned when turning? Or what am I missing?
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Old 11-14-08, 02:22 PM   #8
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I don't get how that thing steers? I looks like the front wheel moves independently of the arm that the pedals are on (which looks fixed). How does the chain keep aligned when turning? Or what am I missing?
The crank mounting arm turns with the front wheel. That is why it is limited to use on tracks without sharp bends.
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Old 11-14-08, 05:59 PM   #9
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The crank mounting arm turns with the front wheel. That is why it is limited to use on tracks without sharp bends.
The crank mounting arm does NOT turn with the front wheel.

The front wheel turns independent of everything else relying on the chain twisting.

Remember the wheel only turns a very small amount for high speed cornering.
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OK, how about an unusual take on a composite frame?

http://www.renovobikes.com/the-renovo-bicycle/
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