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    Rhapsodic Laviathan
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    Has anyone sern this?

    I know its not a bike but iy gives me ideas.
    http://www.zike.net/
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
    I know its not a bike but iy gives me ideas.
    http://www.zike.net/
    Yes, we've seen it
    it is a modern remake of a very old design;

    lookup 'treadle bicycle'
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treadle_bicycle
    they are obsolete as of the invention of chain drives,

    also see the 'Alenax bike' for a past failed attempt at revival of the concept:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/brandt/alenax.html
    i doubt this new product will fare much better in the long run

    p.s. check your spelling
    Last edited by xenologer; 01-15-13 at 04:20 AM.

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    Rhapsodic Laviathan
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    Ive got big hands and a little smartphone. Lol
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

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    It's Anti-Aero.
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    Rhapsodic Laviathan
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    I think I might get one. They are listed for 50$ so not a real loss. They arent trying to reinvent the wheel or anything. Just a fun alternative RV. Like the Whrrf or the Trikke, or those castor-wheeled vehicles. When I first saw it, i could think of some more bike like modifications.
    The speed is break neck, faster than a high speed dual cassette tape deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax Rhapsody View Post
    I think I might get one. They are listed for 50$ so not a real loss. They arent trying to reinvent the wheel or anything. Just a fun alternative RV. Like the Whrrf or the Trikke, or those castor-wheeled vehicles. When I first saw it, i could think of some more bike like modifications.
    Check the descriptions. Only one model there isn't described as being specifically for kids. Not saying you can't think young - just thought I'd mention it.

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