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Old 03-23-14, 08:54 AM   #1
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Introducing the Halfbike!

This looks kind of fun...

[video=youtube;uSO8AJBYLRU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSO8AJBYLRU[/video]

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Halfbike | a new kind of personal vehicle that brings joy back to urban mobility
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Old 03-23-14, 09:18 AM   #2
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I can come up with far more interesting ways to spend $900 for "fun".
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Old 03-23-14, 09:36 AM   #3
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Old 03-23-14, 09:43 AM   #4
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Old 03-23-14, 09:50 AM   #5
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It was a good joke right up until the kickstarter pitch.
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Old 03-23-14, 12:05 PM   #6
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Now that looks like a workout!! do a half hour on that thing and you're done,, good leg work excercise,,,
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Old 03-24-14, 05:42 AM   #7
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How do you haul your shopping and can you put fenders on it?
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Old 03-24-14, 11:54 AM   #8
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I can stand up and pedal for maybe a mile then need to sit back down, so not a good choice for me.
The endo possibilities seem to be right up there with penny-farthing bicycles.
The skateboard wheels on rear has been done with a unicycle front.
The seatless thing is done with trials bikes, but for different reasons. (Although, I'm not sure what the reason for omitting seat and handlebars is...what do you gain by doing that?)
Impaling yourself on the shaft would seem to be a hazard.
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Old 03-24-14, 06:33 PM   #9
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Well I guess if you add all that then you would'nt be able to call it half a bike, it would have to be a Tricycle?
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Old 03-24-14, 07:36 PM   #10
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Looks like a thigh burner.
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Old 03-24-14, 07:52 PM   #11
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Old 03-24-14, 08:10 PM   #12
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No seat, no gears, weighs as much (17 pounds) as a regular bike but is harder to carry up stairs because you can't just put the top tube on your shoulder....
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No seat, no gears, weighs as much (17 pounds) as a regular bike but is harder to carry up stairs because you can't just put the top tube on your shoulder....
I take it you don't wanna buy into the kickstarter thing?
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Old 03-25-14, 01:42 AM   #14
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I wanted to call it a unicycle with training wheels, but even unicycles have seats. Why is there no place to put both your hands, and is that a 2x4!?
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Old 03-25-14, 02:04 AM   #15
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Looks perfect for 13 year olds. But I think I'd make it so that the front wheel can be integrated with a standard skateboard.

Apparently, even the makers are afraid to take it on a MUP or go dancing in traffic on one of those. Is it for the sidewalk or the street?
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Old 03-25-14, 07:36 PM   #16
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Interesting.

I would be afraid of riding since your're too far forward with a possible face plant. You did notice they were riding on a smooth surface and for a good reason.
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Old 03-26-14, 01:23 AM   #17
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don't think of it as a bike, its more like a 'razor' scooter with pedals. could be worse, seen those razor scooters with motors ? yuck
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Old 03-26-14, 01:46 AM   #18
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Now THIS is what I want in a half-bike:



Forget the pedal-power, I want to cook with gas!
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I'd like to see someone try to go uphill. Downhill looks like it could be really terrifying.
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