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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-22-05, 09:15 AM   #1
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Here's a lil sumthing I saw today, a fixed gear with noo handlebars steered by shifting your weight, looks totally fun. this is what bike polo needs, it even sez it's design is specifically for use in parks, squares n sidewalks, which is good cause in traffic it'd be a death trap

http://www.rotobike.it/Page_6x.html

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Old 05-22-05, 09:26 AM   #2
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haha its pretty much a unicycle with a training wheel!

Looks like its belt driven too!
Edit: apparently not though
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Hmm.. Funky! It looks like it would be easy to make one, though you'd need to make sure you had a vertical headtube, and a negative camber (like a shopping cart caster). Simple as hell though!

I'd ride one... Maybe I'll make one soon.. Too many bike construction projects though.

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i used to have something a lot like that but it had a skateboard truck in front...

similar, but different... mine had a freewheel on a 20in wheel, with a brake lever under the seat... a bit bigger overall...
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I could really see myself getting hurt on one of those things!! Very cool Sam! Thanks!
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haha its pretty much a unicycle with a training wheel!

Looks like its belt driven too!
Edit: apparently not though
No it's belt driven. Watch the clip.
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No it's belt driven. Watch the clip.
ehh, looked like a belt to me from the pics, but I clicked on the tech specs page and it said "The transmission system is the rigid type which uses a trapezoid chain." Could just be crappy automated translation from Italian though
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"evolution on two wheeles"?
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ehh, looked like a belt to me from the pics, but I clicked on the tech specs page and it said "The transmission system is the rigid type which uses a trapezoid chain." Could just be crappy automated translation from Italian though
definitely belt-drive. check out http://www.corriere.it/Media/Video/1...DSL_171201.ram

it reminds me of the crazy genre of bikes from "cycle ball"...



and "artistic cycling"...

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