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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 04-16-07, 04:18 PM   #1
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someone turn this into a fixed gear. please.

http://www.abikecentral.com/images/l...%20bicycle.jpg

or does this work?

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Old 04-16-07, 04:23 PM   #2
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what a monstrosity. I love it.
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Old 04-16-07, 04:47 PM   #3
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That is the nuttiest thing I have ever seen. I'll take two.

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Old 04-16-07, 04:50 PM   #4
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HED3's? Hipsters.
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If that thing works, it is super cool.
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Old 04-16-07, 05:55 PM   #6
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Probably a concept bike. Folding bike fans are suckers for a futuristic folder, like so:
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ummm...i could see the drivetrain on the other....but where's that one?
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Cannodale had a concept folder that used a hydraulic drivetrain. It could either be that or maybe the bike does not work at all.
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i used to dream about the day the future would arrive and we would all have flying cars and jetsons-style tubes to transport us everywhere

that day is finally here
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That looks like a computer gen to me.
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ummm...i could see the drivetrain on the other....but where's that one?
i'm guessing there is a ring or belt inside the middle circle that is engaged by the BB and drives the back wheel by contact on the other side.
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Old 04-16-07, 07:35 PM   #12
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Those bikes are useless... you can't even do footplants on them!!



I would kill for the green one.
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the real question is can you flip it?
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That looks like a computer gen to me.
Really?
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god forbid they coast
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That looks like a computer gen to me.
YOU looks like a computer gen to ME!
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I'll go Dutret all over you. Like Oprah on a pork chop.
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I'll get all jerry springer on your face!
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That doesn't even make sense. Jerry Springer doesn't do anything.
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wow somebody's finally onto this? it's from like three years ago. i think i even have the issue of innovation it was featured in
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Not showing up for me.
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"designers" should stick to designing fonts and teakettles.
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Woah. I can see it now.
Issa niiiice.
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being an annoying skeptic, I would like to point out that both of those folders have more weight bearing pivot points than your average four-bar linkage sus mtb - IŽd say theyŽd be quite high maintenance which sort of goes against the purpose of their (proposed?) existance.

Unless, of course, they are held together by invisible force fields
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being an annoying skeptic, I would like to point out that both of those folders have more weight bearing pivot points than your average four-bar linkage sus mtb - IŽd say theyŽd be quite high maintenance which sort of goes against the purpose of their (proposed?) existance.

Unless, of course, they are held together by invisible force fields
Folding bikes are dumb in the first place. As a product design student, I'd rather design a better system for transporting real bicycles on a public transportation system.

Bikes now are pretty damn good. Public transportation systems aren't. Which do you want to change?
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