Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-07, 12:10 PM   #1
anomaly
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF
Bikes: 1972 Paramount Track, 1972 Paramount P13 Road, 1972 Paramount Tandem, 1986 Paramount Road, Merckx MXL, Gunnar Cross Hairs, Samson Illusion NJS, KHS Aero Track, Titus Racer X 29er, Tom Palermo Custom Touring
Posts: 1,572
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
A frickin sweet sub 14lb SS!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Folding-Bike_W0Q...QQcmdZViewItem
anomaly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 12:48 PM   #2
streetlightpoet
Banned.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lexington, KY
Bikes: Masi Speciale Fixed, Surly 1x1, 2 70's Bianchi folders, Swingbike, Columbia Cruiser 3 spd, Specialized Big Hit and P.2, Cove G-Spot, Xtracycled Bianchi San Jose.
Posts: 668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
This bike moves at a good speed because of its dual chain system
2 chains must equal twice the speed!
streetlightpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 12:49 PM   #3
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,364
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
carleton is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 12:51 PM   #4
dutret
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: GA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by streetlightpoet
2 chains must equal twice the speed!
it actually equals 2.2 times the speed.
dutret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 12:53 PM   #5
Shiznaz
Gone, but not forgotten
 
Shiznaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
Posts: 4,508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wonder how the gear ratio works... You'd need a gigantic chainring to get that tiny wheel spinning fast enough.
Shiznaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 01:15 PM   #6
kyselad
extra bitter
 
kyselad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: Miyata 210, Fuji Royale II, Bridgestone Kabuki, Miyata Ninety
Posts: 1,560
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not great with engineering, but isn't that what the 2 chains would be for? You could link the first chainring to a small cog, then this cog is fused to another chainring that drives the next chain to the cog driving the hub. So you're effectively generating a huge chainring using a serial chain setup. Or did I screw that up somehow?

That thing still looks like it was assembled entirely from a used ironing board.
kyselad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 01:25 PM   #7
explody pup
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
8) Tire valve type: shredder


???
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 02:06 PM   #8
roadgator
raodmaster shaman
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: G-ville
Bikes:
Posts: 1,431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i pitty the fool who rides over a crack in the sidewalk on that thing. face plant!
roadgator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-07, 02:14 PM   #9
dobber
Perineal Pressurized
 
dobber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: In Ebritated
Bikes:
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyselad
I'm not great with engineering, but isn't that what the 2 chains would be for? You could link the first chainring to a small cog, then this cog is fused to another chainring that drives the next chain to the cog driving the hub. So you're effectively generating a huge chainring using a serial chain setup. Or did I screw that up somehow?

That thing still looks like it was assembled entirely from a used ironing board.
Yes, but that would be negated by the embarresment factor
__________________
This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.
dobber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 05:33 AM   #10
anomaly
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF
Bikes: 1972 Paramount Track, 1972 Paramount P13 Road, 1972 Paramount Tandem, 1986 Paramount Road, Merckx MXL, Gunnar Cross Hairs, Samson Illusion NJS, KHS Aero Track, Titus Racer X 29er, Tom Palermo Custom Touring
Posts: 1,572
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Anyone up for bombing some hills on one?
anomaly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 06:27 AM   #11
br995
Senior Member
 
br995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New York
Bikes: Makino (have the parts; not yet built), EAI Barekuckle, Unknown Japanese fixed conversion, Centurion Dave Scott Ironman road bike (frame), Secret project bike, 2007 Trek Madone 5.2, Cannondale Caad3 mountain bike
Posts: 1,891
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's not for people that like to bike, it's for people that are too lazy to walk to the bus stop.
br995 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 10:29 AM   #12
mattface
Senior Member
 
mattface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montpeculiar, VT
Bikes: Soma Rush, Fuji Cross, Raleigh Technium Mtn Bike, Ross 10 speed with Shimano 600.
Posts: 3,949
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I doubt you'd still call it "sweet" once you rode it. Frickin' something, but not sweet...

oh, and br995, I remember that guy... wasn't he on here a couple of months ago pissing and moaning because we kept telling him those little folding bikes were gonna suck to ride? He was a funny lazy bastard. "I HAVE a bike I'm just too lazy to cary it up from the basement"
mattface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 10:32 AM   #13
Shiznaz
Gone, but not forgotten
 
Shiznaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: spicer fixie, Haro BMX, cyclops track, Soma Double Cross, KHS Flite 100
Posts: 4,508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Now I want to see a bike with skateboard trucks bolted to the front and rear dropouts...
Shiznaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 12:38 PM   #14
guerillaidiom
deathless
 
guerillaidiom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 594
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


This brake setup is really frickin interesting.
guerillaidiom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 01:43 PM   #15
Spudmeister
Old enough to know better
 
Spudmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Kentucky
Bikes: On One, Surly, Gunnar, Lemond
Posts: 257
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by br995
That's not for people that like to bike, it's for people that are too lazy to walk to the bus stop.

At least they wouldn't be driving their car to the bus stop...
Spudmeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-07, 04:28 PM   #16
shogun17
Sheldon Brown's posse
 
shogun17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oz-tray-lee-ah
Bikes: BMC SL01, XtC, Rhythm GX and a frankenstein avalanche 2.0
Posts: 1,046
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We have a real folding bike in at the LBS (I say we cause I work there)

http://www.foldingbikes.co.uk/mobiky/blue.jpg

I'm not sure if its that exact model but it has sturmey archer gears, a really clever folding system and it still sucks to ride. That thing with 6" wheels would be wayyy too twitchy, but still with really slow handling. (If you've ridden one, you'd know what I mean.)
shogun17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-07, 12:05 PM   #17
streetlightpoet
Banned.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lexington, KY
Bikes: Masi Speciale Fixed, Surly 1x1, 2 70's Bianchi folders, Swingbike, Columbia Cruiser 3 spd, Specialized Big Hit and P.2, Cove G-Spot, Xtracycled Bianchi San Jose.
Posts: 668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by shogun17
We have a real folding bike in at the LBS (I say we cause I work there)

http://www.foldingbikes.co.uk/mobiky/blue.jpg

I'm not sure if its that exact model but it has sturmey archer gears, a really clever folding system and it still sucks to ride. That thing with 6" wheels would be wayyy too twitchy, but still with really slow handling. (If you've ridden one, you'd know what I mean.)
I just got a pair of matching bianchi folders from the 70's for the GF and I, mine is twitchy not that fun, but hers is amazingly fun to ride.
streetlightpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-07, 12:10 PM   #18
Natron
Dude.
 
Natron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Surly Cross-Check, Specialized Langster Pro
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love how it's made out of the same crappy aluminum the $5 KMart tripod I once owned was made of.

PROTIP: If the weight of a 3lb camera destroys that crap, a 150lb+ human will turn that into a pretzel in 2 minutes.
Natron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-07, 12:54 PM   #19
blickblocks
.
 
blickblocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,861
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spudmeister
At least they wouldn't be driving their car to the bus stop...

Maybe, but this bike seems only useful in walkable distances. A real bicycle would replace walking and the bus.
__________________
http://blicksbags.com/
blickblocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:58 PM.