2 chains must equal twice the speed!This bike moves at a good speed because of its dual chain system
it actually equals 2.2 times the speed.Originally Posted by streetlightpoet
I wonder how the gear ratio works... You'd need a gigantic chainring to get that tiny wheel spinning fast enough.
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.
8) Tire valve type: shredder
i pitty the fool who rides over a crack in the sidewalk on that thing. face plant!
Yes, but that would be negated by the embarresment factorOriginally Posted by kyselad
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.
Anyone up for bombing some hills on one?
That's not for people that like to bike, it's for people that are too lazy to walk to the bus stop.
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"
Now I want to see a bike with skateboard trucks bolted to the front and rear dropouts...
This brake setup is really frickin interesting.
Like killing cops and reading Kerouac.
Originally Posted by br995
At least they wouldn't be driving their car to the bus stop...
We have a real folding bike in at the LBS (I say we cause I work there)
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.Originally Posted by shogun17
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.
Originally Posted by Spudmeister
Maybe, but this bike seems only useful in walkable distances. A real bicycle would replace walking and the bus.