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    Head Skratcher

    This Is a 86' never produced prototype.

    Aparently it was designed by the race of extra-terestials featured in Alien.

    All that foward thinking....yet look where the shifter is?!?!

    Last edited by dirty tiger; 11-24-03 at 10:50 PM. Reason: DOH!

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    woah... wtf.... look at that chainring...
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    haha it's as if the motocycles from Tron were bicycles.

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    Where are the blasters?

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    they should've produced it.

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    I don't know, that seat looks WAY higher than the drops...I wonder if that's a comfortable position for the aliens? I know an angle like that would kill me.

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    confused, myself

    Are you sure that's not a stationary bike for training?

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    cannondale made a prototype bike that looked a lot like that. not sure what the point is. it hurts my eyes

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    First ever CF bars?
    I doubt the chainwheel is that large, only encased for
    aero advantage. The Downtube (if you can call it that)
    shifters are period correct, weighed next to nothing
    (modolo Kronos) and were tucked in behind what passes
    for a downtube. I bet the bike would have been produced had UCI not changed rules concerning frames
    etc. Isn't this about the time that funny bikes dissapeared?

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    gotta be fun in a crosswind

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    I always get a kick outta seeing future-past proto-types like that.

    The designers went to great lengths to make it hot tuna in the aero position yet the rider has to break it to change gears.

    Maybe I'm too young but the shifting set-up seems outdated even then.

    Was that common on high end bikes at that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty tiger
    Maybe I'm too young but the shifting set-up seems outdated even then.

    Was that common on high end bikes at that time.
    For racing etc. it was All that was on high end bikes at the time.

    Remember that Shimano only introduced SIS shifting in 1985.
    The first integrated brake lever/shifter was invented (marketed?) in
    1990. Lemond stunned the cycling world by using aerobars in
    1986 at the time there were no alternate shifter other than barcons and
    those god awful stem shifters.

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    Hmm. Makes sense.

    My fisrt MTB Diamondback must have been an 86' because it shifted on the bars.

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    It's true. Back then my Industrial Design brethren were a pack of idealogical ******s. Unfortunately, their ideology didn't go much further than drawing pretty shapes and fluffing their own egos.

    What am I talking about?!?! They STILL don't!!!!!



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    WOW


    It needs a basket.

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    Are funny bikes baned at road races only, or track events too? I've heard of people showing up with them and racing without hassle, but would it be a problem if you started winning on one?

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    why even have the open triangle? why not encase the whole thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanyc
    why even have the open triangle? why not encase the whole thing?
    so the bike isn't one large sail?
    the hipster myth.

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    i dont know... that things already a sail.

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    ok, some more prototypes











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    First is a photoshopped hoax from a year ago. Booo.
    Third is the slingshot concept taken to a whole new level.
    Last looks a lot like the Cannondale Super-V Raven (the world's ugliest bike).
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    Yay for bumping a 2.5 year old thread!

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    that first one summerinside put up would make sort of a cool frame. aero, and not one huge sail. the wheels,though.....what?

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    Funny bikes are only illegal for UCI-sanctioned events, and some national-level races too. Local stuff should be ok, but better to check with the organizers first.

    As for the hubless wonder, doesn't look Photoshopped to me (damn good if it is). Hubless wheels have been around for about 15 years, invented by a guy called Frank Sbarro I think (mostly used on cars in the early 90s, and a couple of Harley clones a year or two ago). No reason why that bike isn't ridable, except the BB position.

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    You're right, hubless wheels do exist, but mostly in concept only. That same pic, along with lots of other examples are in This gallery

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