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Old 04-11-04, 06:12 PM   #1
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biomega bikes

Was just trolling the Momovelo site and came across these:

http://www.biomega.dk/

They seem to be ss, but I can't tell for sure.

THe site is nice eye candy, nevertheless.

What do you think?
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ugly as hell. but internal gearing and bamboo are cool. whats with the one without a chain? can someone explain that to me?
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and now i dont see a chainring either. ummmm is this a real bike?
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and now i dont see a chainring either. ummmm is this a real bike?

drive shaft....
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i've been meaning to check them out at momo when i get a chance outside of school. although i'll see them first hand in copenhagen when i ship off for study abroad.
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what is that exactly. like how does it differ from a drive shaft in a car?
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i've been meaning to check them out at momo when i get a chance outside of school. although i'll see them first hand in copenhagen when i ship off for study abroad.
Lucky you. Köpenhamn is a cool city, very relaxed, and Danes are fun people. In case you didn't see it, here's a fixed site for Denmark:

http://www.cph-fxt.ownsthis.com/

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what is that exactly. like how does it differ from a drive shaft in a car?
It doesn't. It works the same as a drive shaft.
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It doesn't. It works the same as a drive shaft.
i dont know about cars. i have never owned one and ride in one maybe twice a year. how does the drivetrain connect to the cranks? do they just directly turn a drive belt? how could that be as efficient as a chain turning a chainring?

feel free to accomodate as much of your own time to my ignorance as you feel like. i tried to find a diagram of a drive shaft on the internet and it didnt help much to elucidate these wonder bikes... (that are still very ugly)
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ehh ok im reading up about all the mountain bike oriented technology, the g-boxx etc. that i have never really cared about before.

consider me enlightened.
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Lucky you. Köpenhamn is a cool city, very relaxed, and Danes are fun people. In case you didn't see it, here's a fixed site for Denmark:

http://www.cph-fxt.ownsthis.com/

Enjoy!

And have a shrimp sandwich and a Carlsberg for me!
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!

i am starting to compile as much fixie related information as i can before i head over for 6 months since i am planning on bringing my khs over if it's not too expensive. i haven't been able to find anything aside some email addresses from fixed gear gallery and kai at momo saying fixed parts are expensive. if you have anything else at all, it would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm sure you can take your KHS fine, as you can usually take your bike on the plane instead of one suitcase. For transatlantic flights you usually get 2 suitcase of 32kg max or 1 suitcase + bike. I use a soft padded bike bag that I also fill with clothes wrapped in plastic bags to stop them getting dirty. That way I give the bike extra padding and would estimate that the bike bag was well in excess of 32 kg. (They don't usually weigh bike bags because they're too big for the scales).
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bastards! after seeing bamboo being used as scaffolding in hong kong a couple of years ago, i wondered why not use it for bike frames.

damn people having similar ideas.

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bastards! after seeing bamboo being used as scaffolding in hong kong a couple of years ago, i wondered why not use it for bike frames.

damn people having similar ideas.
yea, but they were not the first one:

http://www.americanbamboo.org/Genera...ooBicycle.html
http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac....les/Bamboo.htm
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sorry you have such a bad reaction. i often am happy to hear something new.

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You all think that these are high maintenance? low maintenance? endless maintenance?
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just water them twice a week
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Why would you want a hole in your frame? Seems that would do serious things to structural integrety... Probably even worse if your frames were made out of bamboo...

Does your frame have holes?
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yah. two nice big ones in the shape of traingles.


edit. that should be three big triangular shaped holes.
No, those are spaces in the shape of the frame... I thought you were talking about real holes through the frame...
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IT DOESN"T HAVE A CHAINRING!!!! IT IS DIRECT DRIVE!!!

You can still lock the frame to whatever you want. They have a couple of fixie ones if I remember right. Even ones w/ disk brakes.

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THe site is nice eye candy, nevertheless.
the redhead in the flash intro is eye candy, that's for sure.
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