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Old 11-02-09, 11:34 PM   #1
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A New Urban Bike

I saw this earlier today. It's an interesting concept that might appeal to some people. I personally would like to try it, but I think it has too many trade-offs.

http://www.core77.com/blog/object_cu...bike_15092.asp





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Old 11-02-09, 11:38 PM   #2
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Does it bar spin? That's all that really matters
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Old 11-02-09, 11:51 PM   #3
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Does it bar spin? That's all that really matters
Of course, as long as you take off the brake cable.
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i'd be open to give it a shot but that thing looks ridiculous.
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Old 11-03-09, 12:09 AM   #5
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It's gotta be a joke. That looks like it would smash your twig/berries to sit on, let alone spin as fast as that thing would require. What goes through peoples' heads, honestly?
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Old 11-03-09, 12:15 AM   #6
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I'm not so sure that saddle would be comfortable, and I'm guessing the crank/hub area has at least some sort of gearing like you see with the hammerschmit rings/crank assembly
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no way to get proper kops or leg extension.
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why have a seat at all when you can't use it without smashing your cock into smithereens?
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cc700 what do u do for a job
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why have a seat at all when you can't use it without smashing your cock into smithereens?
lololololol
This bike would be for clowns aspiring to be hipsters.
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Old 11-03-09, 01:13 AM   #11
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man, every bike i see featured on kore 77 always just seems to be some ridiculous exercise in design ************. non bike related, they've got some cool ****. but the bikes they cover are just foolish.

seriously? you can't say the word for jerking off?

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Old 11-03-09, 02:26 AM   #12
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Look at that wheelbase.
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why have a seat at all when you can't use it without smashing your cock into smithereens?
I'm still laughing...
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cc700 what do u do for a job
hardware store, but i lead a secret life as a photojournalist.

and by the way i think i've had a change of heart about you, handsome...
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Of course, as long as you take off the brake cable.
that is not even close to being able to bar spin.
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Should have used 20" wheels and made it compact, but still have room for knees and knuts.
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I don't get it. Looks terribly uncomfortable to me.
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I'm not sure I would want a bike with the pedals behind the seat.
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Looks like riding on a padded 2x4.
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So they've just thrown out 120 years of bicycle progress and innovation. To make a design that was abandoned in the 1880s.

Now that's innovative!



They made a rear crank model too, but I can't find any pictures of it online. Strangely this still looks better thought out.

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looks like u're squashed.. i don't like my legs not extending.
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From their website:

"Performance-wise, the bike is on the slow side, quirky, and fatiguing over longer distances. Consider it a cafe racer with the performance of a beach cruiser."

Hmmm..... not really an analogy I find inspiring. Cafe racers are minimalist, and uncomfortable for long distances because they are stripped down to be FAST. You don't strip apart a bike to make it slower....
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seriously? you can't say the word for jerking off?
No, but you can say jerking off. Also, I think Batman is going to ride this bike in the next movie.
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seems like the most impractical bike ever. I can't see anyone being able to ride this thing for more that 10 minutes.
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