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    artesc all the way. artesc's Avatar
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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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    Does it bar spin? That's all that really matters

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    artesc all the way. artesc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancake4life View Post
    Does it bar spin? That's all that really matters
    Of course, as long as you take off the brake cable.
    "You win some, you lose some. All's you gotta do is win more than you lose and I'd say you're set."
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    i'd be open to give it a shot but that thing looks ridiculous.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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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?
    The bums will always lose.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    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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    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?
    Last edited by erichsia; 11-03-09 at 12:14 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Look at that wheelbase.
    "I think it’s dumb when you take the inherently fun like riding bikes and singing songs and say they’re not for everyone as if for your whole life you were cool as $h!t."

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    rooster

    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Noobert View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by artesc View Post
    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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    My nuts are always sliding all over the place when I skid. Need some grip. For my nuts.

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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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    ouch.
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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.
    Last edited by Mos6502; 11-03-09 at 07:44 AM.

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    looks like u're squashed.. i don't like my legs not extending.
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    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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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....
    I like bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    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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