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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-13-13, 08:01 PM   #1
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The Bicymple

lurking around kickstarter and found this...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...e?ref=category

this looks kind of crazy, but at the sametime, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun, kind of like a 2 wheel unicycle... now to add some mad aerospokezzzz to one
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Old 01-13-13, 08:13 PM   #2
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The main advantage of the modern bike over other forms of human power transportation (skateboards, unicycles, inline skates, etc) is the gear ratio, which allows the rider to achieve greater speed, distance, and efficiency. Any design that excludes this advantage is destined to remain a novelty.
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Old 01-13-13, 08:43 PM   #3
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There's one with a 2 speed kick hub?
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Old 01-13-13, 08:46 PM   #4
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Stupid.
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I'm sure it's fun for a bit, but the axle is farther back than normal creating what looks like an uncomfortable riding position. His feet are under his hips.
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Old 01-13-13, 09:27 PM   #6
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Marketing the swing bike. It looks like a nice way to hurt your knees
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I'm really tempted to merge this with the jackass thread.
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I'm really tempted to merge this with the jackass thread.
It's been there already.
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Looks like great fun to play with but how on earth is that the bicycle 'simplified'?

Love the turning circle. I'd certainly add one to my squadron
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Stupid.
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Did anyone notice the 145mm crank arms? And the awkward steering?

It's a gimmick, nothing more. More importantly, it does not solve a single problem.

It's no better than a Trikke:

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Old 01-14-13, 01:06 PM   #11
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srsly. I'd rather have a SQRL.

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It's a good thing nobody ever thought of design like this... 120 years ago...

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I don't want no pimple bike. Even the name's stupid.
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Rates right up there with the land rider.
http://www.landriderbikes.com/
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Rates right up there with the land rider.
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Old 01-14-13, 11:14 PM   #16
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4 payments of $99.95. I can think of better ways to spend $400.
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It's a good thing nobody ever thought of design like this... 120 years ago...

Nice find.
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Nice find.
It's called a Bronco Bicycle. I saw a photo of one in a book at my friend's bike shop yesterday and used GIS to find this one. It's up for auction, it could be yours for a mere $5000 or so. (not including the cost to restore it, of course)
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