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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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    thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
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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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    There's one with a 2 speed kick hub?
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    Doing one-legged squats while holding chickens in each hand will make someone strong...that doesn't mean it's the best way to train for track racing.
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    That would be spectacular. A trail of blood and sealant.

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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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    Marketing the swing bike. It looks like a nice way to hurt your knees
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    I'm really tempted to merge this with the jackass thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    I'm really tempted to merge this with the jackass thread.
    It's been there already.
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    Stupid.
    +1

    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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    srsly. I'd rather have a SQRL.

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

    7272427_2_l.jpg

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Rates right up there with the land rider.
    http://www.landriderbikes.com/
    6 month warranty. lol

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    4 payments of $99.95. I can think of better ways to spend $400.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
    It's a good thing nobody ever thought of design like this... 120 years ago...

    7272427_2_l.jpg
    Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    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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