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Old 07-29-11, 05:58 PM
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Alenax bicycle

This just popped up on my local cl and was wondering if anyone knew about these bikes. Not something I'd ever ride but interesting none the less. Im thinking of making an offer but not sure what's reasonable.

https://albany.craigslist.org/bik/2520304848.html
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Originally Posted by Standard Issue View Post
This just popped up on my local cl and was wondering if anyone knew about these bikes. Not something I'd ever ride but interesting none the less. Im thinking of making an offer but not sure what's reasonable.

https://albany.craigslist.org/bik/2520304848.html

I live about a mile from where their offices used to be...

They're not "rare", at least if you consider how often they show up on CL. Usually the asking price is $100-$200, but I don't know what they ultimately sell for.
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Old 07-30-11, 02:32 AM
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I remember seeing those folks at the trade shows. Someone blew a bunch of money on that project.
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I've got a couple of Alenax Transbar Power bikes in the novelty category of my bike collection. It's a set of matching his and hers 1985 Pale Blue Alenax TRB 2400 Bikes. Alenax bikes were only manufactured for eight years, in Rochester, NY, with production ceasing in 1993. My bikes were made the first year they were made.
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Lever drive cycles go back over one hundred years with machines such as the American Star. On its design one could press the levers alternately or one could press both at once.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Star_Bicycle

Had the opportunity to lever one once.

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Another dredge from the past.......
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I believe that treadle drive systems actually pre-date the direct drive velocicpedes, having been used on tricycles and quadricycles circa1850.
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Another dredge from the past.......
Do you ever add positive comments to a thread?

There's a pattern to your participation on the forums
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Originally Posted by DC Bike Blogger View Post
I've got a couple of Alenax Transbar Power bikes in the novelty category of my bike collection. It's a set of matching his and hers 1985 Pale Blue Alenax TRB 2400 Bikes. Alenax bikes were only manufactured for eight years, in Rochester, NY, with production ceasing in 1993. My bikes were made the first year they were made.
Photos? Ride reports?
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There's a reason that these bikes did not catch on in popularity and replace the more traditional diamond-frame bikes. However, it is uniquely fun to ride. At first your muscle memory makes you want to pedal in a complete rotation. But with proper concentration you can begin to ride it without as much constant, conscious thought. And it certainly catches the attention of others, especially other riders, when you're out riding or at a cycling gathering. It's an integral part of my "novelty bike" collection.

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The "his" bike of a matching his and hers set.
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