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Old 05-02-20, 01:27 PM
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What can you tell me about this bike?

I have never seen a bike like this, is it any good? What is the reason for this crank setup?
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Old 05-02-20, 01:31 PM
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Someone who thought they knew something about biomechanical engineering was mistaken. It's quite a curiosity attached to a not-terrible department store bike.
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Old 05-02-20, 03:03 PM
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Can't quite see everything going on down there, with the extra chains and gears. if you have more pictures that would be interesting, looks like someone put a lot of effort into building a rube-goldberg, but still would be fun to see the details.
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Old 05-02-20, 03:32 PM
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I don't have the bike, it's for sale on Facebook marketplace, if it was closer I would go see it in person and maybe buy it. I sent the seller a message asking it he made it and for a photo.


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1389156116805/
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Old 05-02-20, 05:14 PM
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I wouldn't get within social distance of that bike.
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Old 05-02-20, 08:43 PM
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It takes a special man to enjoy that kind of "Q" factor.
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Old 05-02-20, 08:52 PM
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Wide stance cycling.
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Old 05-02-20, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
...attached to a not-terrible department store bike.
Facts not in evidence

But yeah, I’d like to know what the backstory is on this.
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not great for cornering, those pedals would eat the pavement, or the other way around
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Old 05-02-20, 09:35 PM
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It's to gain extra power, gives the pedal stroke more up and down and less across. Usually works out that the extra efficiency gained is nicely absorbed by the extra gears and bearings needed to make it happen.
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looks like the foot movement is straight up and down.
talk about pedaling "squares"
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Old 05-03-20, 10:42 AM
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That thing must add significant weight to the bike.
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Old 05-03-20, 11:19 AM
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but does an extra 10lbs really matter on a bike like that?
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I've never seen drop bars converted to lift bars . lol. I agree with Bianchigirl. Don't get within social distance.
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Old 05-03-20, 11:50 AM
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i am 12 years old and what is this?
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if it doesn't sell, the owner (or spouse) is going to put it in that garbage can. As was probably intended before someone brilliant said, 'Sell it on FaceBlauch, lot's of bored people at home.'

It's obvious the garage is getting Spring cleaned. The contraption will be going - one way or another.

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Old 05-03-20, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mushrooom View Post
i am 12 years old and what is this?
I am 59 1/2 years old I have no freakin' idea.
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