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Flying through the air over traffic with a magical fixed gear

Old 01-13-10, 02:47 PM
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Flying through the air over traffic with a magical fixed gear

https://gizmodo.com/5447279/kolelinia...+%28Gizmodo%29
Despite the obvious allowance for one way travel only, and how/when to let people queue up to ride, it seems like it would be super fun if one could ride fast enough. I wonder how the exhaust fumes would be above traffic, instead of in it?

Edit: I now see they do intend for two way travel.

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Old 01-13-10, 03:15 PM
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Awesome.
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Old 01-13-10, 03:19 PM
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awesome, as long as everyone has flat bars...

but i like out of the box thinkin
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Old 01-13-10, 04:08 PM
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fun concept but no method of getting past slow moving freds, fatties or old people
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Old 01-13-10, 04:33 PM
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It seems as if you could very easily hop your tire out of it....
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Old 01-13-10, 05:03 PM
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Most insane thing I've ever seen.
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Wouldn't the fact that not everyone's handlebars are the same height/width present a problem?
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Old 01-13-10, 05:30 PM
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Anyone who's walked a rope line knows this would be so unstable, the bottom track might be fixed but the upper cable guide will flex and sway. Cable connected users hanging from safety harness over the rush hour traffic. Though emptying your water bottle into a sun roof would be a hoot.
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Old 01-13-10, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
Anyone who's walked a rope line knows this would be so unstable, the bottom track might be fixed but the upper cable guide will flex and sway. Cable connected users hanging from safety harness over the rush hour traffic. Though emptying your water bottle into a sun roof would be a hoot.
Man, I would totally dump a turd on the hood of a cop car.
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Originally Posted by LoRoK View Post
Man, I would totally dump a turd on the hood of a cop car.


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Old 01-13-10, 06:33 PM
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Like a Turd ... On a Wire.
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^ this is beautiful word play.

TRJ -I pm'd you back...did you get it?
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I did and I just sent you one back. I'm trying to imagine the Turd On a Wire escape plan. *cops look up* "There he is, ... shoot him in his sphincter"
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cool concept but it takes away from the fun of bobbing and weaving through traffic
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gotta love all the bike hate on the comment section below..... nasty people. I would have expected better from gizmodo
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Originally Posted by filtersweep View Post
gotta love all the bike hate on the comment section below..... nasty people. I would have expected better from gizmodo
Non cyclists generally hate cyclists, and I don't understand why. Maybe driving just makes a lot of people into hateful types, I really don't know.

Either way I've stopped caring about it. The status quo works well enough for me and drivers can sit and fume in their cars all they want for all the difference it makes to me
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
Non cyclists generally hate cyclists, and I don't understand why. Maybe driving just makes a lot of people into hateful types, I really don't know.

Either way I've stopped caring about it. The status quo works well enough for me and drivers can sit and fume in their cars all they want for all the difference it makes to me
Meh, before I started riding I wasn't a fan of cyclists either. But I mean, I was ignorant and wasn't really aware that stupid cyclists make all cyclists look bad, but TBH as a driver, they made me nervous. Now I don't really care anymore and do try to cooperate with the drivers, who of course are all stupid.
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