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New fixed gear/singlespeed concept bike

Old 02-06-11, 06:12 PM
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New fixed gear/singlespeed concept bike

I found this new concept bike online, it's a single speed bike with a new design. Looks like a painful ride but cool none the less.

http://www.innercitybikes.com
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Old 02-06-11, 06:14 PM
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I lol'd.... I leave it to you guys to find out for yourselves.
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Old 02-06-11, 06:21 PM
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somebody tell me why?
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Old 02-06-11, 06:29 PM
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Better pics
http://www.innercitybikes.com/bikes/
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Old 02-06-11, 06:31 PM
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somebody tell me why?
If it were not for the crummy riding position, the direct drive would be pretty cool.
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Old 02-06-11, 06:33 PM
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Yup you can't beat that direct drive!





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Old 02-06-11, 06:36 PM
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Yup you can't beat that direct drive!



Now we are talking about a good riding position.
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Dumbest thing ever created.
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i realize you're probably a shill for this company but what kind of d-bag joins a bike message board with the name lockpicker? was bikethief taken?
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i realize you're probably a shill for this company but what kind of d-bag joins a bike message board with the name lockpicker? was bikethief taken?
I lol'd

We already have a thread on this bike. Here.
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Old 02-06-11, 07:23 PM
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Dumb. Blast from the past?

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At least you don't have to worry about toe overlap.

Looks like they totally ignored the golden rule of positioning your knees so it lines up with the center of the peddle axle when you are at the 3 & 9 o'clock position.

I wouldn't mind riding it just for kicks. But I don't think my knees are going to be too happy.
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Old 02-06-11, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by zigmin View Post
Dumbest thing ever created.
State of the art in about 1850 or so. Except I think most of them had pedals on the front wheel.
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You can't even spring or stand up to climb on it. With that sad leg extension, you'd be done on a steep climb.
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Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
Looks like they totally ignored the golden rule of positioning your knees so it lines up with the center of the peddle axle when you are at the 3 & 9 o'clock position.
Controversial topic; the "KOPS (knee over pedal spindle) rule" is about weigh distribution and how forward/rearward the body is in comparison to the bottom bracket and not about having the knee right over the pedal spindle to provide some sort of biomechanical dis/advantage.

Which makes me wonder rather or not this bike would harm us in any way.

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Old 02-06-11, 09:07 PM
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I wonder if they are internally gear.
Schlump, made an internally geared unicycle, it was pretty cool. I can't see these being cool in the real world though.
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Old 02-06-11, 09:13 PM
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Weld a front end on a unicycle and you got a decent approximation of this bike... but fixed.
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Originally Posted by zigmin View Post
Dumbest thing ever created.
I hope you are not referring to the bigwheel! I grew up on that thing (well, if you call 3-5 growing up).
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Totally ridiculous! I just wasted 45 seconds of my life.
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Yeah, this is ridiculous. Your knees would explode after 1/4 mile.
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Originally Posted by Clif View Post
I wonder if they are internally gear.
Schlump, made an internally geared unicycle, it was pretty cool. I can't see these being cool in the real world though.
In the video posted after your post the bike freewheels, which schlumpf g-uni hubs don't do. It would make it a little better if it had the internal gear. Still not good enough for anyone to use, but slightly less stupid as a 36 and 54 gear inch 2 speed.
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Old, incredibly old technology on a bike. Not even a fixed gear.
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Originally Posted by soyboy View Post
i realize you're probably a shill for this company but what kind of d-bag joins a bike message board with the name lockpicker? was bikethief taken?

Not sure if bike thief was taken. I chose the name due to the fact I an a certified locksmith. And I have nothing to do with the company.I actually found out about this bike on gizmodo. Think what you'd like but, I have never stolen a bike and don't plan to.
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Originally Posted by Lockpicker View Post
Not sure if bike thief was taken. I chose the name due to the fact I an a certified locksmith. And I have nothing to do with the company.I actually found out about this bike on gizmodo. Think what you'd like but, I have never stolen a bike and don't plan to.
I took a bike out of my cousions yard. Techinacally i took it wirh our permission. I didn't plan to steal it. So, i just contridicted you.

As a locksmith can you make keys if you don't have the origin? I have a stupid masterlock that holds down something in the garage. I dont want to hammer it.
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