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biffvernon



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject: A different sort of bike Reply with quote

The LOPIFIT a new Walking Bike invention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8G3xxjiz-0
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fascinating, but on that flat route any mode of bicycle should get some speed up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treadle_bicycle
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a pointless gimmick.

There is no way that is as efficient as a normal bicycle. Not to mention the significant problems with generating torque when faced with hilly terrain. And then there is the undoubted extra weight involved in this contraption. In which case, what's the point?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the point is that it makes people smile.

Well, it made me smile.

Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biffvernon wrote:
I think the point is that it makes people smile.

Well, it made me smile.

Smile

Walking back to happiness, woompah, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3rdRock wrote:
biffvernon wrote:
I think the point is that it makes people smile.

Well, it made me smile.

Smile

Walking back to happiness, woompah, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Very Happy


I prefer the halfbike. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with most of these exotic designs, a fun way to get exercise on sunny days in nice smooth hard surface pedestrianised environments.

As a practical or efficient means of transport? Na.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS_RalphW wrote:
As with most of these exotic designs, a fun way to get exercise on sunny days in nice smooth hard surface pedestrianised environments.

As a practical or efficient means of transport? Na.
Precisely
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the little thing that looks like a skateboard but sideways, has two wheels and no handle and you stand up straight whizzing about on called? I saw one the other day when I ventured into a city.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biffvernon wrote:
What's the little thing that looks like a skateboard but sideways, has two wheels and no handle and you stand up straight whizzing about on called? I saw one the other day when I ventured into a city.
Segway scooter?

http://www.segway.com/



Or, possibly, the Likary scooter?

http://www.likary.com/products/smart-two-wheel-self-balancing-electric-scooter-only-10kg-easy-to-ride
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:

Or, possibly, the Likary scooter?

http://www.likary.com/products/smart-two-wheel-self-balancing-electric-scooter-only-10kg-easy-to-ride


That's the one. Seems to be American. Are they common outside Lincolnshire?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little John wrote:
Or, possibly, the Likary scooter?

http://www.likary.com/products/smart-two-wheel-self-balancing-electric-scooter-only-10kg-easy-to-ride


Great. I might get two, one for each foot.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind one of these:

http://www.aevon.com/bike-trailer/electric-trailer/

Then again, I am too tight-fisted to buy one and so would probably make it myself, if I can ever be arsed or find the time. If I did, i would probably do it as a two wheeler so I could have a more substantial box-like trailer. In turn, allowing for more battery storage and greater range.
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