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PostSubject: Odd Bikes   Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:19 pm

I'll start this out.

How about the "Flintstone" bike?


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:50 pm

The "Dogsled" bike.

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as the name implies this bike boasts four wheels and seats for four riders. a father and son for the annual burning man festival designed the huge bike. named the ‘dogsled’, the bike has four seat and four sets of pedals which drive its monster-truck size wheels. the ‘dogsled’ is the perfect sustainable option for a family of four looking to ditch their car and go green. the design might need an umbrella or two before it becomes a daily-commuter.




Note: If you don't know what the bawdy art festival called "Burning Man" is, you may be interested in this video.



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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:00 pm

The Family Trukster... looks like a tug-o-war.



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the family truckster is an odd looking bike. the design is made up of two back to back recumbent bikes which allow it to hold a total of four passengers. the quadricycle features four independent drive trains so that the front passengers can pedal independently of those in the back who pedal in reverse. the chain can be configured so the rear passengers pedal forward as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:09 pm

I could use one of these when we go to a festival... wooohooo!


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:47 pm

The Audi Bike... I'll bet they're proud of it... (pricey)


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:24 am

I'm sorry, but where the *hail* am I supposed to park my ass on that bugger???

And NO DOUBT they're proud of it... Wonder how much that fancypants bike costs.
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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:33 am

riceme wrote:
I'm sorry, but where the *hail* am I supposed to park my ass on that bugger???

And NO DOUBT they're proud of it... Wonder how much that fancypants bike costs.

There is what looks to be a torture seat on that thing... Ouch!

I am partial to recumbent cycles. I ride a recumbent exercycle and am in negotiations with Hallmarkgrad to buy his recumbent trike. I like something with a REAL seat!

http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/trikes/sun/sun-ez3-ez3ltd-recumbent-trikes.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:35 am

Me like-um.


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:16 pm

COOL! I like it too!
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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:27 pm

Here you go Hallmarkgrad... a 100 mph bike. I'd hate to try to ride this up a hill or over a tall bridge. As a matter of fact, I'd hate to ride this anywhere.



It’s made by Tom Donhou from Donhou Bicycles and was on display at the Bespoked Bristol exhibition, which showcases handmade bicycles from around the world. The Good to A Hundred bike by Donhou features “a 104-tooth chainring, with a diameter of nearly 17 inches (for comparison, most road bikes have about 50 teeth in their largest ring).” This could theoretically allow the rider to reach speeds of 100mph, although the bike has only achieved 60mph so far. Speeds of up to 167mph have been achieved by riders before, so it’s not so much the speed which is at issue here, but the fact that this bike is hand-built from common materials. The handlebars have been lowered to position the rider in an impossibly uncomfortable aerodynamic position, and with a bit of luck, Donhou will hit the goal for which the bike is named after sometime soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:15 pm

Here's what it is to ride that 14' tall bike.

This video makes me queasy... I don't like heights...


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:09 pm

Thanks for all the great Photos of the different bike. I might try to build this one . My daughter sent me a picture of it. I think it might be a hint. LOL Hope you are doing well.
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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Tue May 07, 2013 12:46 pm

Shock absorbing wheels



http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/05/loopwheel/

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The bicycle wheel hasn’t evolved much in the past few hundred years. But a new design cushions bumps with an in-board suspension that promises to save weight, space, and even your behind.

The Loopwheel, a project from UK designer Sam Pearce, surrounds a traditional wheel hub with three folded leaf springs instead of spokes. The setup keeps the rim rigid, but allows the hub to travel more than 1.75 inches to absorb shocks such as hitting uneven pavement or a riding over a curb. The result is a ride that’s less jarring, and that transmits fewer vibrations to the rider’s body.

Pearce got the idea for the Loopwheel while waiting for a flight and watching parents pushing children in strollers over a gap in the flooring. Every time a stroller hit that patch of floor, the child would be jostled forward. A cycling enthusiast, Pearce knew that cyclists had a similar problem to those kids in the airport, so he started drawing up ideas for in-wheel shock absorbers.

After the first wheels came a Kickstarter. With more than a week left to the Loopwheel campaign, Pearce has already raised more than $7,500 over the goal, money that will be used to fund expanded production, including a new system for manufacturing the “loops” more efficiently.

Prototype in-wheel suspensions are nearly as old as the bicycle itself, but the designs always failed because they were too heavy or too flimsy. Pearce’s design is only possible because of the strong, lightweight, carbon composite materials used for the “loop” springs. It also requires disc braking and a wide fork, which is why the initial Loopwheel is designed to fit a particular frame — the Dahon folding bike shown above

Pearce has plans to design the Loopwheel for bikes of all sizes, but it’s currently only available as a 20-inch wheel, suitable for a folding commuter bike. In addition to simplifying production, that’s also a strategic choice, since folding bikes rarely have the room for a good suspension. The Loopwheel also allows for thinner-profile tires, since they don’t have to absorb shocks from the road surface.

The Loopwheel made its public debut at the UK craft bicycle show Bespoke Bristol back in April, to great interest from the cycling press. Though they didn’t have the chance to ride it very far, the folks at BikeRadar said they were “immediately impressed at the ride quality” of a Loopwheel-equipped Dahon folding bike.


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Tue May 21, 2013 8:53 pm


EUGENE, Ore. -- An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-wheeled bicycle.

Sunset Hills Cemetery and Funeral Home director Wade Lind says he got the idea from bikers and designed the pedal-powered hearse himself. It has an electric motor to give him a little help hauling the casket.

KVAL reports (http://bit.ly/10VwlL1) Lind has bicycled five bodies so far and there's a waiting list for the service. The ride and a bamboo casket that looks like a basket costs about $3,500.

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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:53 pm

Here you go, HG.


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:40 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Odd Bikes   Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:25 pm

That's weird, like rowing in reverse...can't help but wonder how you get your feet down fast.
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