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Date: 09/05/08 10:01 AM

45 Responses to The Gyrobike: Geeky, but Cool

  1. Profile photo of triplej
    triplej Male 30-39
    382 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 7:49 am
    Link: The Gyrobike: Geeky, but Cool - Finally you too can ride a bike without hands just like the cool kids on your block.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:09 am
    I can ride my bike with no handlebars....
  3. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:11 am
    I am stunned into silence by the utter abject pointlessness.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:13 am
    Cool, I wouldn`t mind having one to play around with sometimes. But the video was way too long.
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    tharith Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:14 am
    kids will no longer know how to really ride a bike. they`ll be so dependent on the gyro thing that without it they will fail. Totally changing the cliche "it`s like a riding a bike." which will now mean without a bike HAX u fail.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:14 am
    I bet it would be WAY easier to teach my daughter how to ride a bike without training wheeles if I had one of these things. Right now she is terrified of the idea. She`s a wuss.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:32 am
    Interesting technology. I want one, mainly because I need a better way to get around Long Beach and hell, the exercise would be good for me.

    I hate to be a jerk and piss on the parade but from what I`ve seen, people will abuse the bike`s balancing act so they can talk on their cell phones... ( -_-)

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    daftshadow Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:39 am
    Very geeky indeed.
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    andrewgaynor Male 18-29
    370 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 10:39 am
    Wow... its like if the product doesn`t convince you... the song will... So Pointless.
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    Giligadi Male 40-49
    356 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 10:54 am
    Useless. Who rides their bike at 2 MPH in the first place? And as for using it to teach kids to ride a bike.. well.. whatever. Falling off is part of learning, and it seems like a rather expensive alternative to training wheels and a little bit of road rash.
    Over all: Lame.
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    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 10:59 am
    That`s Awesome for teaching kids! As long as they don`t go below 2mph they`ll stay on it!

    Also, great for kids with Dyspraxia - a learning / balance difficulty which makes some kids develop balance skills MUCH slower.

    Great invention. : D

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    Camelnoise Male 18-29
    260 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 11:14 am
    Good now we can make kids even lazier. I would hate to teach my kid to balance.

    First the automatic transmission, now this....

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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
    332 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 11:16 am
    Huh. Looks like spinners have a use after all. I remember making the transition from training wheels to two wheels. All I did was try to keep both training wheels in the air at the same time while riding for a week or so. The transition was painless (pun totally intended).
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 11:20 am
    Completely takes the idea and point out of riding a bike. And whats so cool about a bike with goes for about 2 seconds before you have to keep nudging it with your hand.
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    JonnyBadass Male 13-17
    39 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    I wonder what this would do on my unicycle?
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
    1053 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    hmmm cool but yeh learn the real way kids
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    That is badass.

    Stabilization for a wheel. Any wheel, on any vehicle.

    Simple and brilliant.

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    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    Lukas1051, did you even watch the whole video?! The whole idea is that you have better balance when you RIDE it. The whole pushing thing is a demonstration. Please tell me you were being sarcastic!
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    Agentk120 Male 18-29
    510 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    I love physics so much.
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    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    why don`t they use this technology with unicycles?
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    8276069 Male 13-17
    52 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    I wouldn`t want that on my unicycle... Think it would probably just throw off your balance.
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    Todesauge Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    thank you science for managing to make one of the few skills I have on my bicycle, that took me time and energy to learn, a useless gesture due to a doodad you can attach to your front wheel. neat though, wonder how fast you can ride with that thing and still have it work how it`s supposed to.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    Oh man, I could totally use this.

    I always have issues stopping on my bike at intersections because my feet don`t reach all the way to the ground (long explanation).


    I totally want one of those. And not in the "Ooh, I wanna hover car!" kind of way. Like, an actual I want to save up money and get one of those kind of way.


    Someone buy me a Gyrobike!

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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    now i can take my bike for a walk!!! no more need to actually getting on the bike anymore! genius
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    haxxorz Male 13-17
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    September 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I wanted to say that. -emo-

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    fghj Male 30-39
    392 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    what is this witchcraft.............i shall harness the power of this gyro bike and with it i shall rule the world!
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    Chaouse Male 13-17
    194 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    "Your bike simply can`t do this without the Gyrobike?" That makes no sense what so ever. I`m Taking AP english so i know my stuff. But besides that this is wow. i do want one and its not geeky.
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    dixon323 Male 18-29
    203 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    chaouse, i think the "Gyrobike" is just the front wheel, and not the whole bike. So technically it does make sense.
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    wow thats awesome... does that make me a geek?
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    YummyUkulele Female 13-17
    155 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    You know, training wheels and tricycles have been around for a long time if you`re looking for bicycling without handlebars without first learning how to properly balance yourself for that sort of task.
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    Mickets Male 30-39
    246 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    There is one problem with the gyrobike: the gyro is on the front wheel, so as well as keeping the bike steady, it also creates resistance to turn the wheel , so you won`t be able to turn the bike as easily, I guess.

    Why not put the gyro on the back wheel? If the bike starts to tople, the gyro will still counter balance, but not as much.

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    Thryonn Male 30-39
    86 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    Another problem is that the gyro takes extra energy to operate making it less efficient. So it will be slower and you will have to pedal harder to achieve the same speed as without.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 7:28 pm
    I have one of those Gyro-wheel thingies. They are cool and everything, but you can only make it spin in one direction. That means the bike won`t be able to go backwards. Also, as Thryonn said, you need more energy to spin it, and more energy to brake. Annd as Mikets said, its pretty hard to turn.
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    Intelligence Male 13-17
    177 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    If it uses more energy, it might be good for exercising with. The turning problem might pose quite the problem, of course.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    September 5, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    Or you could just get some training wheels and look really cool.
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    RickyGTO Male 18-29
    289 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 2:04 am
    Simply useless
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    seankerr001 Male 18-29
    140 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 2:08 am
    The 80`s music reminded me of Back to the Future, which reminded me that we still don`t have hoverboards. Get to work on that, Gyrobike people!!!
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    softball96 Female 13-17
    28 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 5:14 am
    its pretty cool for like little kids learnig how to ride honestly what does it do for other people
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    FreshMint Male 18-29
    181 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 5:36 am
    Clever for the kids. If they are good enough to bring this to market, they will make a lot of money.
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    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 8:44 am
    What`s the point?
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    Charizzo Male 18-29
    668 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 8:53 am
    Did the description remind anyone else of that vehicle Mr. Garrison made in South Park? The IT, where there were 4 handles, 2 for your hands, 2 for umm... well I`ll let you figure it out.
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    CyberSief Female 70 & Over
    46 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 9:22 am
    I think it would be only useful for children, other than that why don`t you get ON your bike, and HOLD onto the handlebars.
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    xxclichkexx Female 13-17
    192 posts
    September 6, 2008 at 9:46 am
    I can ride my bike with no handlebars...
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    September 6, 2008 at 10:10 am
    its cool, problem is, kids will never learn to properly ride a bike because the bike rides itself!! man up and stay old school kids and learn to ride a bike with no hands by finding a big hill and jus go for it! then go flat :)
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    unsub Female 18-29
    924 posts
    September 7, 2008 at 3:49 am
    Agree with littlepete50, it`ll make it harder for kids to learn riding a bike properly.
    And if you already know how to ride a bike, why would you need this? According to the video, to ride without hands at 2 mph ... yeah, that`s really useful.

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