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Date: 10/10/12 02:02 PM

19 Responses to Bicymple: The Bicycle, Simplified

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Link: Bicymple: The Bicycle, Simplified - No chain and a unique `swing & lock` rear wheel. Will hipsters line up around the block to buy this one?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Slap the apple logo on it, and its guaranteed to be a success.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    no
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    have fun going uphill
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    @ ScottSerious - Exactly what I was going to say. I`d like to see him peddle that thing up a decent hill - and what happens when you hit a good bump?
    And were all the artsy shots of the parking ramp really necessary?
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Um... The bicycle was already pretty simple.
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    yeahno, apart from the lack of gearing, the positioning would make for an exceptionally uncomfortable ride. Try cycling while seated and because your legs are further back relative to your body, your weight will be towards the front of your...er...gusset...ie, the balls.
    I, unlike this guy don`t enjoy sitting on my balls.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    Clowns have been riding these for years!
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    They had this in the 70`s, only it still had the chain drive there fore superior.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    fail. losing the chains is dumb, you can never pedal to get any real speed on this thing. you would wear your ass out trying to pedal that fast
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    that looked fun...up till 42nd second
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    jops360 Male 30-39
    689 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    the only thing I see wrong with this is the twin swivel design. It would make riding a bike like a unicycle. To much though involved to be simple. The gearing could be incorporated in the rear wheel easily and the design has its advantages. Namely the lack of a chain, I see this as a solid frame coming very soon.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    fail. losing the chains is dumb, you can never pedal to get any real speed on this thing. you would wear your ass out trying to pedal that fast
    And if that`s not bad enough, think about going up a steep hill.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    Looks like a modern day version of the penny farthing rear wheel drive version with the wheels equalized out and a couple o mods
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    What advantages does this have over a normal bicycle?

    I`m all for innovation and it`s particularly interesting with established things, but it needs to be better than the existing version. The only advantage I can see with this is increased manouverability at low speed, but what`s that good for? Bicycle dressage? In exchange, you lose gearing and stability. I think the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    It`s stupid, dangerous and unpractical. Sounds like hipster stuff to me.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    "Bicycle dressage?"

    HAHAHAHA! I can`t get this out of my head now. A bunch of hipsters in the crowd, watching Bicycle Dressage.

    Thanks!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:41 am
    It would be a lot easier to get what that thing was all about if they paid a trained film editor to produce the final product. All I see is a sequence of disconnected shots of some sort of epileptic contraption being ridden round a car-park
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 7:39 am
    looks a little unsteady

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