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The Gyrobike: Geeky, but Cool

Hits: 12107 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Science | Added by: triplej
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Female, 18-29, Europe
 892 Posts
Sunday, September 07, 2008 3:49:59 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.

littlepete50
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1364 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:10:13 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 :)

xxclichkexx
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 190 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 9:46:47 AM
I can ride my bike with no handlebars...

CyberSief
Female, 70 & Over, Africa
 46 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 9:22:07 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.

Charizzo
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1704 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 8:53:23 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.

Poreka
Female, 13-17, Europe
 710 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 8:44:10 AM
What's the point?

FreshMint
Male, 18-29, Europe
 181 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 5:36:38 AM
Clever for the kids. If they are good enough to bring this to market, they will make a lot of money.

softball96
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 28 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 5:14:49 AM
its pretty cool for like little kids learnig how to ride honestly what does it do for other people

seankerr001
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 139 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 2:08:54 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!!!

RickyGTO
Male, 18-29, Western US
 291 Posts
Saturday, September 06, 2008 2:04:17 AM
Simply useless

Negative_One
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2586 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 8:52:17 PM
Or you could just get some training wheels and look really cool.

Intelligence
Male, 13-17, Western US
 198 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 8:41:19 PM
If it uses more energy, it might be good for exercising with. The turning problem might pose quite the problem, of course.

TheSharpest
Male, 18-29, S. America
 1774 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 7:28:23 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.

Thryonn
Male, 30-39, Canada
 87 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 6:21:16 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.

Mickets
Male, 30-39, S. America
 228 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 6:11:35 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.


YummyUkulele
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 157 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 6:06:04 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.

shortsagitar
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 676 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 5:12:59 PM
wow thats awesome... does that make me a geek?

dixon323
Male, 18-29, Western US
 199 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 4:48:42 PM
chaouse, i think the "Gyrobike" is just the front wheel, and not the whole bike. So technically it does make sense.

Chaouse
Male, 13-17, Western US
 199 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 4:29:43 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.

fghj
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 398 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 4:16:31 PM
what is this witchcraft.............i shall harness the power of this gyro bike and with it i shall rule the world!

haxxorz
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 556 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 4:03:47 PM
DAMN YOU BACKFAT.


I wanted to say that. -emo-


Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 3:52:41 PM
now i can take my bike for a walk!!! no more need to actually getting on the bike anymore! genius

opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 3:24:14 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).

Dude.

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!


Todesauge
Male, 18-29, Western US
 56 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 2:22:36 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.

8276069
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 53 Posts
Friday, September 05, 2008 1:32:44 PM
I wouldn't want that on my unicycle... Think it would probably just throw off your balance.

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