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    Chainless bike

    No, not belt or shaft drive, chainless. Geometry looks "interesting."

    https://www.adaptnetwork.com/gear/new-chainless-bike

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    I can't believe there's actually 23 people backing this scam...I mean project.

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    Engineered for Comfort

    At first glance riding Chainless may look difficult , however Chainless provides a far superior experience than any traditional bike. How is that possible? With the pedals more towards the back, riding Chainless more closely emulates walking. This will decrease muscle soreness and fatigue for a more comfortable ride.
    All your weight leaning forward on your crotch. Looks real comfortable. What could go wrong?



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    A unicycle with a steering wheel?
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    I guess if you ride one of these bikes you don't need a helmet. 😕

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    Developed by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee reconstruction? A PT clinic?

    This really looks like a great example of an answer to a question no one asked. Unless that question was "how can we combine the stress of a single speed and the discomfort of an awkward fit"

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    Pathetic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    A unicycle with a steering wheel?
    It has NOT ONE but TWO tri-spoke wheels!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keoki View Post
    I can't believe there's actually 23 people backing this scam...I mean project.
    KickStarter and Indiegogo are great places for the scientifically illiterate masses to freely give away their money. Over 1400 people backed the Fontus self-filling water bottle, but it's a complete dud. When I first saw the marketing video my spidey sense started tingling, and then sure enough Thunderf00t confirmed my suspicions.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/f...port-camping#/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauronHimself View Post
    KickStarter and Indiegogo are great places for the scientifically illiterate masses to freely give away their money. Over 1400 people backed the Fontus self-filling water bottle, but it's a complete dud. When I first saw the marketing video my spidey sense started tingling, and then sure enough Thunderf00t confirmed my suspicions.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/f...port-camping#/


    It isn't just for fleecing the scientifically illiterate...


    International billion-dollar megacorps have taken to using pseudonyms to get "fans" to gift them R&D money....not knowing the money is not going to a guy in a basement/garage....Take ZTE phones for example, by how they talk on Twitter and forums and Kickstarter you'd never guess they were a billion-dollar electronics corp.
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    Finally! Our long nightmare of chains is over!

    I just told my broker to sell my entire portfolio of bicycle chain stocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrac View Post
    No, not belt or shaft drive, chainless.
    But why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland44 View Post
    But why?
    Childhood memory maybe?

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    ^ It's a front wheel drive.

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    I want a bike where 5 mph/30 RPM seems to be the max!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Childhood memory maybe?

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    ^ It's a front wheel drive.
    Seat's too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Seat's too low.
    Big difference is you can ride a tricycle without your nuts going numb.

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    What's wrong with this picture? Hint: QR.

    What's wrong with this picture? Hint: QR.
    Serious cyclists are obviously not the inventors. Or, not the target market.Chainless bike-unchained.jpg

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    The target market is those with numb nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    Big difference is you can ride a tricycle without your nuts going numb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Seat's too low.
    Seat's not level either
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    One day, I was feeling really down and depressed. I couldn't figure out why. Then I realized, it was because of the backbreaking toil and wasted time of chain maintenance. Which lube to use? Ugh! This was taking so much out of my riding pleasure.

    Along came the chainless bike! My life has changed forever! No more chains or cassettes to wear out! No more worrying about keeping up with the B+ and A group. I then only had to worry about keeping up with toddlers on trikes and training wheel bikes. Soon after riding this chainless bike regularly, I wrecked my knees so badly, I now no longer have to worry about riding at all, much less being able to walk!

    Yep, life is so much better now.
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    [QUOTE=aintskeerd;5151231]I guess if you ride one of these bikes you don't need a helmet. 

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    I know a guy who has a cousin whose ex-boyfriend's brother-in-law had his leg amputated by an exploding bike chain.

    I suspect this kind of catastrophe happens more than we care to admit to our chain-addicted selves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    All your weight leaning forward on your crotch. Looks real comfortable.
    to compensate a little, the riders in the video pedal from arches of their feet. or the design prevents where the foot should go on the pedal.

    and why an independent rear fork? clowns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    to compensate a little, the riders in the video pedal from arches of their feet. or the design prevents where the foot should go on the pedal.

    and why an independent rear fork? clowns?
    Now that you mention it, this is the bicycle breakthrough that not only clowns have been waiting for, but also bears that ride bikes as part of their job.

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