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Postby AUbicycles » Sat May 12, 2007 9:53 pm

Hi, I have stumbeld across some interesting bikes on the net and though I would share these:


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Website: www.ktrakcycle.com

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"Zero Bike" is designed by Makota Makita and Hiroshi Tsuzaki from Tokyo, Japan. It is a lightweight bicycle powered by cranking magnetic pedals which rotate the tires suspended between other magnets.

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A Jet engine for your bike:
Website: www.simjet.com (no images of the bike though.. just the makers of the jet).

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Postby cludence » Sat May 12, 2007 11:09 pm

I want one of the Ktrak's! I saw a clip of it on utube a while back. It looks like fun, check them out riding one. -Sorry I cant remember how to shorten link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LaUvlnDyyI

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Postby europa » Sat May 12, 2007 11:19 pm

:shock:

And people think I'm mad.

That snow bike is rather wild isn't it.

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Postby cludence » Sat May 12, 2007 11:21 pm

I am not a snow fan but watching that clip makes me want to try one. Would be fun!

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Postby AUbicycles » Sun May 13, 2007 9:17 pm

Thanks for the link to the video. Two questions:

What happens when you hit power snow?
(I know the answer already... ie. not much)

How do you catch a ski lift? For a T-bar lift you need grab the bar and your handlebars at the same time which I could imagine being a bit tricky.

None the less, an interesting winter sport option, especially if you like drifting.

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Postby Mr888 » Mon May 14, 2007 6:31 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Thanks for the link to the video. Two questions:

What happens when you hit power snow?
(I know the answer already... ie. not much)

How do you catch a ski lift? For a T-bar lift you need grab the bar and your handlebars at the same time which I could imagine being a bit tricky.

None the less, an interesting winter sport option, especially if you like drifting.


I guess you'll have to ride it up the mountain..talk about an "uphill battle" :lol:

I'm sure you'll be able to take it up the chair lift...and as for powder snow...there's no danger of that in Australia...hahahaha :lol: :lol:

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Postby sogood » Mon May 14, 2007 6:37 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Thanks for the link to the video. Two questions:

What happens when you hit power snow?
(I know the answer already... ie. not much)

Basic. You'll just need to unweigh your front end. Powder skiing 101 really! What did your ski instructor teach you? :P

But Mr888 is right, there's not much worry of that in Oz.
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Postby DrEvil123 » Tue May 15, 2007 12:50 am

I want to take Zero Bike for a ride! It looks uncomfortable, but fast!
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Postby AUbicycles » Tue May 15, 2007 4:56 am

sogood wrote:Basic. You'll just need to unweigh your front end. Powder skiing 101 really! What did your ski instructor teach you? :P


I agree... but you know the cool feeling of gliding through power snow... well turning is part of it and I don't think that bike will do too well. Even on a snow board you turn and have to wait a bit until you start turning (on ski's and a snowboard it is about adjusting your body weight). I rekon this would be hard on a bike... infact steering on dry sand is possibly a comparison.

What did my first ski instructor teach me... well I got board and went off to carve some more ice (there wasn't much snow). I do know powder... but not from Australia!

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