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 Post subject: We ride the past...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:42 pm 
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...is this the future?
Yes, I know it's not retro but it seems a bloody good design, no mechs to go wrong: https://www.gigadgets.com/newsbike
Why didn't I think of this.


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 Post subject: Re: We ride the past...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Love it.


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 Post subject: Re: We ride the past...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:10 pm 
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Looks clean, but shaft drive bikes have been around for many years, so this is more the past also :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:14 pm 
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Concepts not original and I bet its going to be eye wateringly expensive for spares, with no stockists 2/3yrs after production.


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 Post subject: Re: We ride the past...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:37 pm 
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The bit they don't say is that they haven't yet worked out how to change gear. Therefore most of the cassette is just decoration. Each 'tooth' of the shaft is a tiny bearing - so each has to be lubed and kept clean.

It's vapourware.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:42 pm 
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Once we reverse engineer an Alien antigravity motor, the hover board will be a massive hit for Crimbo 2025.


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 Post subject: Re: We ride the past...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:46 pm 
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can it survive a British muddy winter? Those teeth look warn out already.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:23 pm 
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jeez, you wouldnt want to get tangled up in that ... like a modern day Ben Hur :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:28 pm 
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Linkage forks are making a comeback too.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Looks SICK!

Though any tolerance slop between teeth and the drive-shaft? it'll be a strip fest. You need a guard over the shaft and rear cassette.

Road only, wouldn't even try to off-road that, Twig's, Rocks/Pebbles, Mud whatever.


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