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  1. #1
    a lazy pedaler
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    no chain or belt?

    a friend sent me this one today...

    http://www.stringbike.com/

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    Oh sweet jesus... 'innovation' for the sake of innovating. So. F-ing. Stupid. It's like a cross between those push pedal scooters and biopace chainrings. Gag.

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    +1 this idea is silly. Too complex and not easily servicable. Shaft drive is a good option if you want no exposed drivetrain. www.biomega.com
    2012 SC NOMADc
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    I'm sure that would feel delightful for one of those "strings" to snap and nail you in that back of the leg as you're pounding up a hill...

    Gene

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    I'm working on a bubble gum chain prototype that you can chew when it's worn out.

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    Ride Responsibly
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    Notice the front qr rotating?

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    Agree. For an SS it is a lot of complexity. Unless it gains efficiency or saves weight, it is just a fun demonstration piece. One YouTube video shows that the rear wheel drops out and leaves the drives in place unmolested, for easy tire repair/wheel-tire swaps.

    Lateral forces? Just how narrow (to allow room for the drives = weak) is that rear wheel and how well will it take side forces? BTW the YouTube video of an actual bike has no rotating QR lever.

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