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    New GENUS ...of Bicycle... Can you make this Sunnycle

    A few days ago accidentally invented a new kind of recumbent bicycle

    I made pictures(drawings) of this bike

    and because I am unable to do it ...
    ... and looks forward to seeing who will do it first


    It is:

    ...FrontWheelsDrive (lever)
    ...BothWheelsSteering (body)

    - lighter
    - faster
    - Front wheel drive
    - With an excellent aero-dynamic
    - The pedals move independently of one another
    - multi - speed lever drive
    - Free - Hands bicycle
    - Turbo Mode
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    Good to see some new ideas, here.

    I'd be curious to know how it rides as you seem to steer with the back wheel...

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    I'd like to see some climbing/tech section reviews with that FWD. And is this a singlespeed?

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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    So that backwards looking thing is front wheel drive I assume. Looks like that wheel is frighteningly close to the riders package area.
    Interesting concept, but that hta looks to be about 50 deg. Might be a little floppy.
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    yeah, uh............bikes
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    very creative.

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    When you're lying through ... body steering
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    I must be immature. That last pick made me snicker.

    Gr8 idea btw!

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    Reminds me of that South Park episode with Mr. Garrison on the Wheel thing.
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    it's called a rear-steer recumbent.

    http://www.google.ca/images?q=rear-s...w=1239&bih=790
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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    Except he seems to be laying on the steering linkage. Another recumbent that'd do okay on the road but would have virtually zero use on trails.

    Better than anything I've ever designed though.
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    I hope he doesn't slip off the pedals !!!

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    ...bws
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    ?? ... with Lever Drive

    The power transmitted through human ... x ... pedal to the whee


    If he rode a bicycle to drive with Lever Support (shoulders) ... he will be able to exercise this power, pressure on the pedals - x3 - x6 X-Bwt(Exact Bodyweight)

    If he rode a bicycle with a simple round Chainring
    ... under pressure on the pedals will vary between X 0.3 - X 1 X-Bwt (support is gravity)

    Adding:
    ... simple construction
    ... the possibility of simultaneously pressing both pedals
    ... short pressure or pressure long ... you choose !..
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    ?? ... Is it a one-speed drive only?

    ...multi-speed lever drive system
    …ratio is x1 to x5
    Last edited by sunny_fruit; 08-31-2013 at 12:47 PM.

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    ?? ... Control and support of the saddle-back
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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    it's called a rear-steer recumbent.

    http://www.google.ca/images?q=rear-s...w=1239&bih=790

    actually, it looks like a combo of a recumbant and a eliptigo--using the eliptigo drive.

    http://www.elliptigo.com/product/description/

    My problem with this is that powerlifting does not translate to endurance effort. Going to ride this as fast as you can for 100 yards?

    BTW, sunny fruit, although you gave this a lot of thought, you should research the literature. There is a lot out there, most invented around 1900. Also, on a normal bike, one can exert more than their body weight. You simply use the handlebars to pull against when you are out of the saddle (like doing a deadlift). Singlespeeders use this as part of the normal riding style. Also, for exercise sake, this is great because it helps work out the upper body.
    Last edited by lidarman; 02-20-2011 at 09:42 PM.

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    It's interesting enough to want to see a built version and at least ride it around at interbike for shlitz and giggles. I love these types of designs, and this one is a unique combination of ideas. I like it.

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    Re-newal ... joint between the two parts of the bicycle frame is a little more specific ... when cornering, the front wheel tilt ... so both tires move after another ...
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    the prone position/lever drive can't be that bad of an idea. Graeme Obree is about to take a crack at the world human-powered land speed record on one of his own design in less than two weeks.
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    Looks like something from a Southpark Episode...I know, I'm a d!ck
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