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    What about really odd designs?

    What really odd bikes are still out there?

    Here's an Alenax MTB from the mid-80s that I own. It's pretty impractical for trail use, but at least the designer thought "outside the box." It was a good try, but pedals that don't turn circles was not the answer to a problem that anyone was having.


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    Holy cow!

    How does that thing work? I'm assuming the cranks and pedals just swing in a small forward arc.

    I had an early 80s Houdaille Power Cam road bike that I bought new and that setup was 'different" enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    How does that thing work? I'm assuming the cranks and pedals just swing in a small forward arc.
    Your guess on the "pedaling" style is correct. The pedals move up and down with a motion very similar to a stair-climber machine at the gym. At low speeds it's fun, however if you try to go fast the rapid up and down motion is difficult to maintain. Shifting gears is awkard, and chaning tires with a chain on both sides of the rear wheel is eventful too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Your guess on the "pedaling" style is correct. The pedals move up and down with a motion very similar to a stair-climber machine at the gym. At low speeds it's fun, however if you try to go fast the rapid up and down motion is difficult to maintain. Shifting gears is awkard, and chaning tires with a chain on both sides of the rear wheel is eventful too.
    *cough*ebay*cough*cough

    I dare you to ride that next time we hit up Fremont Older!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I dare you to ride that next time we hit up Fremont Older!
    I'll side it at Shoreline if we go there.

    For $100 I thought it was a good buy for cruising around the pits at the 24 Hour races. It certainly turns heads, which is unusual for any race team that I'm on.

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