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Amazing (stupid) bike inventions

Old 03-10-20, 10:11 PM
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Amazing (stupid) bike inventions

How do people ever get funding for these crazy ideas. It's clear that most have absolutely zero chance of being widely adopted

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Old 03-11-20, 02:03 AM
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The foldable wheel is definitely quite amazingly stupid. The handlebars are pretty dumb too. The rest seem fair enough.
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Old 03-11-20, 07:24 AM
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I am more bothered by the guy leaving his water bottle on the bike when using the automatic lift. Gross.
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Old 03-11-20, 08:13 AM
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Finally! I have been waiting for someone to develop a wheel that can be switched from a wheelchair to a bike.
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Old 03-11-20, 08:24 AM
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I'm waiting for Ryobi to bring out one of those bolt on power packs that uses the 18v batteries because I've got tons of those.

Honestly the bayonet-mount handlebars seem pretty clever
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Old 03-11-20, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
I'm waiting for Ryobi to bring out one of those bolt on power packs that uses the 18v batteries because I've got tons of those.

Honestly the bayonet-mount handlebars seem pretty clever
Its only a matter of time. Ryobi on everything
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Old 03-11-20, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Honestly the bayonet-mount handlebars seem pretty clever
a) I don't see what problem they're solving
b) it would take a long time before I'd trust them with any spirited riding

The seat/bike lock wouldn't be a bad idea for a utility bike.
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Old 03-11-20, 09:12 AM
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Still waiting on the handlebar mounted EMP generator to disable cell phones.
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Why would anybody want handlebars like that? Even if you didn't have to worry about them snapping when you hit a pothole at speed, how often do you want to change your bone from road to fixie and back?
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E-Bikes should be on the list of stupid inventions.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
The foldable wheel is definitely quite amazingly stupid. The handlebars are pretty dumb too. The rest seem fair enough.
The handlebars would work great on my Bike Friday. Looks like it might better system then what is currently on them and would be ‘tool-less’ assembly, which is alway a plus in a hotel room. I alway need to have a Allen wrench on me for the first ride because the handbags are never quite right the first time.
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E-Bikes should be on the list of stupid inventions.
They can be sexy.. though I understand the correct pronunciation of this model is really doo doo
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Old 03-11-20, 08:27 PM
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The vertical wall storage system is neat. I bet it's at least 80x more expensive than the hooks I have screwed into my wall.
I could see the appeal for an upper middle class family where the petite wife has a 40# cruiser bike. And for kids, I guess.


I still like my hooks though.
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Old 03-12-20, 06:14 AM
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They can be sexy.. though I understand the correct pronunciation of this model is really doo doo
Looks like the top tube asploded.
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Old 03-13-20, 11:28 AM
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Still waiting on the handlebar mounted EMP generator to disable cell phones.
Garmin Varias do give beeps on people's in-car radar detectors. Not the common "cop car" band that someone would tap the brakes for, but, they'd probably pay attention for a few seconds.

I'd actually be down with auto manufacturers adding a cyclist alert that operates on a known band where a cyclist would carry the transmitter. Useless in Denmark or somewhere super busy, but super useful in other situations.
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Finally! I have been waiting for someone to develop a wheel that can be switched from a wheelchair to a bike.
Oh, IDK, the wheelchair would be nice for a recovery ride.
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Old 03-13-20, 04:09 PM
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Oh, IDK, the wheelchair would be nice for a recovery ride.
And lose our twiggy cyclists arms?!
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