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Old July 4th 19, 07:16 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Old July 4th 19, 10:41 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 4. 7. 2019 8:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs


I have seen lots of weird and wonderful(?) bike designs come and go,
but, really, for practically, nothing much has improved on the original
1890's Raleigh "safety" bicycle.
https://i0.wp.com/www.oldbike.eu/mus...Raleigh_02.jpg
Of course present-day bikes are made of other materials and have other
additions, bu the basic design is the same.
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Old July 4th 19, 11:01 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 04/07/2019 07:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs


Number 10 looks interesting.
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Old July 4th 19, 11:08 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 04/07/2019 11:01, JNugent wrote:
On 04/07/2019 07:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs



Number 10 looks interesting.

Agreed, also the saddle looks far more comfy than a conventional one.


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Old July 4th 19, 11:11 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 04/07/2019 11:08, Bod wrote:
On 04/07/2019 11:01, JNugent wrote:
On 04/07/2019 07:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs




Number 10 looks interesting.

Agreed, also the saddle looks far more comfy than a conventional one.


Adding to that, No 5 looks like it was designed for a deformed Alien.


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Old July 4th 19, 12:42 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 04/07/2019 11:08, Bod wrote:
On 04/07/2019 11:01, JNugent wrote:
On 04/07/2019 07:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs


Number 10 looks interesting.

Agreed, also the saddle looks far more comfy than a conventional one.


For boulevards only. A riding position like that makes it extremely hard
to pedal on any kind on incline, even if it had a backrest.

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Old July 4th 19, 12:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 04/07/2019 12:42, TMS320 wrote:
On 04/07/2019 11:08, Bod wrote:
On 04/07/2019 11:01, JNugent wrote:
On 04/07/2019 07:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs


Number 10 looks interesting.

Agreed, also the saddle looks far more comfy than a conventional one.


For boulevards only. A riding position like that makes it extremely hard
to pedal on any kind on incline, even if it had a backrest.

Yes it looks awkward.


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Old July 7th 19, 07:26 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Thu, 4 Jul 2019 11:41:52 +0200
Peter Keller wrote:

On 4. 7. 2019 8:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs


I have seen lots of weird and wonderful(?) bike designs come and go,
but, really, for practically, nothing much has improved on the
original 1890's Raleigh "safety" bicycle.


Starley's "Rover" is generally considered to be the original
(successful) safety bicycle.

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Old July 7th 19, 08:58 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 7. 7. 2019 8:26, Rob Morley wrote:
On Thu, 4 Jul 2019 11:41:52 +0200
Peter Keller wrote:

On 4. 7. 2019 8:16, Bod wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/49851...icycle-designs


I have seen lots of weird and wonderful(?) bike designs come and go,
but, really, for practically, nothing much has improved on the
original 1890's Raleigh "safety" bicycle.


Starley's "Rover" is generally considered to be the original
(successful) safety bicycle.

And the basic design lives on --
It must be one of the most successful transport designs ever. For the
first time humans could travel faster than s/he could run or ride a horse.
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Old July 7th 19, 09:42 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sun, 7 Jul 2019 09:58:18 +0200
Peter Keller wrote:

On 7. 7. 2019 8:26, Rob Morley wrote:


Starley's "Rover" is generally considered to be the original
(successful) safety bicycle.

And the basic design lives on --
It must be one of the most successful transport designs ever. For the
first time humans could travel faster than s/he could run or ride a
horse.


I don't think the safety was as fast as the ordinary initially, it was
just a less hazardous way of going relatively fast, especially downhill.

 




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