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    Cool bicycle suspension

    Here's a cool bike that I spyed at the Power to the peaceful concert on Saturday in Golden gate park. Besides having an array of led lights and other bright lights, this bike incorporates a synthesizer and speakers; it's a rolling rave!!

    I was especially impressed with the stretched out frame, and the old school wooden suspension for the seat.


    Check it out!!
    Click on the pic for a closeup:



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    Default Re: bicycle suspension

    Now that's kinda "funky" looking FS bike. . .
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    That's pretty wild. It took me a while to figure out why his center-stand was so elaborate. It serves also as passenger foot rests.
    I'd hate to pedal that uphill...with a passenger.

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    Default Re: bicycle suspension

    Maybe you get them to help you push it uphill.

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    Default Re: bicycle suspension

    Upon closer inspection, it appears this guy or girl has some talent....
    Notice the custom pedals, what appears to be a generator by the back wheel, and the clamps for the triple trees look custom made. There are disc brakes up front, and the coupler on the bottom downtube looks machined....interesting
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    Default Re: bicycle suspension

    IIRC, those main tube couplers can be purchased. They resemble a unit I saw online somewhere.

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    Call me crazy but I think there is an electric motor in that contraption

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    The geometry of the bicycle is known as "crank forward" that relieves pressure on the palms, back, and neck; it also lets the rider have a flat-footed stance when stopped. Here is a website from RANS Bicycles (of course there are other makers of crank forwards): Crank Foward. Crank forwards are sometimes thought of as a step between regular "diamond frame" road bicycles and recumbents.

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    Default Re: bicycle suspension

    Those are the only pics I have, but if you're REALLY curious, I added the full sized images as clickable links on the 1st post, so you can get a closer look at this crazy contraption.

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