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MAILLOT JAUNE

"The Stringbike"

I copied this from cn forum - I'd love to try it out. Has anyone any experience / insight into this bike?

"A Hungarian design team has unveiled a new chainless bike, powered by steel wires, that easily disassembles and can be organized for touring or racing.

The “Stringbike” uses two steel cables attached to pulleys, which move on swinging kidney-shaped discs as you pedal. The discs replace a traditional round gear system, and you can install different discs depending on your needs"
http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/art...grease-and-increasing-cool-factor
bergaretxebe

I guess that for the city and "easy rides" it may work, but I don't see it being use in road bikes or mountain bikes, it seems too fragile.

However it could a great training tool, (if I got it right) you can pedal with each leg independently and keep both feet on the pedals, but maybe is just my imagination!!!
MAILLOT JAUNE

bergaretxebe wrote:
However it could a great training tool, (if I got it right) you can pedal with each leg independently and keep both feet on the pedals, but maybe is just my imagination!!!


That's the impression I got. Basically you can change the tension of each wire on each pedal so that one side can be harder or easier to pedal than the other (if that makes sense?)

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