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A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 09, 2006 06:50AM
From the great minds of Purdue University:

[news.uns.purdue.edu]

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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 09, 2006 08:10AM
It was on the cover of Time a couple months ago and they already have a
production contract - supposed to be available this spring



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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: January 09, 2006 08:32AM
"This bicycle, which is for toddlers, was designed with my 4-year-old son, Kevin, in mind."

Brilliant two-spoke wheel design. Not only can a child's hand fit through but their entire head. Population control is the ticking timebomb for the planet, and I'm glad to see Purdue doing their part to reduce our numbers. I wonder if they incorporated a differential in the rear hub so the wheels can turn independently in tight cornering. If so the scissor action should be even more effective at decapitation. Let the litigation begin! Gentlemen, start your lawsuits!


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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 09, 2006 08:50AM
I love those glass is half-empty types.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: bangman
Date: January 09, 2006 09:06AM
Or, one man's bicycle is another man's guillotine.



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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 09, 2006 09:26AM
slip off, place nuts in open area, wheels close.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 09, 2006 09:41AM
I believe that is just an illustration of concept - not actual product

Solid wheel side perhaps on production models ?



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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: kap
Date: January 09, 2006 11:11AM
wheel covers.

Kap



SoCal for now.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: davester
Date: January 09, 2006 11:14AM
I don't see the point of this other than removing the parent from the moment of a kid learning how to ride a bike...one of those golden moments in child-parent interaction.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 09, 2006 11:50AM
Yeah, mine have all screamed bloody murder when I forced them to ride/crash/ride/crash/ride/crash.

The best place to do it is on the pole-vault lane in a track. grass on both side, wide enough to ride in. That's what I do. They learned in about 20 minutes.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: Wolf Larsen
Date: January 09, 2006 12:20PM
It'll probably have ordinary spokes. That way you can only chop off your fingers...Man I hate typing with a pencil in my mouth.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: January 09, 2006 01:26PM
The nice thing about the pole-vault lane is that after they've ridden for fifty feet they get the thrill of flying over the handlebars onto a soft landing zone. What the world really needs is bikes with airbags. Or Michelin-man suits that inflate automatically when the bike stops suddenly or all contact between rider and machine is lost. Mountain bikers would love it.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 09, 2006 04:39PM
well, they have the motorcycle airbag(s) now. (Oh, Gov. Terminator!!)
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: kap
Date: January 09, 2006 04:43PM
He still ended up with a swollen lip though ;)

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> well, they have the motorcycle airbag(s) now. (Oh,
> Gov. Terminator!!)






SoCal for now.
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Re: A bicycle for all ages
Posted by: bill b
Date: January 09, 2006 04:54PM
If you're sitting on the seat, how do you get your head stuck in a tire ?

I rather like the concept for dogs that chase bikes.

Ammonia only works as well as one can aim.
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