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    revolutionary bikes...

    wow,
    check these out !
    http://www.mountainbiketales.com/Verdra3.htm

    I was wondering how you take a turn with them... I'll post the answer later.
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    LOL They look goofy
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    I think I've seen them before in a Dr.Suess cartoon.

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    lol why did we never get **** like that when i was young
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    The Viper "That's right, no rear hub. The rear wheel has a special magnetically polarized rim that is suspended inside the frame, where it floats inside a magnetic suspension field."
    A magnetic drive train also. That would be novel. I am real curious about all these bikes.

    Disk Brakes on both wheels.

    The Scorpion drive train is a mystery also. I wonder what these will cost.
    Last edited by Leoslocks; August 18th, 2005 at 10:45 AM.

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    I found something interesting here.
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    I was going to say the same; straight out of Dr. Seuss.

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    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaah, you ruined my tread. I was still waiting.
    They are fake indeed, ... http://www.drawthrough.com/tutorials/indoorbike.html
    Especially one can wonder how to turn the front wheel on most of them or how some parts are just hanging in the air.
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    the magnetic wheel idea isnt fake though, ive seen them on motorcycles where there is only one block about 4" that surrounds the wheel towards the upper part. the rest of the rim is open in the air, completely suspended by the magnet, no hub spokes or axel. ive only seen this on the front rim though, as the rear needs some sort of drivetrain

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    The power of Photoshop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponch
    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaah, you ruined my tread. I was still waiting.
    I apologize for ruining your fun.
    As for turning the bike, I thought it was something like the Bimota Tesi and Yamaha GTS1000 with center hub steering.

    Only when I read internal hydro-drive technology, I suspect something amiss and searched the web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratt
    I apologize for ruining your fun.
    I knew someone would, as it is to be found on kontraband's first page, but I wasn't expecting it that fast.
    Still I would have kept it short as I myself was pretty frustrated to find out.
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