BikePGH!

Move over, fat bike.

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J Z

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Mar 25 2014 at 2:05pm #

Dude.

http://gizmodo.com/this-monster-truck-trike-will-stop-you-from-sinking-on-1551228541


erok

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Mar 25 2014 at 2:34pm #

that thing needs a bumper on the front


jonawebb

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Mar 25 2014 at 2:44pm #

I don’t get why two wheels only on the front. Is it because this

is too embarrassing?


edward m

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Mar 25 2014 at 9:58pm #

Would be very dangerous to ride that pedal cart on the street.


reddan

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Mar 26 2014 at 7:29am #

@Jon: driving two wheels is actually a minor pain in the butt, mechanically speaking. You need to choose between A) drive only one of the wheels, B) force both wheels to turn at the same speed (which really sucks when one wheel is on firm ground and the other is in loose stuff), or C) add a differential ($$$ + weight).

Not that it can’t be done…the old Schwinn Town & Country upright trikes had a rear differential, and there’s plenty of (expensive, limited-production) trikes and quads with multiple drive wheels. It just adds complexity and cost.

I don’t know about the narrow gap between the front wheels on the Juggernaut…seems like it’d be tippy. My gut instinct would be for a wide-spaced design more like the Hammerhead:


byogman

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Mar 26 2014 at 7:59am #

This who thread is rather silly, so let’s just keep that going with a real flintstones car:

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/more-on-pedal-power-victory.html


Pierce

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Mar 26 2014 at 12:54pm #

Perhaps next we need a snorkel and truck nuts


StuInMcCandless

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Mar 26 2014 at 5:03pm #

I look at that thing and my Luddite circuitry energizes. Oh, I suppose it has its place, but it must weigh north of 50#, and after some point, seems it must get tiresome having to lug around all that mass, irrespective of the riding surface. Somewhat like using a Ford F-450 industrial truck for one’s commuter vehicle.


edmonds59

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Mar 26 2014 at 7:22pm #

I’ve always wanted to try riding one of these little guys, Piaggio MP3. The leaning mechanism is phenomenal.

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