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Mr. Destructicity
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Well, my girlfriend just alerted me to the existence of this thing and all I have to say is… um, that’s weird…

http://fliz-concept.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH0yyYHir10

On a more serious side, I have no idea how this fits into any transportation system. It’s either a really slow bike or a really fast pedestrian. I’m not sure I’d like to be stuck in that posture for long rides. And I certainly don’t think I’d want to take it anywhere near a hill.


cburch
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designers designing just to design with no problem to solve…

product development as masturbation. sigh.


Anonymous
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I don’t like it. On a bike if I am going down I can unclip my feet and jump on them. Or I can jump of bike completely. If I use FLIZ then I don’t have a choice but go down with it.


Anonymous
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+1 cb, nailed it.

if it had some rear footrests / pegs it might be fun to scoot around on with some friends for a while, maybe some downhill activities or the like.

But as a practical application of a transportational solution i find it not only lacking, but obtusely futile.


Mr. Destructicity
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Frankly it strikes me as student industrial design work. I certainly hope their professors pointed all these problems out to them.

EDIT: And it’s up for the “James Dyson Award” which is for student designers, so yeah.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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My back, neck and crotch hurt just from watching that video.

That is an unbelievably stupid idea.


reddan
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That thing would be so much better if it had Aerospokes.


cburch
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^yes!!!!!


Vannevar
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I don’t get to use this word nearly enough:

Onanistic


StuInMcCandless
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Someone get me one of those things, and I’ll give it a real test: Round trip, McCandless to Downtown and back, twice: Once via my stream jump, trail, Babcock, and river trail; once via Perry, hike up 53 steps in West View, then Perrysville, and Federal, both down and up.

I also want to see what it’s like in rotten weather, perhaps even slush or snow.


mr marvelous
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I like Aerospokes


ejwme
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yes, but when coasting, you could pretend to be superman more believably than if you were sitting.

somebody ban that spammer, this has gotten stupid.


Erica
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Anonymous
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someone doesnt know their history…

<http://www.mortaljourney.com/2011/03/all-trends/penny-farthing-bicycle-and-the-history-of-the-bicycle&gt;

summation :

circa 1860 – similar idea – different design, pedal-less bike

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