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Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« on: May 01, 2008, 12:25:19 pm »
Last weekend I went to the 'spezialradmesse' in Germershiem. My photos from the event are here.

Plenty of recumbents and folders on show, as well as other interesting and unusual bikes.  :thumbsup:

Don't ask.

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Re: Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 12:41:05 pm »
Nice pics, you have an eye for details!
But what on earth is this?


http://www.flickr.com/photos/11609065@N08/2455172494/in/set-72157604810977346/

That Bernds folder seem like a good alternative to Brompton! Did you have a go?

http://www.bernds.de/E/raeder.htm
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Re: Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 12:51:01 pm »
Looks like some sort of reciprocating drive to me, just not very elegantly engineered. Perhaps because it's intended to be retrofittable to a normal transmission?

The Trice-based velomobile looks tempting...
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Re: Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 12:55:51 pm »
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But what on earth is this?

Looks like it changes the circular motion of pedaling to a back and forth movement.

As to why? I'm not sure. Maybe useful to people with limited leg mobility(?).

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That Bernds folder seem like a good alternative to Brompton! Did you have a go?

I didn't try one, nor did I spend much time looking at them for that matter. Folded size looks like its larger than the brompton tho'. Me, I'm after a birdy.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 01:03:26 pm »
Treadle drive, nice. :thumbsup:
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Re: Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 01:14:54 pm »
Something for all you Trek-ies fans out there!



Rocket engine optional? :D
Did see some of those at PBP last year. Only participents that stayed some what dry...
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Re: Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 02:12:04 pm »
If my squintling eyesight and dodgy memory-branes are working, the gadget on the trailer is a Velérique like wot this is:


Brands Hatch, 1982 (though the bike had been in production for some years by then).
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Re: Spezialradmesse Aka 'Spezi'
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 02:27:21 pm »
You truly are the font of all knowledge about obscure HPVs, your worship  :)
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