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General Category => Freewheeling => The Dark Side => Topic started by: Palinurus on April 03, 2013, 09:31:53 pm

Title: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: Palinurus on April 03, 2013, 09:31:53 pm
So I have an automated eBay search for bikes for sale within a certain radius of my house.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Recumbent-Bike-SKY-BIKE-DELUX-PREMIUM-/200911611432?var=&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123

Wonder how much that weighs?

It does have a steering wheel and a beeper tho'.
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: loadsabikes on April 03, 2013, 10:28:30 pm
That does look seriously shite.
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: Kim on April 03, 2013, 10:35:47 pm
Do check the website... WWW.SKY-BIKE.CO.UK (http://www.sky-bike.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 04, 2013, 12:02:25 am
And it's only £2k. Bargainacious!

Hmm, the inventors would appear to be Polish. Well, I've never seen anything like it there and really doubt I ever will!
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: cycleman on April 04, 2013, 10:29:42 am
looks like it  needs e assist to go up hill  ??? :facepalm:
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: Dibdib on April 04, 2013, 12:03:34 pm
I don't know why, but it reminds me of a Honda Goldwing. (shudder)

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History:0 sold

Oh the shock(!)
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: loadsabikes on April 04, 2013, 03:31:24 pm
I don't know why, but it reminds me of a Honda Goldwing. (shudder)

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History:0 sold

Oh the shock(!)
But slightly heavier!!

The claims in the 'specifications' make quite amusing reading though.
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: Cunobelin on April 08, 2013, 09:36:12 pm
And it's only £2k. Bargainacious!

Hmm, the inventors would appear to be Polish. Well, I've never seen anything like it there and really doubt I ever will!

I have!

It is very much based on the original Mochet  (http://www.mochet.org/Liegerader/liegerader.html)design pioneered all these years ago in the 1930's

(http://www.jstevenwood.com/images/IMG_1002.JPG)

(http://www.colyer.plus.com/danny/stable/velocar3.jpg)



Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: clarion on April 14, 2013, 08:20:04 am
I'm pretty certain one version of the Mochet style had a steering wheel, too.
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: Pickled Onion on April 14, 2013, 10:55:07 am
I don't get it - why a steering wheel? It's not as if it can turn several revolutions, and if it did gear down the steering would make using the brakes a problem.
Title: Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
Post by: Tigerbiten on April 15, 2013, 08:02:57 am
I don't get it - why a steering wheel? It's not as if it can turn several revolutions, and if it did gear down the steering would make using the brakes a problem.
It gives it nice smooth edges so it won't damage a car when they swerve into it due to the driver laughing to much .................  ;D