Author Topic: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike  (Read 1507 times)

Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« 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'.

Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 10:28:30 pm »
That does look seriously shite.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 10:35:47 pm »
Do check the website... WWW.SKY-BIKE.CO.UK
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #3 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!
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 10:29:42 am »
looks like it  needs e assist to go up hill  ??? :facepalm:
the slower you go the more you see

Dibdib

  • Fat'n'slow
Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #5 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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Oh the shock(!)

Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #6 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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Oh the shock(!)
But slightly heavier!!

The claims in the 'specifications' make quite amusing reading though.
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Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #7 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 design pioneered all these years ago in the 1930's








clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 08:20:04 am »
I'm pretty certain one version of the Mochet style had a steering wheel, too.
Getting there...

Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Um, jeez... Sky-Bike
« Reply #10 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