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The £5,500 QTvan is the world’s smallest caravan and is so named because it caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: queuing, tea and caravans. Inside, there's a tea service, a 19-inch flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock book shelves, a full-sized single bed and kettle. It's even available for short vacations, though with a 30-mile range and six-mph top end, it won't get you much further than the park.
A canteen/tool pack mounted to the rear of the seat holds 42 ounces of water which is made accessible to the rider via a frame-routed tube system that ends in a tethered valve held securely to the handlebars with magnets. It has two patent-pending retractable magnetic reels that allow the rider to safely and easily access the bite valve.
"is a human-powered, light-weight carbon-fiber vehicle that allows you to get a running start and then simply put your legs up to get into a horizontal hang gliding position using a body-harness”
The socks feature a reflective patch on the back, which, once you’ve tucked your trousers into them (to prevent the chain jamming) adds to making you as visible as possible on the road, and the gloves have a reflective arrow patch on each side, so you can signal before you turn with added visibility. Pack of two socks, or two gloves - one size and unisex, with sewn on reflective patches.
What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.
"Excentricity is defined as a deviation from what is ordinary or customary. To match this definition we couln´t just modify an existing vehicle but had to start designing something new from scratch. The result is a completely new driving concept: The driver lies headlong on his three-wheeled vehicle and accelerates the "EX" with sprawled out arms up to 30 km/h.
Eccentrically is also how the steering works: A specially developed joint tilts the back wheel and leans the driver´s weight dynamically into the curve.
The driver controls the vehicle with brake and gas handles and by tilting the back wheel with its body"
Front-drive 750 Watt / 36 volt Brushless DC Motor
Two-Wheel Drive, 7 speeds...
"I can accelerate, brake, and corner with aplomb, even on the vile snowpack/sheet ice mix the plows leave in the bike lanes. The zip ties dig nicely into the hardest packed surfaces, but they're thin enough not to bounce the bike around at low speed or on short pavement sections. "
A company called StringBike, has developed new drivetrain technology for bicycles that "placement of the chain and gears on one side of the frame on a traditional bike causes a subtle, although not unnoticeable, asymmetrical pedaling experience." "It allows for continuous pushing of the rear wheel on both sides of the bike (whereas on a normal bike, usually only one leg is doing the pushing at a time as it goes around in a circle). " It’s essentially like having two chains on each side, both connected to the rear hub — only it’s high-strength cord, not chain. Watch the String Bike in action.
if you remembered this YikeBike from New Zealand? We first saw the Yike Bike over a year ago. Now it is available in the U.S. for 'just' $3,595. The YikeBike is a carbon-fiber electric bike, weights only 22 pounds (10.8 kg), is capable of going up to 6.2 miles on a single charge, and tops out around 14mph. You ride it by sitting on the combined saddle/handlebar, and when you reach the destination, you can fold the bike, and put the in a bag. Watch it in action!
Bob Maddox built the latest jet bike combined twin jet engines, it is a contracted project for another presumably crazy biker who wants to ride the damned thing. According to Maddox, who did five test runs on the bike before handing it over to its new owner, it does 0-60 in “maybe five seconds.” Handling is “smooth and stable,” although it’s so powerful that it “wants to pull your arms off.”