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Sideways Bike

Two wheel steering bicycle that travels sideways
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Introducing a two wheel steering bicycle that travels sideways.


sideways, Dec 22 2003

For Your Convenience... http://www.sidewaysbike.com
side's link as a link. [lostdog, Oct 04 2004]


       its a pushme-pullyou.   

       advertisement? on yer bike!
po, Dec 22 2003

Letsbuildafort, Dec 22 2003

       reensure, seriously, what evening class have you been taking lately?
po, Dec 22 2003

       So you invented the sidesaddle. Yay. Come here and let me slap you [sideways].
phoenix, Dec 22 2003

       hmmm, you have just got rather obscure.of course obscure is lovely.. kinda soul mate stuff!
po, Dec 22 2003

       Yeah, I have to agree that this is baked; but still - good work, [sideways]! Not sure how practical your bike would be, but it certainly looks like fun. The riding position looks a little unnatural, though (better to face the way you're going), but if, as I secretly hope, working the pedals in a backwards makes the bike go in the other direction, then it would make perfect sense. The two-handed steering mechanism must make for a pretty tight turning circle.   

       Have you considered a tandem version, with the riders seated back-to-back? Between the two of you you'd have a 360 degree view of where you were going. Steering could be a bit of a battle of wills, though.   

       "The Sidecycle" might be a better name.
lostdog, Dec 22 2003

       Why not have the rider facing forward and have the wheels pointing sideways?
FarmerJohn, Dec 22 2003

       What is the point of this? It's like trying to sell me a mirror so I can see the screen on my monitor when I'm looking away from it.
dobtabulous, Dec 23 2003

       At least it would be aerodynamic. Forgot to mention easy to see where you're going too. geez.
clafever, Jan 21 2004

       interesting, but why the hell? I ave to go in the direction of "you're loco"
imthatwillguy, Jul 19 2004

       From what I can see, if you steer more than a few degrees with the driven wheel, your chain comes off! Therefore I think this really is half-baked, even though a prototype has been built.
sweavo, Feb 19 2007


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