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Oct 10, 2012

The Bicymple Is a Simpler Bicycle Without Any Bike Chains

A bicycle is already pretty damn simple. Two wheels, a frame, a seat, pedals and a chain. What happens if you remove the chains though? That would give you the Bicymple—a bicycle that's even more simple than you could ever imagine.

Why would you make a bicycle without a chain? Well, aside from the answer of why not, the folks behind Bicymple explain:
By removing the chain, the number of moving parts and overall complexity is significantly reduced. A direct-drive, freewheeling hub joins the crank arm axis with the rear-wheel axis, shortening the wheelbase and minimizing the design.
More than just a stylish concept bike, the bicymple is comfortable, easy to ride, and brilliantly simple to maintain. The lightweight design and short wheelbase make for a nimble ride. The optional rear-steer mode is reminiscent of custom "swing bikes" and allows tighter turns and "crab-riding".

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3 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is so cool and absolute genius in my eyes, thanks for sharing buddy.

Adam said...

that would be good for me. The chain always breaks first on my bikes. I can't replace it.

Tim said...

Awesome!