Chain Free!: New Bicycle Runs On A Wire

September 21, 2010


I swear, a bicycle with a wire instead of a chain -- what will they think of next? (Please think hoverbike, please think hoverbike!) It can even change gears! The future: that shit's already started.

As you can see from the above photo, this new bike design features two cables rather than a bike chain. The pedal assembly consists of kidney-shaped eccentric discs, a swinging unit and the transmission. Those discs work like gears do on a traditional bike, and they can be swapped out for different-sized discs depending on what sort of riding you'll be doing.

Well it's about damn time, chains are so archaic. And not just because they remind me of my time in prison, because a bunch of naked men showering together will do the same. They were the best of times, they were the worst of times. But mostly the best (I'm thinking about fake-robbing a bank to go back).

New bike design uses wires and discs instead of a chain [dvice]

Thanks to Brandon, who doesn't need chains OR wires because his bike has an electromagnetic transmission. Are you lying to me?!

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