Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weird Bike Wednesday - Bicycmple

The Bicymple - A Simplified Bike
The bicymple bills itself as "The bicycle simplified." It takes a minimalist design approach, doing away with the chain entirely. The frame is quite small compared to a standard bike, and there is a disk brake only on the front wheel. The crank does not drive the rear wheel directly, since this would make it to slow (That's why the highwheeler came about - Gearing later made the safety bicycle possible). The bicycmple has a speed similar to a fixed gear bicycle. With the optional rear wheel steering, it can turn in an exceptionally tight radius.

The bicymple was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2013. The goal was $20,000 but over twice that much funding was raised. Exactly where this project stands now is unclear. According to their website they are taking pre-orders, but I didn't see anything saying when the bikes will be shipped. Here's a video about the bicymple:

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