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Old 09-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #21
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I think that is the dorkiest thing I've seen in a while. Definitely won't be getting one!

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Old 09-08-2012, 01:16 PM   #22
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Riders of the Fliz must strap themselves into a harness (the "5 point belt system"). After building up enough speed, they lift their legs onto footrests located near the bike's rear wheel.
My initial thought is that they must have an abundance of under employed engineers in Germany.

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I saw some young hipsters riding the Trikke-type of "bike" about five years ago on a Chicago street when I was taking a shortcut through an industrial area without much traffic. They took the whole lane going from side to side, and would erratically swing over and back every block or so to maintain their momentum. Definitely not compatible with street traffic (or even on the bike paths through the parks--the real bikers wouldn't like them, I wouldn't think), and I saw these "bikes" only the one time.

I wonder if this new Fliz vehicle will ever make it to the streets here.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #24
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Not really related, but if you're ever in Paris, there is a "Fat Tire Bicycle Tour" run by American students that meets under the Eiffel Tower and then heads off as a group to sightsee. Those guys are expert at fanning out as necessary to stop/slow traffic. It's a great way to see the city!


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