GEARLESS AND CHAINLESS BIKE DRIVEN BY BODY BOUNCE (Jun, 1935)

GEARLESS AND CHAINLESS BIKE DRIVEN BY BODY BOUNCE
Functioning on the principle of an eccentric rear wheel, the latest bicycle has neither gears nor a chain. Invented by Phil Huyseng of Chicago, the bike is propelled by a bouncing motion of the body.

4 comments
  1. Toronto says: September 7, 20088:43 pm

    These ‘kangaroo bikes’ are still around. I saw a couple of guys with them on the annual 50km expressway bike ride for charity (Ride for Heart – and the roads are closed to cars for the event) a few years back.

  2. LightningRose says: September 8, 200811:25 am

    The eccentric wheel seems a bit extreme; why not just put a crank on on a round wheel?

  3. Rick Auricchio says: September 8, 20083:15 pm

    The phrase “bouncing motion of the body” juxtaposed with the photo of that couple is a risky choice.

  4. Austin Smith says: April 6, 20115:34 pm

    I think that they are pretty neat.

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