First Glimpse: The Puma Bike

Discussion in 'Community' started by iGav, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    this is achingly cool. :)

    some fresh thinking has gone into this design. ;)

    folds in half as well. :D

    Rinky dinky link
     
  2. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    Interesting bike. I still prefer multiple gears, because there are some hills out there. Still, it looks pretty good.
     
  3. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Deffo that's for sure ;)

    I think it's a great bike for places such as London (central), Manhattan, etc, but pretty useless in say San Francisco. :eek: :p

    I think it's a good all round compromise through simplicity of design. Fresh, very fresh. :)
     
  4. panphage macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I was excited till I noticed the single gear. Not good in LA either.
     
  5. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Single gear - useless anywhere. I live in Cambridge - flatter than a pool table (well almost) but you still need gears - mostly to move quickly in the traffic.

    Nice bike otherwise
     
  6. gMac macrumors member

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    Think I'll wait for the next version...Jaguar. ;)
     
  7. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I ride a BMX into work, no problems here. :D

    I presume that the Puma bike has a good compromise between ratio's giving a good trade off between acceleration and max speed, just requires a little more leg strength.

    Makes me giggle when you see mountain bikers in cities centres spinning wildly through the 9 cassette ratios on the granny ring when accelerating :p :p :p
     
  8. Lau Guest

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    That's wicked, if only because it's full sized and folds. Those little folding bikes are great, but I always think businessmen look a bit silly perched on them with those tiny wheels. Also, it's quite hilly where I live and 26" wheels have got to be better than tiny ones for that. It just needs a few gears.

    And, it looks amazing.
     
  9. takao macrumors 68040

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    nice one ..i would like to get an i gear bike as my nextone but the price is just way to much for me

    but i doubt it's as undestroyable as those old Puch 'Waffenräder' out there those are simply the best ones there are so many 30-60 year olds of them driving around ...
     
  10. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Nice Bike :rolleyes:
    Well seem's as all bikes now are getting disk brakes :eek: I still see new cars with drums :eek:

    Well only one gear but that is OK for the short run but I prefer about 23 more :p
     

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