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IzzyBike - This Chainless 2-Wheel Drive Bike Is Cooler Than Your 4WD SUV

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Coffee Room on Jun 12, 2014
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jun 12, 2014
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My childhood memories would be incomplete without those annoying events of my bike's chain falling off the gears whenever I was late for the school. I believe most of you would love to have bicycles without the chains; but that'd be similar to a car without an engine! The latest innovations in bicycle designs have now allowed total removal of the chain and even put a 2 wheel drive system in the bike! Ain't that cool? Inventor Marek Jurek from Poland has engineered this new innovative bike that has several advantages over the regular, boring bikes. Read on...

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First things first - if the design makes you think that this bike is similar to that of a child's tricycle; then let us me tell you that the design allows you to stop pedalling and yet have the wheels rolling. It also allows for the bike to be folded in just a few seconds so that it can fit in your car's trunk.

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The most interesting part of the IzzyBike is the ability to turn it into a 2WD system. Just add a jockey wheel and it'll link the front and the rear wheels. The bike promises a comfortable ride and comes with an additional benefit of turning heads on the campus. Check out this demo video of the IzzyBike. Do let us know your thoughts on the design.


Source: IzzyBike Posted in: #Coffee Room
Siddhant Mukherjee
Siddhant Mukherjee · Jun 13, 2014
Rank D1 - MASTER
@Kaustubh Katdare : Great innovation with two wheel drive. But won't the jockey wheel lose contact when we turn the handle beyond a limit?

Talking about chainless bicycles, they have been in market for almost 100 years. Chainless bicycles use shaft drive. The ride is better in a shaft driven bicycle and also its not affected by weather. But it comes with a disadvantage of added cost due to usage of gears and also inability to provide gear ranges as the derailleurs provide. This makes chain drive more favourable.

Here is a video of shaft driven bicycle.



For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaft-driven_bicycle
Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
Rank A2 - PRO
So cool!
Great innovative idea.
Vikram S Bargah
Vikram S Bargah · Jun 13, 2014
Rank B2 - LEADER
S.mukherjee
Great innovation with two wheel drive. But won't the jockey wheel lose contact when we turn the handle beyond a limit?
I second you on this.

& I think there may be issues using 2WD during rainy season too.
Rajni Jain
Rajni Jain · Jun 13, 2014
Rank B1 - LEADER
S.mukherjee
@Kaustubh Katdare : Great innovation with two wheel drive. But won't the jockey wheel lose contact when we turn the handle beyond a limit?

With my limited knowledge it will not loose contact with front wheel in regular drive.

On ir-regular turns where we want to turn probably more than 150 degrees, per me this bike will work on front wheel and as soon as we are done with turning area, again jockey wheel will get the contacts of both the cycles.
Gurwinder Singh
Gurwinder Singh · Jun 13, 2014
Rank C3 - EXPERT
Rajni Jain
With my limited knowledge it will not loose contact with front wheel in regular drive.

On ir-regular turns where we want to turn probably more than 150 degrees, per me this bike will work on rear wheel and as soon as we are done with turning area, again jockey wheel will get the contacts of both the cycles.
only front wheel will work on turning area
Rajni Jain
Rajni Jain · Jun 13, 2014
Rank B1 - LEADER
Gurwinder Singh
only front wheel will work on turning area
Agree, that was typo on my part.
As Paddles are on front wheel, only front wheels will work on turnings.

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