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Sinclair's a-bike improved

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by another_dave_b, 26 Mar 2008.

  1. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Saw one in central london this last weekend....caught my eye, certainly different.
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Lord "Toff" Linley had one 2 yrs ago... caused a kerfuffle about his kid on the back...
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  3. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Been around for well over a decade, the Strida. I remember looking at it in the design module of my degree in '97.
    A whole section of my degree studying bike design! Fantastic, that was.
    *Glees*
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK

    Yup, I've ridden both Strida and A-bike (the Strida having the longer pedigree) and I think I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than ride one any distance, but interesting design solutions. The A-bike folds so small - pity it's almost unrideable as a bike!


    I've ridden an Itera as well - like riding a jelly on a bouncy castle...
     
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    I nearly bought an Itera! The ride was...interesting.
    It reminded me of the limerick about a chaplain from Kings, who spoke about heavenly things, but his secret desire, was a boy in the choir, with a bottom like jelly on springs.:sad:

    I still want a Kirk Precision - the cast magnesuim road bike. If Arch tells me she's ridden one of those too, I'll just go sick with jealousy.:ohmy:
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    No, you're ok, never ridden a Kirk.

    Not sure I fancy an inflammable bike!:sad: