New Fliz bike...no pedals...no seat ...see video...run / ride !!
New bike concept uses no seat, no pedals
Bicycle revamped with no pedals or seat...The Fliz requires users to run to build speed.
A pair of German designers have revamped the bicycle without pedals or even a seat, requiring riders to build up speed by running. Much like Fred and Barney do in the Flintstones.
But the "Fliz" is not a homage to the Stone Age cartoon family. Rather, it pays tribute to what creators Tom Hambrock and Juri Spetter say is the first bike — a velocipede that predates the bicycle we all use today.
"The aim of developing Fliz was to bring a completely new driving experience to everyone," the pair said on their website. Fliz is a reference to the German word "flitzen," which means to speed.
To ride it, users strap themselves into a harness and then build up speed by running and then cruising with their feet resting by the rear wheel.
The designers said the Fliz should not be seen as a fresh option for "overcrowded" urban environments.
They have submitted their invention to the annual James Dyson Award, an international student design award.
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Author: Erin Tennant Source: The Daily Mail