Recumbent bikes seem too weird for many riders and chain drives can get greasy and make a mess. Riding positions and the ultimate elimination of the chain have been challenging inventors for decades, in the search for the perfect bicycle. Now, a Polish physicist and designer, Marek has come up with an interesting creation. Welcome to the IzzyBike.
It’s a front wheel drive, no chain, upright riding position, folding and ultra short wheel base bike that is creating a buzz across Europe.
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Polish inventor rolls out IzzyBike chainless folder
By: John Stevenson
June 19, 2013
The chain, that nasty, greasy assembly of metal links that connects pedals to wheel, is a favourite target of inventors. The latest attempt to rid us of its grimy horror comes from Poland, where a physicist and inventor called Marek has been working for years on his perfect bike, the IzzyBike.
The IzzyBike is a folding, front-wheel-drive bike with an upright riding position and a ultra-short wheelbase. Marek’s come up with a clever cable mechanism to keep it stable, and has plumped for big fat 29er mountain bike wheels and tyres to keep it rolling well.
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