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...and now for something completely different...(5 posts)

...and now for something completely different...Akirasho
Oct 12, 2001 7:18 PM
http://www.apax.ca/index.html

... obviously not the lightest, most aero or "quickest" but...

If you've got a little Inspector Gadget in ya, or fancy your bike being outfitted by "Q", then this might be for you...

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re: ...oh, and...Akirasho
Oct 12, 2001 8:07 PM
the 30 second video takes a bit of time to download at 46K, and is short, but neat.

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Very interesting.PaulCL
Oct 13, 2001 4:34 AM
Looks expensive. It's not my type of bike, but I could see some "non-cyclists" loving that thing. With all the 'gizmo's', it looks like a maintenance nightmare.
re: ...and now for something completely different...SkunkWorks
Oct 13, 2001 1:53 PM
Can anyone tell if it is two wheel drive? I thought I saw a chain going to each rear wheel, but then only one had a cassette.
re: ...both rear wheels would need power...Akirasho
Oct 13, 2001 7:05 PM
for this system to work.

There appears to be a centralized cassette with a derailleur driving some kind of independent jackshafts to idler cogs with chain drives to each rear wheel.

Also, note that the actuators are industrial and if this thing ever saw production (doubtful... at least for the American market) I'm sure that they would be simplified (most of the stuff looks like off the shelf industrial valving that's overbuilt for this relatively low pressure system). Look at MTB shocks to see how light yet sophistocated internal valving can get.

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