New pedal-free bicycle relies on running momentum

September 7th, 2012 in Bicycle Safety

The latest in modern bicycle innovation takes some cues from the fictional mode of transportation used in the “Flintstones” cartoon.

A new bicycle designed by German engineers does away with pedals and instead requires the rider to run or walk to generate speed.

Dubbed the “Fliz Bike,” it is actually based on the world’s first bicycle, the “Laufrad,” which also operated without pedals and was created by German inventor Karl Drais in 1817. (Read more…)

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