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Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Abyssal Maw on August 26, 2008, 11:55:55 am
(http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_large/files/articles/studentrads_0.jpg)
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Joshua Ford on August 26, 2008, 12:06:44 pm
It's the Carver for me:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v710/pmh1882/Carver_One.jpg)
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: RockViper on August 26, 2008, 12:14:04 pm
That looks like something out of RIFTS.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Ian Absentia on August 26, 2008, 02:35:50 pm
Neat, but I like my wearable motorcycles to be a little more functional:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/Hadr1an/SGC/mos2.jpg)

!i!
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: James J Skach on August 26, 2008, 02:53:18 pm
I just want a bicycle I can ride (http://www.d20haven.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110) in the Chicago area winter.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Engine on August 26, 2008, 02:58:40 pm
Quote from: Abyssal Maw;240092
(http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/article_image_large/files/articles/studentrads_0.jpg)

Pretty, I suppose, but utterly useless. Too much leading caster, a ridiculous driving position, high center of gravity, and the fore-aft stability of a drunken coed. Presumably, the latter is addressed by the apparent articulation of the steering arms, but that's going to make all of the other problems much, much worse.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: CavScout on August 26, 2008, 03:00:57 pm
Quote from: Ian Absentia;240165
Neat, but I like my wearable motorcycles to be a little more functional:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/Hadr1an/SGC/mos2.jpg)

!i!


Winnah.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Silverlion on August 26, 2008, 03:33:12 pm
Heh, Ian beat me to it :D
Love the Mospeada bikes.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Engine on August 26, 2008, 03:49:07 pm
If I'm going to buy something with only three wheels - and I won't, because it doesn't suit my "energetic" driving style - I'd just stick to the Aptera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptera_Motors), another of the "super-green three-wheeled" [and thus exempt from automobile regulations] California cars.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Jackalope on August 27, 2008, 03:16:24 am
(http://www.carbodydesign.com/archive/2007/01/31-peugeot-n-jooy/Peugeot-N-Jooy-2-lg.jpg)

This thing is pretty awesome.

So is this:
(http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i1012/101225_2mg.jpg)

Round tires are freaking awesome.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Koltar on August 29, 2008, 08:02:00 pm
Is there any way to make it part of a role playing game setting?

 Maybe, society or some other force encouraged vehicles to more 'personal' and closer to the body for some reason. Boxy car shapes are no longer being made - that kind of thing.

Its an interesting design.

 Love to see more angles on it.

- Ed C.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: RockViper on August 30, 2008, 12:30:59 pm
Here ya go Ed. Wearable Motorcycle (http://devicedaily.com/gadgets/deus-ex-machina-the-wearable-motorcycle.html)
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Ian Absentia on August 30, 2008, 04:46:44 pm
You know, I have to say...

(http://devicedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/deus-ex-machina-03.jpg)

...the idea of riding as part of the undercarriage makes me nervous.

!i!
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: RockViper on August 30, 2008, 05:06:27 pm
Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be to get taken to the hospital for running over yourself.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Nicephorus on September 01, 2008, 08:13:27 pm
Quote from: Ian Absentia;242167
...the idea of riding as part of the undercarriage makes me nervous.

It would be great when a front wheel throws up a rock or goes through a mud puddle.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Jackalope on September 01, 2008, 09:23:45 pm
Quote from: Nicephorus;242805
It would be great when a front wheel throws up a rock or goes through a mud puddle.


Dude, I didn't even think about that.  That would be about the shittiest vehicle in the world to drive in Seattle.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Vaecrius on September 02, 2008, 04:37:35 am
Quote from: Ian Absentia;242167
...the idea of riding as part of the undercarriage makes me nervous.
Especially when the bottom parts include your face, hands, knees, and genitals.

And toes.
Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Malleus Arianorum on September 02, 2008, 08:47:27 am
Now that you mention danger the of vehicular groin injury, I can't help but percieve a sculptual threat of groin injury as well....
 
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Title: Concept Vehicle: Wearable Cycle
Post by: Engine on September 02, 2008, 09:47:07 am
I didn't realize it converted into another shape, although I thought it might do something with those Crysis-suit myomer bundles on the "joints," but the shift in position does nothing but avert some fore-aft stability issues; it actually exacerbates the leading caster problem, meaning its straight-line stability is going to be terrible. It also leaves you suspended, making it probably damned uncomfortable.

Neat idea, but wildly impracticable.