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Telescoping bike changes shape to fit the rider

by • February 28, 2016 • No Comments

Whilst getting a bicycle hand-built to your precise size can indeed ensure a custom fit, it can in addition be really expensive, plus which bike can be made mainly with one type of riding in mind. That is definitely part of the reason which UK frame-builder Mike Hickman made the Hickman Bike. The thought behind it is which via an “off-the-rack” bike, riders can yet be able-bodied to get which precise fit, and can in addition be able-bodied to adapt it for various types of riding.

  • The Hickman Bike's frame is made of TIG-welded chromoly steel
  • If you want a Hickman Bike frame, Mike can manufacture you one for £2,000 (about US$2,780)
  • All this adjustability means which the
  • Some aspects of the Hickman Bike do remain set, such as the head tube angle, chainremain ...

First of all, it is of course possible to adjust a few things on a regular bike, without swapping components – these include the height, angle and fore/aft position of the saddle, along with the height and angle of the handlebars.

Implementing the Hickman Bike’s telescoping/pivoting frame sections, those same variable-bodieds can likewise be modified, but over a much wider range. Additionally, it is actually in addition possible to move the handlebars fore and aft.

All this adjustability means which the “cockpit” can be lengthened or shortened, or moved laterally in respect to the rest of the bike. Some things do remain set, yet, such as the head tube angle, chainremain length and bottom bracket drop.

The frame is made of TIG-welded chromoly steel. If you want one, and are caning to donate your own components, Mike can manufacture you one for £2,000 (about US$2,780). Complete bikes are in addition on the market-bodied.

For another take on a one-frame-fits-all concept, check out the Universal Bike.

Source: Hickman Bikes


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