Horses of Iron

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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Sep 08 2018 7:38pm

Fun... "rotary rear wheels"... Heard prototype fixed wheels that didn't rotate... not good (except w/the snow ski option...)
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 11:13pm

Hehe... speaking of history... The books by Herman Wouk... turned into movies...

"The Winds of War I"...


and following "War & Remembrance"... about WW2...

... where the "Western World" tended to "beat down" technology... (WW1 leading to WW2...)... and today we drive BMWs. [wink] ... and ebikes "Made in Germany". :lol:

BTW... Many might not see these stories about fighting as a fight w/the 20th-century automotive manufacturers and industries. It's an "allegory" . Sorry.
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by Dauntless » Oct 06 2018 11:34pm

Don't forget they were also taking down Japan at the same time.
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Oct 06 2018 11:39pm

^^ Hehe... Those darned Yamaha folks. :wink:
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Nov 29 2018 10:13pm

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An early e-bike, made in June 1932 at the Simplex Factory in Overtoom, Amsterdam.

Photo by Unknown photographer - GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL) Spaarnestad.
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by fechter » Nov 30 2018 11:26am

LockH wrote:
Nov 29 2018 10:13pm
(Caption read:)
An early e-bike, made in June 1932 at the Simplex Factory in Overtoom, Amsterdam.

Photo by Unknown photographer - GaHetNa (Nationaal Archief NL) Spaarnestad.
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Wow, that looks way ahead of it's time. Better than some modern builds I've seen.
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Nov 30 2018 11:20pm

fechter wrote:
Nov 30 2018 11:26am
Wow, that looks way ahead of it's time. Better than some modern builds I've seen
Hehe... Friction Drive d'ya think?
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by fechter » Dec 01 2018 1:39am

LockH wrote:
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Hehe... Friction Drive d'ya think?
No, you can see two chains. Double reduction from the motor. But I don't see the brakes?
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by amberwolf » Dec 01 2018 10:47am

See the torque arm on the rear hub? That probably means it has brakes in that, whether they are coaster-type or activated by the handlebar lever or some other means.

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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Dec 01 2018 12:04pm

Car-free Paris? It was already a dream in 1790:
http://theconversation.com/car-free-par ... 790-105597
The debate over the place of cars in cities may seem like a recent one, but in fact was raging well before the first automobile even saw the light of day.

To better understand, let us take a look at the streets of Paris when the French Revolution was in full swing and when all the “cars” were still horse-drawn. Even then, speeding carriages in densely packed urban areas could be deadly, and they raised the same essential questions as cars do to today – in particular the relative importance of orderly behaviour, traffic management, freedom of access and the right of way.
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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by LockH » Jan 05 2019 12:00pm

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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by Dauntless » Jan 05 2019 11:31pm

1790 is several decades after the introduction of the Fardier a Vapeur. The first motor vehicle. It was a military vehicle, not sure how many might have been walking around Paris at the time.

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Re: Horses of Iron

Post by Dauntless » Jan 11 2019 9:46pm

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