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Horses of Iron

Fun... "rotary rear wheels"... Heard prototype fixed wheels that didn't rotate... not good (except w/the snow ski option...)
 
Hehe... speaking of history... The books by Herman Wouk... turned into movies...

"The Winds of War I"...
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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.
 
^^ Hehe... Those darned Yamaha folks. :wink:
 
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(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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LockH said:
(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.
 
fechter said:
Wow, that looks way ahead of it's time. Better than some modern builds I've seen

Hehe... Friction Drive d'ya think?
 
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.
 
Car-free Paris? It was already a dream in 1790:
http://theconversation.com/car-free-paris-it-was-already-a-dream-in-1790-105597

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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:wink:
 
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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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^^ Groovy... :)

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(Non parlo italiano?) ;) :
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