Hungarian "Stringbike" Reinvents The Wheel

Technically, it’s reinventing the wheel-shaped gear system found on most bikes. But I can never resist a ready-made headline. This weirdo bike uses a pair of pulleys instead of the chain and gears us normal people use. Hungarians are too good for gears, is that it?

Actually, there are several serious advantages to this setup. I’m no bicyclologist, so you’ll have to evaluate for yourselves whether they’re worth the weirdness.

[via Popular Science]