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Old 04-01-2007, 03:36 PM
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There was a bicycle made in New England somewhere called The Yankee Bicycle. It featured an chain-driven automatic variable speed drive, as speed increased it changed the gear ratios. As you slowed going up a hill, the gear ratios increased, maintaining the same pedal effort or reducing it. They had other innovations on this bicycle such as the Kevlar-wrapped cable rim brake on the back wheel which actually became more efficient when wet, a lower frame to make it easier to mount, and high handlebars for comfort. The company was bought out by Nordic Track, which then marketed the bicycle as a Nordic Track bicycle. Apparently it didn't sell and is nowhere to be found now. I never heard of there being any quality problems with that bicycle, as is the case with Nordic Track products in general.
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