|Prone position on a bike
|I am not alone ot imagine a prone bike...
A few history...
The first patent for a really prone bike in lying position is from M. Louis Hubault (France, 1934)
The second pertinent concept is from Oskar
Bättig (Suisse, 1945).
But today, there is no prone bile because everybody knows it doesn't work, does it ?
Not exactely ! Because it is the
competition rules which forbid lying bikes. Recubent and sitting bikes
are coming back because they are really more confortable on long
distances, but bicycle competitions are not good for them because of
bunches. The prone bike is forbiden in competition and is not good for
long rides. But in town for short ride, it could take a big place
because the bike traffic will grow up a lot in 21th century.
Many inventors are producoing their own bike. See for example this page.
An builder has also tried to put on the market in 2003 this Model .
Then, other are trying to break a speed record like François who shows its bike on this website.
My personnal objective was to make a really usable bike for everyday
but faster then the classic bike on flat and faster than recumbent in
Today, this objective is accomplished for my prototype.
I need just a big parter to make it being available in the market...
Prone bike concept is not my invention, but on H-zontal concept, characteristics has been protected by patents.
If you want more information, please contact me.