What is a Sociable?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Biker, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Biker

    Biker New Member

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    What is a sociable? I know tandem, but never heard of the other one.
     
  2. crazystreet

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    Isnt that where each person pedals and also has their own handlebars but the handlebars are connected to the same wheel........
     

  3. Biker

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    There's one in the review section. Ya basically
     
  4. crazystreet

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    How would you go about making the gear setup for one though?

    Do both people pedal each bike half on the back or a one gear system ?
     
  5. Biker

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    I'm gonna say yes.
     
  6. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    That ting is nuts right! If you have a fat person on one side and a skinny on the other do you go in circles?
     
  7. darkangel

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    It seems like it would have to be a gear system where either person can pedal but the pedals from one person pedaling don't slam into the back of the other persons feet if they do it?
     
  8. Biker

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    I'm going to say that thing is magic. Does anybody actually know how they work?
     
  9. Grape Ape

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    I would say on the sociables, and this is just based on my incredible mechanical intelligence because I have not seen one. I would say the bike has a common shaft on the end of it is the drive chain to the wheel or wheels. Each person has a crank they are connected to the common driveshaft with a freewheel type sprocket. Then as they each pedal it spins the common shaft. Or it may be that one person (the dumb one) has pedals that drive it and all the smart ones just spin pedals with a chain that goes to a disconnected sprocket.

    If you are on the second type and pedalling real hard then you are the dumb one.

    Or they could just do it like this.
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  10. funetical

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    Look at you usin science, whach you doin that fur.
     
  11. mtndoc

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    Grape Ape, that thing is really strange, but I bet it works. Ya, the science is above me, but it sounds good.

    Here is another pic of the strange bike.

    DrB
     

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  12. mtndoc

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    Check this one out!!! It's called a "conference" bike, there is a video on Youtube of it in motion, it is very strange...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cDDBM9gJts]YouTube - conference bike[/ame]

    DrB
     

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  13. funetical

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    That's great and the music is awesome! Where can I buy one? I tried going to the site but it's not there.
     
  14. mtndoc

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    I just clicked the site and it came up ok, wasn't the same vid I first looked at, but it showed the bike, VERY strange....

    DrB
     
  15. funetical

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    I ended up finding it and they have all sorts of crazy contraptions. 5 seaters and what not. Evidently there used in a lot of places.
     
  16. berniegreen

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    Aren't there alot of those at the beach that people rent?
     
  17. funetical

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    I've never seen one.
     
  18. shiboleth

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    Sociable just means side by side or abreast. There are many ways to do it. Think of Air Force trainers. Some have the instructor behind the trainee (T-38.) Some have the instructor and the trainee next to each other (T-37.)
     
  19. funetical

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    Snap! Thanks for the clarification shiboleth