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Schlick Cycles New Idea for the Way We Ride Bicycles

I started working with John Schlick, a Milwaukee area computer programmer, who invented a new take on the bicycle. We are just getting started but I am really excited about the design. It rides great and addresses some biking issues that have kind of sidelined me as bike rider for the past few years.

The Schlick Shark is basically a cross between a City bike and a Recumbent, combining many of the pros of each without the cons, all with a very visually appealing design to boot.

Schlick’s twist on the venerable bicycle design includes a special frame on which the seat can slide backward or forward along a rail that arcs over the rear wheel. That lets both short and tall riders use the same bike, with anyone able to rest both feet on the ground without rising from the saddle.

“It’s (a) really comfortable riding position, kind of like a touring motorcycle,” Schlick said.

He calls his bike the Schlick Shark, after the fin-like profile the back end of the frame suggests.

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