Called the “Fliz”, this bizarre bike could quite possibly be the strangest ever, as it’s a running bike that was designed without functional pedals. In other words, the rider is strapped into the bike – there is no seat either – and runs to whatever destination they desire. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.

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The Fliz Bike takes us back to the original hobby-horse-style walking bike of the 1820s, before people figured out that pedals and a chain make the whole thing so much easier. As if that wasn’t odd enough, the Fliz also gets rid of the seat, and hangs the rider from the frame in a rather uncomfortable-looking sling. It’s almost as if they were just looking for different ways to do it, rather than better. While the Fliz might be okay for goofing around on flat city streets, it’s hard to see how you could climb even the slightest hill.

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