Thanks, past me!
@th now imagining a bike where the pedals turn in opposite directions while you're riding
@phooky the Retro-Direct gives you a lower gear by pedaling backwards. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro-direct
@th crazy! Is this meant to be an actual rideable bike?
@phooky yes it's ridable! there are two freewheels, so when pedaling forward the smaller gear is idling, pedaling backwards idles the main gear and the smaller gear is driven forward since the chain is crossed.
@th @phooky Hopefully there's a brake on the front wheel? Seems like madness to begin with, suicide if there are no brakes.