The very first rowingbike

The very first rowingbike

8 January 1986

The second version

The second version

May 1987

The third version

The third version

November 1988

The third version

The third version

With the streamline tent in the background.

The third version

The third version

With the streamline tent in place.

Thys 220

Thys 220

A production model (1989).

Thys 280

Thys 280

A very low rowingbike, of which very few were produced. Build from 1994.

Thys 240, prototype

Thys 240, prototype

It is possible to add a fairing to this rowingbike. On the photo you can discern 6 water bottle of 0.75 litres each. According to Derk, this is not enough for a 6 hour race like the one on Cycle Vision in Lelystad, Netherlands. The Thys 240 is the precursor of the Thys 222, but was thought to be a little too extreme in terms of seat angle and height.

Thys 240, prototype

Thys 240, prototype

The Thys 240 (prototype) with fairing (rubber/carbon) during the 6-uurs race in 1998 (Cycle Vision, Lelystad). Thijs accomplished an average speed of 47.9 km/hour! He also did the one-hour race. Result: 53.8 kilometers.

Thys 240, prototype

Thys 240, prototype

Concentration at the start of Paris - Amsterdam (started at Eurodisney). Derk covered the distance of 510 km in 13 hours 53 minutes.

Thys 230

Thys 230

The year 2002: the Thys 230 with 20" rear and 16" front wheel. This is one of the first CVT's.

Thys 222 Revolver

Thys 222 Revolver

The year 2005: the THYS 222 Revolver with 2 x 20" wheels. A precursor of the 220 mm Snek was the 178 mm Snek on a 20" rear wheel. A desirable gear for really steep slopes like Calibier and L'Alpe d'Huez.

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