This was an idea I was playing around with last night. This is an old mesh I built a while back to experiment with lo-fi character design.
The old fella is a slight change to the original art style; I think the original characters on here, although simple and easy to re-skin, were not very strong character designs.
I quite like the style of this new 'vintage cyclist'. There are no smoothing groups, with the character model faceted. Once again, no skinning here, just simple nodal animation.
I think it's got legs.