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Offline Data Topic starter
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Rethinking The Wheel!


This caught my attention, thinking outside the box, creative thinking - looks cool if nothing else  Cool

There is a big add in the video, you might want to skip that bit.


Posted July 17, 2021, 12:44:07 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Yeah big ad  Shocked

Nice looking machine though Cool

Posted July 17, 2021, 13:53:38 PM Logged

Offline Carl2
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Lots of work making all those changes, in the end I wonder how much effort is saved by making the modifications.
Carl2

Posted July 17, 2021, 14:37:05 PM Logged

Offline Art
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Nice looking from a surprise point of view but quite a noisy and not so smooth of a ride as those tiny bearings are having to do a lot of work.
The standard hub assembly had been the defacto standard for 204 years.

While this magical no hubs bike has a nice Wow factor, I'm afraid it's going to be very short lived in the practical sense.

Posted July 17, 2021, 19:45:12 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Here's what we're using up my way. My friend Earnest, on the left, is still unconvinced of the merits of the new fangled bicycles as they are called I believe.



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Posted July 17, 2021, 19:59:02 PM Logged

Offline Data Topic starter
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Art I agree  Smiley

Freddy, I think Earnest has it about right really, especially for him personally, after all he has never been "down with the kids" or the type of chap to be taken in by the latest fad.

Go Go Earnest  lol

Posted July 17, 2021, 20:42:52 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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 Grin

I found out, the other day, the reason why the Penny Farthing had a big wheel and a small wheel. It's because they didn't have the chain and gear mechanism at that point. So it was pedals connected directly to shaft for the most ease in operating the bike.

Posted July 17, 2021, 23:32:19 PM Logged

Offline Art
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So it was basically a unicycle with a large front wheel and an extension toward the back and a smaller rear wheel.

And yet we still have uni and bi and tri (cycles). Four wheels, we call a wagon! Wink

Nice trivia about the penny farthing.

Posted July 18, 2021, 03:34:58 AM Logged

Offline Carl2
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  Well I was pretty impressed at the amount of work put into lowering the drag friction on his bike and began thinking that maybe the technology might be used and put into electric cars for increased range.  Of course you would need a reliable method to test the reduction of drag.
Carl2

Posted July 18, 2021, 13:15:01 PM Logged
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