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Old 11-02-16, 06:38 AM   #1
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AWD Fat Antarctica Bicycle

AWD Fat Bike Is Designed To Ride Across Antarctica

An interesting looking idea. But the video at the (above) link.... doesn't make the bike look as stable as the cyclists looks skilled.
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Old 11-02-16, 06:43 AM   #2
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The article mentions all the "high end" that goes into the bike, and yet the gear drive is open to the elements and unlubricated. I hope that was only for the test model.
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I would think one challenge would be coming up with lubes that didn't harden up in the cold...
On the video, doesn't she say she wants to be the first person to cycle to the south pole? And didn't some other lady do that on a recumbent trike about two years ago?
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Didn't some one, a Woman, already do that on a Fat tire tadpole trike already ?
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...... doesn't she say she wants to be the first person to cycle to the south pole? And didn't some other lady do that on a recumbent trike about two years ago?
Yeah Maria Leijerstam did. Does recimbents count?

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I would think one challenge would be coming up with lubes that didn't harden up in the cold...

just by chance, someone donated some kind of extreme cold weather lube to the co-op. military stuff in an olive drab can. I don't think any one opened it yet, but when you shake it, it feels/sounds thin like cooking oil. but that makes me think now how would you keep it sealed around bearings or whatever 'til it became more viscous?
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just by chance, someone donated some kind of extreme cold weather lube to the co-op. military stuff in an olive drab can. I don't think any one opened it yet, but when you shake it, it feels/sounds thin like cooking oil. but that makes me think now how would you keep it sealed around bearings or whatever 'til it became more viscous?
Interesting. I would guess you're thinking once cold... it would thicken into a grease... instead of remain liquid/oil like. I don't know. I have no memory of winter oil/oils/or grease from my days in the Army. But I would think something like a dry Teflon lube might be my 1st choice. I don't think friction caused heat would be a major concern.
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Interesting. I would guess you're thinking once cold... it would thicken into a grease... instead of remain liquid/oil like. I don't know. I have no memory of winter oil/oils/or grease from my days in the Army. But I would think something like a dry Teflon lube might be my 1st choice. I don't think friction caused heat would be a major concern.

yeah, I'm assuming that. I was air guard, but electrical so lubes and sprays for me didn't go beyond maybe spraying a sealer on wiring. i'm a little more curious now. if I have it in mind by then, i'll look at the can the next time i'm there and see what exactly it says. maybe google it and see what comes up.
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