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Old 02-22-10, 02:36 AM   #2
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How do you true the back wheel?
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Old 02-22-10, 02:49 AM   #3
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Looks really cool, I just wish it was practical.
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That looks simple. Why didnt they think of that a long time ago?
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That thing looks like it weighs about 200 pounds.
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That looks simple. Why didnt they think of that a long time ago?
Somebody did:
http://bikerodnkustom4.homestead.com..._horseman.html
Something tells me he ain't a Yale student, neither.
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Old 02-22-10, 08:47 PM   #7
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Somebody did:
http://bikerodnkustom4.homestead.com..._horseman.html
Something tells me he ain't a Yale student, neither.
Yup ... very nice work from the School of hard Knocks

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Old 02-25-10, 08:24 AM   #8
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Specialized made a no-spoke front wheel on a track bike way back:
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Sounds inefficient.

In the bearings of a standard wheel, the bearings rotate a few times for each rotation of the tire since they're so close to the center of the wheel. Each bearing moves a few inches per tire revolution ...

But for spokeless wheels, the bearings would be near the outside edge. Each one would move almost the same distance that the bicycle did for each rotation of the wheel.

So, there would be some aerodynamic advantages to doing this, but I'm guessing that it would weigh more, and the losses in the bearings would jump massively -- perhaps more than enough to offset and more the savings due to the improved aerodynamics.

Perhaps if the wheel was hovering in a magnetic field like a mag-train?

Either way, it looks cool ...
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That thing looks like it weighs about 200 pounds.
It does. I was thinking the frame looks like a steel monoblock.
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