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Old 05-18-13, 07:26 PM   #1
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How fast do you need to be for the wheel/rim to start like its moving backwards?

Just a thought cause it looked pretty awesome seeing that you can go ride so fast that the wheel does that.
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Old 05-18-13, 07:28 PM   #2
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon-wheel_effect
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Why don't you just flip your bike upside down and find out?
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Sometimes I feel like my wheels are rotating backwards when climbing some steep hills!
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So you are telling me my spoke cards are outdated?
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Why don't you just flip your bike upside down and find out?
I haven't fapped enough to reach that arm strength yet
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I haven't fapped enough to reach that arm strength yet
then I suggest you eat your proteins, drink your milk, and start working on that forearm.
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Just a thought cause it looked pretty awesome seeing that you can go ride so fast that the wheel does that.
I think you are referring to the "Wagon Wheel" effect referred to in the above Wikipedia post. It only happens in movies due to the strobe affect of the camera opening and closing at 30 FPS. You might also notice it under incandescent lights since they have a 60 Hz flicker (50 Hz if you live in Europe).
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