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    Nakano Air Hub

    This is cool ... useful for working bikes ... Hummer technology for bikes!

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005...no_air_hub.php

    http://www.nakano-iw.co.jp/e_body/product/product.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangkok
    This is cool ... useful for working bikes ... Hummer technology for bikes!
    Looks like a solution in search of a problem to me: either your tire is good and it doesn't leak, or it's punctured and the in-hub pump is no use, or it's leaking slowly and you'll never know because the hub pumps it up constantly, but also steals your pedalling power in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppc
    Looks like a solution in search of a problem to me:
    i think that's a LOT of innovations, especially a lot of stuff out of Japan...
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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    You never know what innovations like this lead to. It may look like a crazy idea but it could end up leading to a cure for........premature baldness!
    Jharte
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    Quote Originally Posted by the article
    But there is a catch for real lazy types. The bike must be ridden at least 1.8 miles (3 km) a month to work properly.
    There's always a catch, isn't there? Maybe you should have put this in the touring forum. They're the only ones I know of that could possibly rack up nearly 2 miles!!! a month.

    I wonder if the valve hisses when it releases excess air. That would put me into a cold sweat hearing that and I would always wonder if it's the valve or a real puncture. I can see a real use for it with the casual couple-of-miles-after-dinner types.
    Last edited by Hal Hardy; 12-31-05 at 12:01 PM.

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    hehehe...nice, bike like hummer technology, i think too heavy

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