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Old 08-27-02, 02:24 AM   #1
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An idea I had... the IceBike!

What if...

There was a bike that had metal rims that were cut from thick sheet metal or somethin (no tires) with a sawblade sort of texture to them so you could actually cut into the ice for some traction? The wheels sould be like a huge gear, like on your freewheel or somethin.

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Old 09-27-02, 09:19 PM   #2
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You can actually buy tires that have snow studs in them. My roommates brother has a set. I've also heard of people sacrificing old tires by putting nails in them and riding on the ski slopes (be careful with clearence on FS bikes). Definitely sounds like a downhiller type of stunt.

A wheelset like you described would be kinda fun (probably a little heavier too) to hit a frozen lake with. You could probably do some pretty cool tricks.
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Old 09-27-02, 10:58 PM   #3
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Only problem I could see with wheels like that would be the danger to your's and other people's safety. Can you imagine accidently hitting someone or crashing badly and those hitting you?
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Old 09-28-02, 12:47 AM   #4
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Neat idea. Sounds like something for James Bond.

In the wrong hands, wheels with saw blades could be a menace to society!

Keep them away from Al Qaeda!

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