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Old 03-07-17, 07:57 PM
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Two spoke

Me I like lots of spokes , but that's just me .
The Retrogrouch: Free Speed?

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A little 'spensive, aren't they?
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Old 03-08-17, 11:23 AM
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Tow spoke (SP) I knew I would get busted for that , gotta' check post for sp before hit send . Actually I'm saving up for the rumored one spoke .
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Old 03-08-17, 12:10 PM
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Citroen cars had a 1 spoke steering wheel..
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Old 03-08-17, 01:38 PM
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I wonder if I should put M5 Twospoke wheels on my M5 Highracer? I should, but I can't afford to.
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How round is it? How long will it stay that way?
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Old 03-08-17, 01:52 PM
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Old 03-08-17, 04:53 PM
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Coming soon: No Spoke Wheels!!!!
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Old 03-09-17, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Coming soon: No Spoke Wheels!!!!
The spoke at the bottom of the wheel isn't moving with respect to the ground, so it has no aero resistance. Just keep that one if you want a fast wheel. Removing all the other spokes saves weight, too.
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Old 03-09-17, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Me I like lots of spokes , but that's just me .
The Retrogrouch: Free Speed?
I want some, bad.

Alas for my pocketbook...
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Old 03-09-17, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Coming soon: No Spoke Wheels!!!!
Here you go: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4018/4...5b048b8761.jpg
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Old 03-09-17, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Coming soon: No Spoke Wheels!!!!
There have been several attempts to make them.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...keless-smart-c

Cyclotron_1.jpg

Hmmm, something looks seriously wrong with their demo bike, yet, they pre-sold a bunch of them.

But, I think there have been other bikes that have successfully built rim guided bikes.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
There have been several attempts to make them.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...keless-smart-c

Attachment 555384

Hmmm, something looks seriously wrong with their demo bike, yet, they pre-sold a bunch of them.

But, I think there have been other bikes that have successfully built rim guided bikes.
And the great thing is you don't need to stop to clean out the squirrel guts when they run through them!
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Old 03-09-17, 10:36 AM
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No place for the disc brakes.
A new industry conundrum.
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Old 03-09-17, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
No place for the disc brakes.
A new industry conundrum.
They could do what Buell Motorcycles did: Perimeter Disc Brake Rotors
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Old 03-09-17, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
They could do what Buell Motorcycles did: Perimeter Disc Brake Rotors

Oooohhhhh - that looks like a lightweight solution.
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Old 03-09-17, 11:17 AM
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Let's hope it's better than three spokes:

Exploding wheel failure sends Team Sky rider flying, Stage 1 TTT (2017/tirreno-adriatico)
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Old 03-09-17, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Me I like lots of spokes , but that's just me .
The Retrogrouch: Free Speed?
"their unique profile actually generates speed in some cross-wind situations"

I'm fairly certain most people aren't riding in the wind conditions that would "generate speed" using these wheels.
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Old 03-09-17, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
And the great thing is you don't need to stop to clean out the squirrel guts when they run through them!
I found a video about the Cyclotron no-spoke bike.

What I think looked odd about it was that it apparently had a very full fender/sleeve that the wheel and tire went into (hopefully easy to fix a flat).

So... your squirrel could still get sucked up into the fender/sleeve, and make quite a mess out of it.

Of course, a hamster might be able to run on the wheel, giving an extra power boost
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Originally Posted by Hokiedad4 View Post
"their unique profile actually generates speed in some cross-wind situations"

I'm fairly certain most people aren't riding in the wind conditions that would "generate speed" using these wheels.
I'm thinking that might be a stupid design, or not well thought out, on their part; a propeller (I guess this would be an impeller?) does indeed get speed added to it from one direction, but if it is reversed...

(we all see where this is going, right?)
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Can you imagine 2 spokes and disc brakes?!?! The carnage!
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Originally Posted by Hokiedad4 View Post
"their unique profile actually generates speed in some cross-wind situations"

I'm fairly certain most people aren't riding in the wind conditions that would "generate speed" using these wheels.
Oh yes Hokiedad4 , in a cross wind they generate the force of 10 billion butterfly sneezes to assist you in a turn into the wind . I mean if that's not worth the money , then my time has been wasted here .
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