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the new hip wheel

Old 12-04-08, 06:17 PM
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the new hip wheel

this is one of my friends bikes. It is just his polo bike/ cheaper junky. he got this wheelchair wheel. Went to the hardware store and found an appropriately sized bolt and vwalla. 8 spoke for the win. It's a heavy beast. About a 26" so were hoping to find a tubular tire to fit it, that could be a challenge.

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Old 12-04-08, 06:21 PM
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first.
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Old 12-04-08, 06:23 PM
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I wonder how long until it breaks.
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Old 12-04-08, 06:30 PM
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ur friends an idiot hes going to ****ing get killed
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Old 12-04-08, 06:36 PM
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what a lame wheel.
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Old 12-04-08, 06:45 PM
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He's gonna need that wheel for his wheelchair

And....

... Of him in traction...
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Old 12-04-08, 06:48 PM
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wheelchair wheels are not built to handle the stresses that a bike wheel experiences
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Old 12-04-08, 06:52 PM
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dont those wheels have a solid rubber tire...
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Old 12-04-08, 07:12 PM
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I think the title is actually supposed to be "the new-hip wheel" as in "if you use this wheel you're gonna need a new hip"
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Old 12-04-08, 07:17 PM
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What a terrible idea.
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Old 12-04-08, 07:18 PM
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Some wheelchair wheels are actually structurally more sound than a bike wheel, but those wheels are gonna cost more than a bike wheel.

If you need tires just go to a medical supply store. My old man got one from them.
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get another for the rear
paint them white
put orange film in the spokes and get orange tires
paint the bike orange with blue accents

viola you have the Sunkist orange soda bike...
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Old 12-04-08, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Yukky View Post
He's gonna need that wheel for his wheelchair

And....

... Of him in traction...

Don't you mean TARKTION?
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Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
get another for the rear
paint them white
put orange film in the spokes and get orange tires
paint the bike orange with blue accents

viola you have the sunkist orange soda bike...
oh my ****.
Do it please.
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Old 12-04-08, 07:44 PM
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The part of the OP I love the most: Vwalla!
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Old 12-04-08, 07:50 PM
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The question is: Why?
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Originally Posted by akcapbikeforums View Post
The part of the OP I love the most: Vwalla!
It took me this long in the post to realize "vwalla" isn't a piece of hardware I didn't know about..

is this in the jackass thread yet?
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Old 12-04-08, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by i r yo View Post
The question is: Why?
because the internet = serious business...
that's why...
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Old 12-04-08, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
because the internet = serious business...
that's why...
Well if he's not being serious he should at least be funny or amusing.
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Old 12-04-08, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
get another for the rear
paint them white
put orange film in the spokes and get orange tires
paint the bike orange with blue accents

viola you have the Sunkist orange soda bike...
Wow... that would be beyond awesome...
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Old 12-04-08, 08:36 PM
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or how about yellow wheels and green bike for Sprite?
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Old 12-04-08, 08:41 PM
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i pray for the day mavics to phils become hip, then i dont have to give **** to people about their wheels.
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Old 12-04-08, 08:43 PM
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I support this idea.
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riding a solid tire on the front just can't feel good.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:50 PM
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Theres a crazy guy in the City who rides a bike with a wheelchair wheel. He claims its better because it cant get flats, but I've heard it flexes a lot. Also solid rubber gets a lot of holes in it from the street.

Its been done before by other people too.
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