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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby Lmo » March 12th, 2010, 12:51 pm

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Hubless and mono-wheels, aren't exactly "new" ideas.... and seldom reach production status.

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But then there's the story of 18 year old Ben Gulak's "Uno"...

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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby slippyfish » March 12th, 2010, 12:59 pm

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Those are great old images! Ahh, the smell of optimism. And rubber. And burning flesh.

Don't forget Johnny Knoxville standing in for the hub of the wheel, bouncing down a ski slope on Jackass.
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby Lmo » March 12th, 2010, 1:22 pm

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Those are great old images!


I like the aerodynamic wheel spats on the second one...

Being a horse-drawn vehicle fan I especially like this one; note the outriggers ... so I guess this is actually a tri-cycle.

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There are a ton more, check out the link.
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Hmmmmm.......


That hubless bmx could have peg mounded to it, but they would be like the super old school fold downs and flat land bikes with their little pedestals all over them. Thus ruining the minimalist thing they had going.
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby iab » March 15th, 2010, 10:25 am


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Bike Snob NYC wrote:So why is the hub the one thing all futuristic bicycle designers want to eliminate? Well, on one level, I suspect that this is because the traditional bicycle wheel is probably the most functionally elegant part of the functional and elegant machine known as the traditional bicycle. Naturally, then, if you're bent on destroying the functional elegance of that machine simply for cheap thrills you should hone in on its best part, in the same way the true subway pervert knows to go right for the crotch.


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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby jct » March 15th, 2010, 1:22 pm

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Great thread! It seems like those hubless wheel designs pop up in waves...and there have been a lot of them in the last few months.

Remember the "Wear and Tear" Black Hole wheel that went into production in the early to mid 90's (http://bicycledesign.net/2006/08/hubless-wheels/) ? The idea wasn't practical then, and it still isn't.

Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby NURB » March 15th, 2010, 1:24 pm

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jct wrote:Great thread! It seems like those hubless wheel designs pop up in waves...and there have been a lot of them in the last few months.

Remember the "Wear and Tear" Black Hole wheel that went into production in the early to mid 90's (http://bicycledesign.net/2006/08/hubless-wheels/) ? The idea wasn't practical then, and it still isn't.


Completely forgot about that ridiculous concept! Sure, it saves a pound... but so would changing half the components on that bike...
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby jct » March 16th, 2010, 7:30 am

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I realized after I posted that I linked to a picture of the prototype Black Hole wheel in my last comment. The actual production model can be seen at http://bicycledesign.net/2006/08/the-am ... nd-a-lime/

It is funny to see how much the opening shrunk in order to actually get this thing to work. I never got a chance to ride one of these, so I don't know how well it worked anyway, but the company certainly didn't last.


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Um... hi everyone, my name is Jensen and I'm a hubless wheel hater. I try to keep my feelings to myself, but it's so hard lately. Everywhere I go, I'm surrounded by people who just love hubless wheels, with no idea the kind of danger it poses. I know. I used to be one of them. I even rode after putting hubless wheels on my bicycle. I consider myself lucky not to have crashed and hurt someone. Anyway, I'm here and I've been hubless-free for 26 years now.

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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby Lmo » March 18th, 2010, 2:14 am

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Um... hi everyone, my name is Jensen and I'm a hubless wheel hater. I try to keep my feelings to myself, but it's so hard lately. Everywhere I go, I'm surrounded by people who just love hubless wheels, with no idea the kind of danger it poses. I know. I used to be one of them. I even rode after putting hubless wheels on my bicycle. I consider myself lucky not to have crashed and hurt someone. Anyway, I'm here and I've been hubless-free for 26 years now.


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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby NURB » March 18th, 2010, 7:10 am

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purplepeopledesign wrote:Um... hi everyone, my name is Jensen and I'm a hubless wheel hater. I try to keep my feelings to myself, but it's so hard lately. Everywhere I go, I'm surrounded by people who just love hubless wheels, with no idea the kind of danger it poses. I know. I used to be one of them. I even rode after putting hubless wheels on my bicycle. I consider myself lucky not to have crashed and hurt someone. Anyway, I'm here and I've been hubless-free for 26 years now.

:)ensen.


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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby pier » March 18th, 2010, 11:03 am


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who designed that saddle? Electronic polymers? To sit and sweat on?

Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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AWESOME (not) :lol:

You left out the Mr Fusion nuclear cold-fusion-powered bar mounted computer that tells you where all your friends are getting a drink.
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby jehan » March 19th, 2010, 1:49 am


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thank you to everyone here for saying what needs to be said about this ridiculous concept!

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