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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby Timf » May 11th, 2010, 2:44 pm

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To all Haters,

I hate to tell you but here is the Nimbus 399 caster which is on the market.
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby NURB » May 11th, 2010, 2:59 pm

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Now that is a hubless wheel I can get behind. Purposeful, and beautiful. It's not trying to be something it isn't. Most casters use a roller bearing anyway, they simply did away with the axle. Nicely done.

Great on casters, ridiculous on choppers.
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I think this is another example of a badass hubless wheel.

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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby yo » May 12th, 2010, 6:23 am

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Timf wrote:To all Haters,

I hate to tell you but here is the Nimbus 399 caster which is on the market.


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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby IDiot » May 12th, 2010, 8:35 am

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in light of recent posts, wondering if thread should be called

"The Official Gratuitous Hubless Wheel hater thread" or something to that effect ?
or are "haters gonna hate" regardless?

and here's Mockett's caster
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby NURB » May 12th, 2010, 8:54 am

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Ross McCoy wrote:I think this is another example of a badass hubless wheel.

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This is badass, right up until you get to the $1049 starting price! WHAT? It's some steel flatbar and a bearing, there's nothing to it.
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As the OP Snob, I decree that I have ultimate judgement on hot-or-hate calls on this thread! 8)

Those are all hot, especially the orange one. And the nakedness of the bearing on a rail is nice too. Most of these casters complement the overall aesthetics, like hubless wheels on bicycles do, and they are REAL.

Do any of them do the job more efficiently, cheaper, or with higher performance than the part they replaced? Probably not. And that's not a bad thing; it keeps the design movement going. But scale any of these concepts up to bicycle size, and try to ride said future-bike.

We can change the name of the thread to "Official-design-competition-entry-bicycle-hubless-wheel-hater-thread".
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby NURB » May 12th, 2010, 1:32 pm

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All You Haters Suck My Hubs.
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Ross McCoy wrote:I think this is another example of a badass hubless wheel.

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Thats great! Maybe buying a big bearing would be cheaper though

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NURB wrote:All You Haters Suck My Hubs.


All You Haters Hub My Rims.
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NURB wrote:This is badass, right up until you get to the $1049 starting price! WHAT? It's some steel flatbar and a bearing, there's nothing to it.


The reason it's so pricey is that it's made of unobtainium.

Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby bngi » May 12th, 2010, 5:23 pm

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So it's possible that they have a entry level version made of Adamantium?
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bngi wrote:So it's possible that they have a entry level version made of Adamantium?


I believe they will be debuting this option in a few days at ICFF. They also offer an upgrade to vibranium bearings.

Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby NURB » May 12th, 2010, 7:13 pm

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NURB wrote:All You Haters Suck My Hubs.


All You Haters Hub My Rims.


All You Haters Lace My Wheels
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby NURB » May 12th, 2010, 7:14 pm

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Ross McCoy wrote:
bngi wrote:So it's possible that they have a entry level version made of Adamantium?


I believe they will be debuting this option in a few days at ICFF. They also offer an upgrade to vibranium bearings.


Any news on using plasma for door slides? That would be so much cooler than bearings...
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