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Oh goodness gracious. Did all of the winners of the International Bicycle Design Competition get together, have children, and put those kids in design school? Is this a joke?

We believe a bicycle as a "utility" that should enable you to reach your goals. Weather it is to get your groceries, taking your kids to the playground or simply having fun riding it.


No, you believe a bicycle concept and foam model should enable you to reach your fundraising goal. 'Weather' or not its realistic.

There are so many SMH things with this ... thing that I think I'd time out the Forum before completing it. Thanks so much for sharing! This board topic was made for this kind of hate! mwah ha ha :lol:
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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slippyfish wrote:Oh goodness gracious. Did all of the winners of the International Bicycle Design Competition get together, have children, and put those kids in design school? Is this a joke?


^this.

As far as I can tell, they're pretty earnest about the whole thing- but for their sake kind of hope that it's a cynical cash grab.

Of course, with an engineering student on the team, they should have no problem developing and producing a carbon fiber frame, hubless wheels, hydraulic rim brakes, and three internal gearboxes in the time allotted. Oh, and a sidecar "with independent safety test certificate, comparable to European 'GS' and 'TÜV', to ensure it meets the highest safety standards.":
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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Oh my. So much wrong.

Because TT Bars are so stable, right? You went a threw in a sidecar to make it an awkward trike? Come on guys. Wow.

And riding your bike with flipflops on. The guy really doesn't like his toes, does he?
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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Don't worry, he's not riding that thing anywhere :-)

Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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I had the same initial reaction, 'must be a foam-over-steel-frame' mock-up and was just about ready to rant at kickstarter for not doing their checking. But they are actually riding it in the video. I still dont think it'll be a great bike, but I do respect the engineering.

Have a look, curious to hear what everyone else thinks!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/19 ... ss-smart-c

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In the video it is always going in a straight line. It seems like the rider is having trouble keeping the bars pointed straight ahead (maybe a bad head angle?). Eeesh.

Did hit the 50k Euro goal though, so we shall see:D
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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it does work actually ...


but it is so yesterday, now they are working on a "tankcopter"


found some little info on their website
https://bgobeyond.com

B-Car is a 1100 g model dedicated do RC hobby users, it has brushless motors, can reach speed of 30 km/h on the ground and 60 km/h in flight

B-Unstoppable is a 90 g model, dedicated to Toy market, based on coreless dc motors. It can reach speed of 10-15 km/h on the ground and about 20 km/h in the air
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby slippyfish » November 3rd, 2016, 12:48 pm

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He should do a bicycle hubless wheel that can also tell the time.
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby Mr-914 » November 4th, 2016, 7:26 am

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I think I would have that thing broken in 4 hours.
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Never underestimate the power of an absurd aesthetic vision. I mean, look at the story of the Sydney Opera House. ;)

The music in that kickstarter video is hilariously overly epic, straight from Tron/Hans Zimmer.
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I kind of like this one though:
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

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That looks especially weak from a structural point of view.
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Re: The Official Hubless Wheel hater thread.

Postby slippyfish » November 14th, 2016, 12:37 pm

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In the Playhaus' defense its not trying to redefine cycling, it just goes straight down a nice suburban road.
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