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Now why didn't I think of that??


Nontek
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Nontek

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described as square ... not round, as above. OOoops!

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lotvic

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Here's a video clip of riding a bicycle with shark wheels

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lotvic

Interesting, but that rider looked a bit of a wimp. I thought he would have shown a bit more of what it could do.

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Quickbeam

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I'll reserve my judgement that it's the best thing since the invention of the wheel (pun intended) until I see Silver Cross Volvo trucks and F1 using them...

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Quickbeam

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But thinking about it, it looks like they would work well on a 4X4 in really muddy off road conditions. It looks like it would introduce an added element of grip in the way that a snake moves over ground by not using the same area of the ground which causes wheel spin in a traditional wheel almost like a swimming action.

That would be an interesting test to see.

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Aitchbee

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The Golden Wheel Spider becomes an octagonal wheel when threatened by pesky desert wasps.

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BT

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Try again

Square Wheel

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Quickbeam

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His wheel became the window frame I recall.

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wee eddie

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Just a thought: While this design of wheel may be useful on a Rolling Wheel, I foresee problems with a Drive Wheel where its Force would be acting on the surface of the road at 45' to the direction of travel.

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