Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spokeless Wheels

Engadget reports (here) that Yale engineering students have come up with an ingenious looking model of a bike on which the rear wheel has no spokes and is actually part of the drive train. I do wonder about how hard it would be to change out that rear tire in the event of a flat. Also, the bike looks kinda heavy, but it's important to bear in mind that this was a one-semester project. Given another semester, they'd probably have managed to get the spokes out of the front wheel as well, and built a frame that weight-weenies would love.

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