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Saturday, February 02, 2008
By Yokota Fritz



Via TreeHugger.

Pete reports on the the standardization of belts for bicycle drivetrain use.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Groundhog Day. I don't know about Puxtawhatee Phil, but I'm pretty sure the local groundhogs in Santa Cruz County didn't see their shadow today (not that Marmota marmox ranges into California...).


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...now, fritz, let's give that little varmint his due & call him by his proper name...

...now say it w/ me...punxsutawney phil...

...& that furry little bastard just predicted 6 more weeks of winter...
 
Call him whatever you like, but I only root for my hometown Groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, who once again calls for Early Spring. The little meteorologist is slightly above 80%, much better than most of our human weathermen here in NYC! :-)

Staten Island Chuck on Wikipedia.

We'll be back on our bikes in no time!
 
Doesn't look like the guy with the folding bike wheel ever got up to more than ~10 MPH. I would hate to be riding down a hill at 30 MPH when the thing gives out.
 
Phil who? I don't think he exists in my world :)

Interesting wheel, but what is the reason for having a folding wheel? Did it have a tire on it? Looks like no tire.
 
...like michelle, i'm curious about what type of tube & tire the folding wheel uses...i'm assuming it would be proprietary...

...& warren t, (perfect name for this jra) while i'm sure the designer will swear the concept is fail-safe, i can't think of a bike component that would give me more anxiety while i was riding, than a folding wheel...sheesh...
 
The tire looks like a regular tubular, but it's only glued on in a few spots. I would be far more worried about the tire rolling off than the wheel collapsing.
 
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