Folding bicycle wheel


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…).

12 Comments

  • bikesgonewild
    February 2, 2008 - 1:51 pm | Permalink

    …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…

  • bikesgonewild
    February 2, 2008 - 8:51 pm | Permalink

    …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…

  • Kate
    February 2, 2008 - 2:41 pm | Permalink

    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!

  • Kate
    February 2, 2008 - 9:41 pm | Permalink

    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!

  • Warren T
    February 2, 2008 - 5:01 pm | Permalink

    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.

  • Warren T
    February 3, 2008 - 12:01 am | Permalink

    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.

  • Michelle
    February 2, 2008 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

    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.

  • Michelle
    February 3, 2008 - 12:50 am | Permalink

    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.

  • bikesgonewild
    February 3, 2008 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    …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…

  • bikesgonewild
    February 3, 2008 - 7:44 pm | Permalink

    …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…

  • Art
    February 4, 2008 - 8:57 am | Permalink

    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.

  • Art
    February 4, 2008 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    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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