|Holy Bat Wheel! -Freakiest ebay wheel of the year award:||filtersweep|
Oct 10, 2003 5:34 PM
|I'm sure it isn't UCI legal... I also wonder what bearing system it uses...
|that has to be one of the worst ideas ever nm||collinsc|
Oct 10, 2003 6:02 PM
|that has to be one of the worst ideas ever nm||DY|
Oct 11, 2003 10:00 AM
Care to elaborate....
|If only batman did triathlons.........||african|
Oct 10, 2003 6:03 PM
|crumbs that thing will turn some heads. Not for me though. I saw a motorbike that had a wheel with no spokes - I think it had the same principle.|
|I wonder if "wheel" is quite the right term ...||Humma Hah|
Oct 10, 2003 6:07 PM
|While there's nothing there I'd call a "fork", it evidently provides all you need up to the stem.
I don't think I'd like to have to change a tire on it on the side of the road.
I've seen a lot of fancy wheels ... I've seen little data to prove any of them are significantly better than 36 spokes and a high-flange hub.
|tire change might be easy||DougSloan|
Oct 10, 2003 7:01 PM
|Actually, a tire change might be easy; check the other photos; the "fork" is one sided; you could change a tire while the wheel is still on the bike.
|Depending on how fast you ride, you may be right.||MShaw|
Oct 11, 2003 5:13 PM
|but you probably haven't checked out drag figures over at www.analyticcycling.com lately either...
From what I understand, under about 20mph, weight is more important than aero, and over that aero is more important than weight.
|and it includes Manuel also !!||fasteddie|
Oct 10, 2003 8:37 PM
|Although the eBay items doesn't specify, my guess is that Manuel must be the Argentinean engineer who created this mess.|
|No. He means Manuel from Fawlty Towers...nm||bicyclerepairman|
Oct 10, 2003 11:34 PM
|I've seen this wheel before....||bestT|
Oct 11, 2003 4:56 AM
|It was designed by the engineer that makes LEW wheels. He's related to my neighbor and I've seen many prototypes of these and other carbon goodies.|
|May be worth a bid...||DrPete|
Oct 12, 2003 9:13 AM
|It's pretty cool if you ask me--whether it works is another question, but it's definitely unique. And if the bidding stays THAT slow, I'd snag it up to sell to someone else. :)|| |