Saturday, September 4, 2010

No More Spokes

Luke Douglas has designed this awesome belt driven hub-less bike. While I think his bike design needs some work, the gearing and lack of spokes is simply brilliant. Now I'm wondering how easy it would be to take this from design/prototype to retail market.
So a few years back I remember seeing Billy Lane, of Choppers Inc., create a hub-less motorcycle wheel which looked and worked awesome. Don't believe me? Well I got the video to prove it.
Maybe the idea wasn't new but bringing it to the cycling community would be. Having destroyed a rim or two over the years I'm wondering how much abuse a rim like this could take. Can't wait to see these developed, for now we'll have to settle for the prototype video.

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