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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Will be interesting to see who comes up with the radial version of this
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 03:26 PM
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Will be interesting to see who comes up with the radial version of this
Michelin has been working on this automotive concept for many years and I don't know if it will ever be appropriate for motorcycles, since bikes utilize the tires in an entirely different way. I'm not sure if "radial" construction is relevant here.
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My wife and I went to the Beamish Museum in the Co. Durham a couple of years ago, everything is as it was in the early part of the 20th century, houses , pubs, dentist, bakery , and of course a garage where they had old cars and bikes, one of the things was a wheel just like the one pictured, only with springs between the rim and the tyre, just shows you everything comes round again.

If can find a pic I'll post it.

That's not it , the one we saw had dozens of springs between the tyre and rim.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 05:04 PM
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ha, very cool but I'm pretty sure tire role in a hard turn would be awful on that. imagine pushing the limits and the entire rim separates from the outer carcass...

getting closer though. at least this functions, be it a tank track on a single sprocket.
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