ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

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ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby Aushiker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:03 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9SWIsY8rzQ&hd=1[/youtube]

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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby rkelsen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:22 pm

Here we go again...

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:31 pm

rkelsen wrote:Here we go again...


That was my thought too :)

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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby ausrandoman » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:55 pm

Airless bicycle tyres will work when someone finds a material with density and elastic hysteresis similar to air. Good luck in your search.
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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby duds2u » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:10 pm

Wonder how much mud they will hold?

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Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:28 pm

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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:02 pm

Michelin did some car tyres about 15 years ago. They didn't catch on either. Funny that. I mean, they company invented a product that would ultimately put it out of business. How dumb was that?
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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby rkelsen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:58 pm

The Tweel? http://auto.howstuffworks.com/tweel-airless-tire.htm

Michelin officially launched them yesterday. After years of development, you can finally purchase a set of these ...if you drive a skid steer loader. They even have a website: http://www.michelintweel.com/

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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby JustJames » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:30 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Michelin did some car tyres about 15 years ago. They didn't catch on either. Funny that. I mean, they company invented a product that would ultimately put it out of business. How dumb was that?


Sort of like Apple killing off the iPod with the Touch (which is basically a phone handset without the phone-y bits)?

It might be a company seeing the writing on the wall, and wanting to own the new product that kills off its old product.

The tweel doesn't replace tyres, just changes them as it's still a product that will wear out and need replacing.
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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby warthog1 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:25 pm

Wonder why they didn't show that vid in muddy conditions :lol:

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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:57 pm

So i get to the end of the trail, onto the bitumen and i want to up the tire pressure a bit and.......oh yea oops.
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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:09 pm

If I had to ride that slowly over bumps I would fall asleep.

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Re: ERW - Airless Bicycle Tyres

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:29 pm

Creek crossing's gonna be a whole new world of wetbackery. What sorta tread pattern will they run? Can't see a Conti fan running Kenda treads...
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