In conjunction with the University of Colorado’s Mechanical Engineering Department, bicycle parts manufacturer CeramicSpeed has launched.

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This chainless bike is still a prototype, but it could change the industry’s future forever

And there’s probably a very good reason that bicycle chains have persisted since their introduction in the late s. That being said, it wold still be cool to see a working version. In conjunction with the University of Colorado’s Mechanical Engineering Department, bicycle parts manufacturer CeramicSpeed chsinless launched an ambitious initiative: Join overdesigners who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter I love being able to run quick errands while getting a little exercise; at the supermarket I bicylce only a few things at a time and go several times a.

Naysayers and skeptics will say the cost, plus the additional weight of whatever housing system would be required to keep mud out, would nullify the efficiency of the design.

Who would have guessed that attempting to set people up in a contrived, high-pressure environment might not yield a perfect match? I suspect it’s for shifting! Still like to ride it though. The most dashing thing I’d ever read about Raymond Loewy is that he used to commute, from his manse in Long Island to Manhattan, via speedboat. Straight to you every other week. Don’t have an account? Plus I can’t deny that if they get that pinion working, it’d be awfully cool to see in action.

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Truth Pedaling a bicycles has always converted muscular movement to radial motion, and such a conversion always has some loss. That statement isn’t super meaningful as chain drives already have very low friction.

It’s an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information. Singletrack Magazine via Reddit.

CeramicSpeed’s Bearing-Based Chainless Bicycle System

Looks a bit tricky for getting close ratio gearing. K Reset Password Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password. But chwinless, innovation comes about by people and companies spending a lot of money to try out new things. He filmed his journey and compressed those 80 days down into 80 seconds:.

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If I did, I think I’d go with an overhead bike hoist; as narrow as bicycles are, they seem to take up a disproportionate amount of floor. Cars have been using this type bicyvle transmission ever since.

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I hope it works and becomes a product, but I am not holding my breath. Nintendo’s camera accessory is only capable of taking dithered grayscale pictures, but with Photoshop, some colored gels and basic photographic know-how, you can see what chainleess color-capable version of the tool might’ve looked like.

CeramicSpeed’s Bearing-Based Chainless Bicycle System – Core77

Breathe it in, deep. Username Password Forgot password? I can’t tell about the friction and efficiency, but the sound it makes is quite annoying. As the currency leaves its teenage years, the euro is probably better known for its shortcomings.

Pickles are an integral staple of Turkish cuisine, and a glass of pickle juice is famed as a quick, tasty and natural cure for even the fiercest of headaches. What’s with the battery cell in the drive shaft? Not an innovative design… Actually if the dreamer designer focused more on research rather than trying to create something new would know biccle this concept has been proposed and failed. I was at Eurobike and had a chance to see it in action.


Too, the carbon tube will bend outwards and the gear shifting friction will rise enormously under load.

Already have an account? Gilles, I was at Eurobike as well. Instead of bearing contact, the bearing seat was contacting the cassette, which made an awful noise. Professional skydiver Michelle Nirumandrad latches canvases bocycle her body and makes “art” through “gestural abstraction.

That prototype shows massive gear steps like on a mountain bike cluster with a x1. How and where do you store your bike? However, the single speed, as far as I could tell, had the bearings misaligned to the cassette. It’s a safe for bicycld purposes — you can store anything in there, from your family heirlooms to your lunch.

This stuff is going to jump over teeth and will be destroyed soon because once bended the axial forces will rise. I’m a Citibike user so have never had to deal with storage.