Strange wheels

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by Simon Mason, Sep 13, 2011.

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    Simon Mason Guest

    Simon Mason, Sep 13, 2011
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    Danny Colyer Guest

    Nope, but they look like an ingenious solution to the problem of
    suspension from the days before the invention of the annular pneumatic
    suspension that we all use today. Or perhaps they were invented later
    by someone who was sick of punctures.
     
    Danny Colyer, Sep 13, 2011
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    Adam Funk Guest

    Adam Funk, Sep 13, 2011
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    Mike Causer Guest

    I'm sure I've seen something like this before, but a quick peruse of
    Sharp's and Prior Dodge's [1] books reveal nothing. The 800 (?) pages
    of H.O. Duncan is next - when the tuit supply is restored.

    The museum /does/ look interesting. Could orkmate be specific about
    where it is?



    [1] Sharp is prior to Prior IYSWIM.

    Mike
     
    Mike Causer, Sep 13, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    It's here:

    http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/verkehrszentrum/information/
     
    Simon Mason, Sep 14, 2011
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    Adam Funk Guest

    I expect it's this one, although it doesn't mention bicycles.

    http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/collections/transport/
     
    Adam Funk, Sep 14, 2011
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    Ian Jackson Guest

    I'm in Munich right now for a conference, but before then I had some
    touristing. I've now spent three days in the main part of the
    Deutsches Museum - absolutely fantastic. I didn't get around to
    visiting their land transport or air transport annexes ...
     
    Ian Jackson, Sep 15, 2011
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    OG Guest

    My first thought was whether Germany had experimented with rubber free
    cycling during WWI when the Military had first call on any natural
    rubber supplies. I seem to recall that part of the German attemt at 19th
    C expansion in Africa was related to being able to have control over
    their own tropical domain for growing rubber.

    But a search found this

    http://wheelbike.blogspot.com/2011/08/springs-not-air-for-bike-tires-1896.html
     
    OG, Sep 15, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    Great - I will pass it onto my colleague.
     
    Simon Mason, Sep 16, 2011
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