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YouTuber creates a bicycle with two half wheels

By T.K. Randall
July 9, 2022 · Comment icon 11 comments

Would you ride this thing down to the shops ? Image Credit: YouTube / The Q
The novel contraption replaces the standard rear wheel of the bike with two halves which alternate as you ride along.
Never underestimate the capacity of some YouTubers to go above and beyond when it comes to creating unnecessarily complicated and completely pointless contraptions - as evidenced recently by this bizarre bicycle with two half wheels created by the talented people behind the channel "The Q".

The front half of the bike appears entirely normal, however at the back the rear wheel has been basically split in two, with each half separated so that they touch the ground alternately as it rides along.

Of course this peculiar invention has absolutely no purpose whatsoever other than to be an interesting engineering exercise and to serve as a curiosity worthy of attracting views on YouTube.
It does, however, succeed in both quite admirably.

"I bet you have never seen anything like this and yes, it's fully working bicycle you can ride every day," the video's caption reads.

"This is how regular math looks: 0.5+0.5=1 so, in bikematics it should works as well."

Source: Interesting Engineering | Comments (11)

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Comment icon #2 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
Pointless inventing of the weel once again.  
Comment icon #3 Posted by XenoFish 2 years ago
Looks like a flat tire and I'd love to see it take on some stairs.
Comment icon #4 Posted by bmk1245 2 years ago
Cool contraption, though, I'd like to see him riding on sandy terrain)))
Comment icon #5 Posted by Tatetopa 2 years ago
Hey, you know if we put those two halves together, we could do with one sprocket, a shorter frame and chain. Why hasn't anybody thought of that? Oh, nevermind.
Comment icon #6 Posted by NCC1701 2 years ago
Maybe this concept comes in handy for a mars rover. Have four split wheels to drive over really rough terrain.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Susanc241 2 years ago
Oh, come on guys, that was entertaining. And I admire the ingenuity of thinking that out and executing it. Think of the strongest glue search and post-it notes and where that ended up. Wacky ideas can lead on to serious application sometimes.
Comment icon #8 Posted by gmeades 2 years ago
I wonder how many people watching this don't realize he didn't solve his problem at all. He blew out his front tire, and then set about spending all of his time and energy working on re engineering the back tire. He also chopped up two tires to make the rear half-tires, and still had to buy a new front tire in the end. So, what he did was bought a new front tire in the end, but then cut up two tires to make the rear, re-engineered the frame, and spent a lot of time and energy that had nothing to do with preventing that front tire from blowing out again, which it will if he keeps driving over c... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by OverSword 2 years ago
Comment icon #10 Posted by Bendy Demon 2 years ago
How is that travesty even supposed to work? Judging by the image, except for the front tire, there would seemingly only be one half wheel in contact with the pavement while the other half isn't. I mean it is...interesting (I guess) but I fail to see the 'wow' factor in this.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Myles 2 years ago
He's a "Youtuber" so entertainment is what he does.    It is pretty cool.   Not anything that will be better than a full wheel but still kind of cool.

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