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Old 04-06-2006, 09:43 AM   #11
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Default Re: Counter-Rotating Brake Discs?!

I call BS. When they start making claims like (paraphrasing from memory here) "it will make a bike travelling at 200mph turn in like it was going 40mph" when they haven't even built a functioning prototype, I tune out. Remember the airbag vest scam, where a company claimed they had developed a lifesaving vest that inflated into a cushion in an accident? They scammed investors out of 5 million bucks and before they got shut down. I say this is the same idea. Revolutionary tech? Why the hell hasn't anyone else (ie anyone important) put money into testing and developing it if it is so amazing? Anyone remember the Pogue Carburettor scam?



http://www.snopes.com/autos/business/carburetor.asp
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:54 AM   #12
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It looks like they are saying that front wheel precession is the sole cause of wobbles. It'd be nice if that was true. In the meantime, if you want to learn a bit more about wobbles and handling, check this site out:

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/controlan...s/publications
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:24 AM   #13
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They did build a working prototype. There's a video on the site.



The physics are sound, but I have to wonder how much unsprung weight we're adding (as mentioned earlier) and also what's the effect on the brakes due to the rotors travelling at 3 or 4 times the speed of the wheel.



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Old 04-06-2006, 11:29 AM   #14
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Give me some unsprung weight and lighten up my wallet, nice balanced deal
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:13 PM   #15
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Uh...what happens when a chipped tooth jams a gear?
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:52 PM   #16
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You stop so fast that the world starts counter rotating.
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:54 PM   #17
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Fess up! It really is you, isn't it Kpaul?
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:26 PM   #18
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Brake disks don't weigh enough to do whatever it is these guys claim, even if their theory is correct.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:29 PM   #19
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You go see the dentist...
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:35 PM   #20
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