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Old 02-05-2007, 08:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: Glass Wheels For That Supernatural Floating Effect

If you let all the air out of the tires it makes the bike look lower. Everyone is doing it...
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:23 AM   #12
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Whats really crazy is it appears to be a hard tail with glass rims
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:55 AM   #13
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Glass wheels. What a misleading headline. They are plastic wheels. If you've ever owned eyeglasses or sunglasses you know that even coated polycarbonate plastic will scratch despite our best intentions to care for them well. I can only imagine how scratched and "fogged" these wheels will look in time. Even if the vehicle is never, ever used on the road, you'd still have to be careful.



Still, as a technology it could be interesting. Polycarbonate is very strong and light, it could be a good wheel material from a performance standpoint if engineered right, but I think carbon fibre would always be stiffer, stronger, and lighter.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:58 AM   #14
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O'Rourke was funny before he tried to morph himself into a mainstream political commentator... he's long since jumped the shark, when last seen he was still screeching hysterically over the threat posed by Saddams WMDs



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Old 02-05-2007, 09:02 AM   #15
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His best books were written quite a while ago. I love Parliament of *****s and All the Trouble in the World.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:11 AM   #16
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No thanks. Not a fan of bling, but even if I were, I'd wait for them to develop transparent aluminum.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:24 AM   #17
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wait till you to clean them once with a the brake dust and dirt on them they will be scratched to all heck. only good for shows.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:12 AM   #18
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Polycarbonate is a plastic - same thing used in safety eyewear. So these are not "glass" wheels. The title of the article is misleading.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:14 AM   #19
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to keep your whales in?
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:17 AM   #20
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What a mirrored finish you could get. You could ride to Palomar and use your bike as your own telescope.
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