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Magic Wheel Answered

The quest for the most ridiculous personal transportation continues with this bizarre merging of a rollerblade, a bicycle, and a penny farthing. If you want one you'll have to get it shipped from Singapore for $580 so if you really want to try it out I'd guess that you could make it for less than $50 worth of spare parts. Anyone interested?

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rcdbeto
rcdbeto

10 years ago

how can I get free plans??? roberto.demarchi@sercomtel.com.br

tanks

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jellydonut52
jellydonut52

11 years ago

 I'm buying one of these right now. Thanks for posting this.

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gmeader
gmeader

Reply 10 years ago

Price is now $69 on Amazon.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Haven't thought about this in a looong time. Looks like the price is now $90 from amazon.

For that price it's almost compelling. I'm curious to try it, but I already have a few bikes that I already love riding.

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pennsteve
pennsteve

11 years ago

To me it looks like the "frame" would be pushing against your thigh while your other leg is used to push, so there really wouldnt seem to be a balance problem.  I could be wrong though.

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lipkel
lipkel

12 years ago

its almost done and it is looking real good if anyone is interested send us a message i will be more then happy to send you some pics of the prototype. i say prototype because this one still needs to look as good as the real magic wheel. i am thinking of using this at my school since i usually have to travel from one side of the school to the other and if i turn up late i get locked out

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PKM
PKM

12 years ago

Breaststroke.

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mwwdesign
mwwdesign

Reply 12 years ago

Swimming wasn't the first thing I thought of with that comment. Oh dear...

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

You know, I was contemplating an addendum along the lines of (as in the swimming stroke, not as in stroke breasts) but I thought "nah, they'll know what I mean and that would just be a cheap gag". Now you've given me mental images... someone standing in the street in complete bewilderment after an assailant glided out of nowhere and very quickly felt them up before gliding away making swimming motions...

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mwwdesign
mwwdesign

Reply 12 years ago

LOL I was actually picturing some girls riding them down the street breaststroking themselves, if you know what I mean. Ok, no more... LOL

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

Hahahahahahahahahaha that made me laugh ....A LOT

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vanpaun
vanpaun

12 years ago

thats one expensive pos bc wheel with a trainer. google bc wheel, much better

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laminterious
laminterious

12 years ago

I want to try to make one as well... looks interesting to say the least.

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rogers236
rogers236

12 years ago

I definitely want to make one, or try to.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

12 years ago

looks fun!!! id buy for... 50-60 £ or 100- 120$

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

I'd try making one if I had plenty spare acrylic around. =)
....and some practice with working with it!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

Ok I have a spare front wheel off a bike, bulletproof tyre, literally so its heavy, good inertia to learn about these and it'll tolerate my bad engineering, I have a bike seat, so I need something for the sides and feet stands and a back wheel?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

It doesn't look like they are "seated". In fact, that might be a major "pain" if it had a seat ?

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

They look to rest on the middle bit at some points, a seat would give more control though

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm, I....am not so sure. Maybe if it were very adjustable and not very wide....but one already is gripping it a bit (similar to riding a horse actually) with the legs.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

That's why I thought of a seat...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Does it have any advantages over skateboards and rollerblades? Apart from costing ten times as much and taking up three times the space for storage?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Just guessing, but at certain speeds, there would be a greater amount of gyroscopic stability just given the larger wheel size spinning. Corners would not be as sharply turned, but I think the ride and cornering would me more like a bike than a skateboard.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

I wouldn't be worried about my "pants" so much...

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w00ty32
w00ty32

12 years ago

i wouldn't like it for the fact that you have nothing to hold on to. i alway likes scooters and bikes over skateboards.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Hey that's pretty cool...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Is one just standing on one leg then ?

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

12 years ago

It's huge, but it shouldn't be too hard to make =)

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Aeshir
Aeshir

12 years ago

If you sit on it the way I think you sit on it, that's gotta be painful.

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blckscab
blckscab

Reply 12 years ago

you dont sit on it..... lol =P
But i can imagine falling off being a bit bad.... the wheel being between your legs and all. XI

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jeffconnelly
jeffconnelly

Reply 12 years ago

if you think tht way, than bycicles are really stupid

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Aeshir
Aeshir

Reply 12 years ago

How do you ride it then? By doing a handstand?

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Labot2001
Labot2001

12 years ago

It looks difficult and uncomfortable, but it does look fun.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

12 years ago

It seems interesting, But It doesn't look particularly fun to ride. I'm all for originality, but PHUN is the main element.