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Big Wheel 2.0

Well it's getting close to that time of year again. I got a new big wheel. Blue Duck Racing has doubled it's engineering dept to include a flangehead to do design for the rear axle to support my weight and reduce friction to ensure the wheels will last for numerous races to come instead of one run down the hill within sight of the finish line. The EE dept has been stepped up as well due to new restrictions.


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Come on!!! More pics than that... can't you explain what you are doing to make the wheels better?




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Come on!!! More pics than that... can't you explain what you are doing to make the wheels better?
I just got the big wheel out of it's package, not much to show yet besides it all apart. I know a Mech Engineer that's going to help me out with the rear axle aspect of it. This one looks to have plenty of possibilities though. PVC/metal tubing will be used though.

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Trip, I'll race you at the Gap? I'll grab my Razor scooter.
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Trip, I'll race you at the Gap? I'll grab my Razor scooter.
A razor scooter would be insanely scary at 40mph.

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A razor scooter would be insanely scary at 40mph.
Fine, I'll take the brake off the rear wheel, give you a little advantage...
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Have you figgured out how you are going to run lights this time?
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I'm lost I missed out last year. What is this for?
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Have you figgured out how you are going to run lights this time?
I think lights can be mounted in the down-tubes of your forks. Unless you decided to put Ohlins on there, then I'd stick 'em right underneath the bars.
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Have you figgured out how you are going to run lights this time?
Yeah, I just need to find the light. I am basically going to run a car headlight or something similar. Going to run to the junkyard one day, got a location picked out for it and the battery.

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I'm lost I missed out last year. What is this for?
Here's last years thread oldman and the video. You can't really see anything but you can hear me wreck at the end when one of my rear wheels break off, pics are in the thread.

https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthread.php?t=16776


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*sighs* Make sure you get good vid coverage this year, I am dying to come do it!!!
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I want to see one do a dyno run.
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Yeah, I just need to find the light. I am basically going to run a car headlight or something similar. Going to run to the junkyard one day, got a location picked out for it and the battery.
Dude, just see if you can get like a PIAA or driving light from a car/truck. Don't go with a full headlight, it'd be too much weight.
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Dude, just see if you can get like a PIAA or driving light from a car/truck. Don't go with a full headlight, it'd be too much weight.
Weight is good. Downhill, remember. I am also looking for the best light. Don't worry I am not messing around this time around.

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How about a portable spotlight?
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No ideas needed, but thanks. This is me and a buddy's project. Just made this thread to keep track of it's progess and the conclusion.

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look for those durable mountain bike lights.

That big wheel run looks like a blast. Better coverage this year please, and WIN this time
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look for those durable mountain bike lights.

That big wheel run looks like a blast. Better coverage this year please, and WIN this time
That's the ticket Trip!!!




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look for those durable mountain bike lights.

That big wheel run looks like a blast. Better coverage this year please, and WIN this time
I think that those would be expensive for the BigWheel though. Just go cut the wires off some idiotas PIAAs and grab one of them!
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