Re: the penny farthing
Originally Posted by d00d
Well it looks cool!
How it actually works, and the materials used is top secret.
The way I see it is .....
Watch this animation http://www.cyclopic.co.uk/
The grey bits are rigid frame, blue/black rotate. (?)
On cornering it bends at that central folding point.
Could be good.
I agree that the grey bits are the rigid frame and the blue/black bits rotate. I think that is obvious.
What I'd really like to know is how the wheels are supported by the frame (or the other way around), and allow for free unimpeded movement yet are retained in position without any looseness.
In traditional bicycles, the only connection between the wheels and the frame are the hubs, which are relatively small. In this, I suspect that there are quite extensive connections/bearings which are able to allow free movement yet, at the same time, ensure that the wheels cannot detach from the frame.
It may be a 'secret', but I certainly wouldn't think about buying one without knowing a lot more!