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Two thumbs down for The Copenhagen Wheel

This blog has moved, and with it any review I once wrote of a prototype version of this excewent wheel.


Jun. 11th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
Are you in Copenhagen yet???
Jun. 11th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
soon, roberto, soon. The end of this month, for a week. Harry still there?
Jun. 14th, 2011 08:50 am (UTC)
Did seem over-engineered.
As a way of showing off interesting ideas, it is, ahem, interesting. However, it seems a huge engineering effort for very little actual return. If everyone had one of these tomorrow, it would certainly be a good way to throw away many of the benefits of cycling, without seeing many benefits to replace them ...
Jun. 23rd, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
Looks like shit, too...
Jun. 28th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
I agree
I've been following this since its inception. Ambiguity is the word I think of with this "MIT" group. First, I doubt it will be able to deliver what they promise. It may get rolling, but distance is equal to the battery's power. To push a 200lb person the miles they claim, can not be done from the size of a battery that will fit in a wheel hub. Unless they've developed kryptonite.

I've felt this was a bogus, attention getting idea that will never come to fruition. If they have a purchase order from a city government, then it's a maybe. It's all PR at this point.
Jun. 29th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Re: I agree
they will say they are exploring ideas for the city 20 years from now, but in the next breath say to place your order now, or come talk turkey about being a distributer. I feel sorry for anyone holding off buying a bike because they have their eye on this hub, or worse still anyone planning to order wholesale.


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