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Old 11-08-2009, 12:43 PM
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Default Kirk's Frictionless Bike...

Talkin' bout his spokeless motor(?)cycle wheels... how the rims suspend around anti-grav hubs.

This may have been mentioned/discussed before - but everytime I watch my download I love this cool attention to futuristic detail...

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Old 11-08-2009, 03:54 PM
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Actually, I think I noticed, and is backed up by the concept art, that it is not any anti-grave floating devices, but merely a different approach to mechanical turning, the axle or whatever turns the wheel nearer the edge rather than a pivot point with spokes in the middle

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Old 11-08-2009, 04:00 PM
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Thanks DNA - and cool pic/post!!!

If I'm not mistaken, I think the filmed version extends the 'hub' more toward center - and is charcoal grey/black, not green - but I will re-check.

Nevertheless, you may be right. Either way, I have never seen that pic - and appreciate the pic and response!

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Old 11-08-2009, 04:06 PM
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Just re-checked the scene, DNA.

I think you're right. The hub seems to extend further toward the center than your pic indicates, and the bike'ss charcoal/black - not green - but I think your description is more accurate - unless they failed to convey what I was thinking...

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WOW, nice pic, I love this motorbike.
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It looked cool!
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Presummably because such things as bikes have a strong visual and design ethic in their evolution (see cars) whereas mechanical installation such as Oil Rigs and refineries tend to look much the same for longer periods of time.

A bike and an engine room are not comparable and I believe you must be aware of that.
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Definitely not anti-gravity. Just a different way to attach the rim to the drive mechanism.

http://www.dreadnoughtseries.com/img...rcycle%202.jpg
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:21 PM
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It's hardly futuristic tech.

Google "hubless motorcycle"

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