The making of every handmade motorbike has been always an exciting project, imagine in this case referring to a monowheel. The monowheel is a machine that has only one wheel and the driver sits inside it. The wheel is leaded by other smaller wheels and it is moved by the machine through a rubber wheel, which is connected with the main wheel.
Firstly, we started our structure by making a big, metallic wheel with 130cm diameter using a tube of 40mm diameter. Then, we lined the metallic wheel with a rubber in order to achieve having the benefits that all the tyres have on the street.
Also, due to the fact that the wheel is big in size, we took 4 tyres from small motorbikes and we cut them as well as we glued the one with the other in order to form a tyre.
Afterwards, we made 3 wheels with a bearing using Teflon PTFE and on which the big wheel rolls. These three wheels were attached with the inside part of the wheel on a framework. On this framework, another machine 110cc 4 stroke was placed.
This machine using a chain, enables a rubber wheel to move so this wheel enables the big wheel to move as well. Therefore, the rider sits inside the wheel.
All details: http://bit.ly/Monowheel
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