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From empty-tire wheels to axleless ones, cyclists have shown time and time again that their creativity and ingenuity seem limitless when trying to bring an idea to life. some wild. YouTuber Colin Furze proves it once again in a new video, showing him building a bicycle wheel with 14 tiny shoe legs instead of a regular tire.
Inspired by another YouTuber, Colin decided to create a small wheel with flat feet that was sturdy and flexible enough to support an adult’s weight. After using a laser cutter to create the round wooden frame, Colin proceeded to punch dozens of holes in it to use nails to fix the bearings for each leg made of hollow aluminum. As such, the legs of this bike can move up and down as the wheel spins under the body’s weight on a bumpy surface.
Next, Colin 3D printed tiny feet to attach to the ends of 14 articulated aluminum rods. Then he added a hub, and the final product started to take shape. However, one detail that didn’t work as expected was that the articulated feet could not work together. So he removed the feet and kept only the shins, and then put the shoes on them directly. He also put an elastic on the other end to pull all the pins in.
Also, Colin had to extend the bike’s fork because this crazy bike wheel turned out to be too big for his bike. However, the final product is one that deserves praise and leaves a good impression on the viewer. To prove that everything was working properly, Colin drove the car out onto the street, and used it to get over a few uneven surfaces.