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Dreamcatcher spoke pattern

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Dreamcatcher spoke pattern Bike wheels support a rider's weight with spokes connecting a lightweight rim to the central hub. Their offset patterns also help transfer torque to the wheel when accelerating. Usually, the spokes all connect in straight lines from the rim to the hub. Some decorative lacing patterns twist the spokes (see links).

A dreamcatcher pattern of wires could also connect the rim and hub, using cables or kevlar fiber. This would be strictly decorative, as it would not remove weight or increase strength. But it might be a fun excuse to hang feathers in your wheels.

squirrelecule, Sep 12 2010

http://www.instruct...-Lacing---flowers!/ [squirrelecule, Sep 12 2010]

http://www.cyclemonkey.com/gallery.shtml [squirrelecule, Sep 12 2010]

filamentary_20spokes_20wheel [squirrelecule, Sep 12 2010]


       But the defining characteristic of a dreamcatcher is that there is a hole in the middle. So a dreamcatcher weave would not, by definition, attach the rim to the hub, and the wheels would just fall off.
5th Earth, Sep 12 2010

       They would not fall off, since the rim would be trapped between the forks and the hub. I suppose that with practice and a gentle downhill slope, one could learn to balance the naked hub on the inside of the dreamcatcher hole, and ride the bike a short distance before falling off in a tangle of limbs, rims and frame.
pocmloc, Sep 12 2010

       [+] for the visuals, who cares how well it works.
FlyingToaster, Sep 12 2010


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