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Based on the famous image (see link) only with the outside
apexes of the encompassing square cut away. The hub would of course naturally centre on the belly button.
Would obviously work as a printed image on a solid disk, but I
prefer the idea of an open wheel, with the legs and arms
the actual spokes, and the corresponding rear view
that Leonardo never conceived, making the other side.
Da Vinci's Man
Now available from Dunlop Tyres [xenzag, Jun 09 2008]
(?) Da Vinci Hoax
The great Man's bicycle (not) - excellent hoax that continues to fool many. [xenzag, Jun 09 2008]
"bow legged" perhaps, Da Vinci was also?
[daseva, Jun 09 2008]
||Well, seeing as he invented the bicycle... I don't know if this is much more than a consolidation of his ideas. Which is good, don't get me wrong... I just have a hard time liking ideas that bear a certain sense of obvious uninspired inevitability... Which may be exactly what Leo did close to perfection.
||And, unequal loading across spokes will prove to be a great hinderance. What works for man dosen't always work for machine, maybe.[+/-]
||"He's more machine now than man, twisted and evil ...."
||I've never seen the significance of that
Vitruvian Man image. There's all this
hooey about circles and squares. But,
depending on how you pose a human
figure, it can fit in any combination of
shapes you like. Basically, the image
represents the fact that a man is
roughly as tall as his arm-span; pretty
much any bilaterally-symmetric
organism can be posed to fit inside a
||Free ice-cream for whoever can draw a
||Plus, what is it with the guy's right leg
(left as viewed) in the 'square' pose?
He's got his foot pointing straight
towards us, but attached to a leg which
is twisted sideways with its knee
pointing to his left.
||I see no problem with the knee, however the stern expression is unnecessarily...stern.