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Old 2015-12-05, 03:11 AM   #3
Superbant
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Far, far away in a place with a yard and two floors and a basement and a few unicycles and lots of books and tall trees and good food and some computers and lots of unicycle.com stickers and plenty of misspellings and bad grammar and run on sentances
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Originally Posted by Shmolagin View Post
That's not an original idea at all, we use that type of gearing in pumps and meter systems. Google image search "gear rotor pump" and you can see this. It's not really an improvement over a planetary gearing system because of all the vibration, grinding and noise that it introduces. It also requires the inner gear to be off center which is a problem for a unicycle hub unless you want to look like a kangaroo while riding.

I'm convinced that the real reason we don't have a better hub is that we're too much of a niche. If there was a large market for them they would exist.

I didn't know that, but now that I think about it, its not really surprising.
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