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Old 2003-05-23, 06:19 AM   #1
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New Bedford Impossible wheel !

I have been designing and manufacturing Impossible wheels over the last few months.

The Bedford Impossible Wheels are now in stock and ready to ride !

They have huge 14mm axles, 48 spokes with alloy rims. Hub, spokes and rim are black
The platforms are machined aluminum powder coated high-gloss black with grip-taped surfaces.

They look awesome !!!

Jeff Groves and Ryan Atkins have been testing a prototype. They have even mastered bunny hopping on them !!! Yep, bunny hopping over things on a impossible wheel !

Here is a link to some photo's. More pictures soon.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...73263399GtyVVU

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Old 2003-05-23, 07:21 AM   #2
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Darren,

That photo's a keeper! They look really, really awsome! That red strip really goes well with all the black. How much will they cost? I'm considering getting one in the fairly distant future (as I have a long wishlist and already own a cheap impossible wheel with little round pegs). How much would shipping be to Australia? Do you ship to Australia?

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Old 2003-05-23, 04:03 PM   #3
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Re: New Bedford Impossible wheel !

On Fri, 23 May 2003 01:19:23 -0500, Darren wrote:

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> I have been designing and manufacturing Impossible wheels over the last
> few months.

....
> Here is a link to some photo's. More pictures soon.
>
> http://tinyurl.com/cgto


Okay, it looks cool, but unless you're related to Johnny Hart, it's hard to
see how this works...

.... or maybe I'm just completely clueless. But for all us clueless folks,
can you post a picture of someone riding one?

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Old 2003-05-23, 04:08 PM   #4
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Re: New Bedford Impossible wheel !

On Fri, 23 May 2003 09:03:25 -0700, Mike wrote:

> On Fri, 23 May 2003 01:19:23 -0500, Darren wrote:
>
>>
>> I have been designing and manufacturing Impossible wheels over the last
>> few months.

> ...
>> Here is a link to some photo's. More pictures soon.
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/cgto

>
> Okay, it looks cool, but unless you're related to Johnny Hart, it's hard to
> see how this works...
>
> ... or maybe I'm just completely clueless. But for all us clueless folks,
> can you post a picture of someone riding one?
>

Never mind... I googled, and found some photos here:

http://www.devilstick.org/~jbarlow/j...mpossible.html

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Old 2003-05-23, 09:03 PM   #5
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Re: New Bedford Impossible wheel !

On Fri, 23 May 2003 01:19:23 -0500, Darren
<Darren.nvc4b@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>Yep, bunny hopping over things
>on a impossible wheel !

I wondered how one would convince the IW to go up. Hopping in sync
with tyre springiness? But now from the photo I suppose it is
squeezing the feet against the vertical part of the platforms and
possible hooking shoes under the nut, right? Even when I understand
that part of the physics, I stand in awe at the skill to do it!

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Old 2003-05-24, 01:06 AM   #6
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Andrew

The price is 125-140 Canadian depending on the tire.

About 90-100 US

I ship worldwide. I would need your address to give you a quote.

E-mail me at: bedford_unicycles@yahoo.ca


Klaas

Yes, they use the big chrome nuts to hold on to for bunny hopping.
These guys are awesome unicyclists and will be the pioneers of impossible wheel stunts/tricks.



There are 12 or 15 in stock right now if you're looking for one.

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Old 2003-05-24, 01:50 AM   #7
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here's a picture of jeff riding his BC. This is about the 3rd time he had tried.
It is mainly just getting over being scared of jumping at high speed, to get around the gym once or twice. My favourite thing now, is jumping on at sprinting speed, and trying to juggle whilst riding the bc.
Out around the city, and down grassy hills is awesome fun. I even managed to do a pedal(peg) grab onto something about 15".
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Old 2003-06-04, 08:03 PM   #8
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Jeff and i finished making a BC wheel movie, so Check it out!!!

It's a great movie, and you'll be able to see what it looks like to ride a bc wheel, and how incredibly cool they are!

Hope you enjoy the movie!!!

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Old 2003-06-04, 08:28 PM   #9
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Most impressive!

The choice of soundtrack is truly inspired...

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Old 2003-06-04, 08:56 PM   #10
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Inspiring video. Almost makes me want to go out and buy one.

I agree with Phil, the sound track is perfect.
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Old 2003-06-05, 12:19 AM   #11
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i love the fireball tire, nice addition!!
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Old 2003-06-05, 01:00 AM   #12
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Sick! Way to go guys.

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Old 2003-06-05, 01:29 AM   #13
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Too bad we don't see the beginning where Ryan is holding onto Jeff like a scared baby, while Jeff gently starts him out into his glide.
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Old 2003-06-05, 04:34 AM   #14
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Next we'd like to see the movie with some jumps! Say some small ones, like a gentle skate board type ramp to ride up and over.
But seriously, The movie was totally awesome. Wow, the things that are possible with the right equipment and lots of daring skill and nerve.
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Old 2003-06-05, 05:38 AM   #15
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i love the fireball tire, nice addition!!
It looks like a 20" wheel. It's likely a fat 20" BMX tire, but it's not a Fireball unless I'm totally misjudging the size of the wheel.
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