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Old 06-07-2019, 06:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The rollers ride directly on the rim. What happens when one or more of them lock up from getting wet/dirty? How much does it cost to retrofit or even repair/replace? And those tires look very out of round.

It would be cool to get this stuff to a fully working/durable stage, but I see too many weak areas in the engineering. Bearing surfaces worry me in this application because there is no way to keep them clean/lubed.

This is screaming "prototype" to me so loudly I can hardly hear anything else.

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Old 06-18-2019, 06:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was interested in this system but only having a 19" wheel is a deal breaker for me. It would also be impossible to rotate the tires with this setup. This would be good for a track car though. A much better setup would not involve the wheels, so it is more practical for normal drivers.
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Funny how their slogan is "The Green New Wheel". At least their marketing has some real numbers, and is technically feasible, unlike the Green New Deal.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah! Every thread should have politics in it!

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Yeah! Every thread should have politics in it!

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Yeah, I feel the same. I stay out of the lounge forum because of the politics, and I avoid threads that veer off into politics. On the few occasions that I have veered into references, I have regretted it. It's not why I am here. Best to all!
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Old 06-19-2019, 01:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Funny how their slogan is "The Green New Wheel". At least their marketing has some real numbers, and is technically feasible, unlike the Green New Deal.
I for one appreciated the sarcasm. Not so much the grousing.
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I appreciated it too.

Not sure why people interpret it as a political statement, as I try to avoid politics as much as possible. I saw an abstract connection between this product, which I've been critical of, and GND, which I've also been critical of. Then their own advertising appropriated the slogan. Clever.

When I criticize something, it's because the idea has problems (or my own understanding has problems), not because it's associated with a particular political party. I don't even know what party The Green New Deal is most commonly associated with because I don't follow politics. Socialist party? Green party? I dunno.
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[aerohead touched on this with his book review in the Climate Consensus thread.]
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[aerohead touched on this with his book review in the Climate Consensus thread.]
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I criticize things because I can think critically, and expect others can too. I'm critical, but not too cynical in my estimation, though I have been too cynical in the past.

The climate consensus thread is epic, and should never be locked. People unable to contend with the discussion there aren't forced to visit the thread.

It's among the most impactful discussions yet that has informed and shaped my understanding and opinion of climate change, and ongoing discussion is likely to continue this evolution of thought.

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