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1932 Dynasphere vs. 2010 Uno

How do you improve the motorcycle? Why, get rid of everything it doesn't need! Including the second wheel:


And here's the modern iteration of the one-wheeled cycle:


Click the image to see the story.


Personally, I'd prefer the Dynasphere. Okay, back to work....

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clevermanka
Feb. 8th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's ...really pretty. Impressive!
mckitterick
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Isn't it though?
silverfae
Feb. 8th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)

How do you park it? Lay it back on that chrome doohickey?

The Dynasphere makes me giggle...

Hamster Ball for humans!!
mckitterick
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
I think they both just balance when parked. The Uno sort of cheats by using two side-by-side wheels.
silverfae
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Ah, I missed the fact that it has two wheels.

The practical mind of mine says "yikes" if you ever have a blowout, that might hurt.
edichka2
Feb. 8th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Pretty significant blind spot with that Dynasphere....
edichka2
Feb. 8th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
Or maybe not so much, now that I watch the video.
mckitterick
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
I would totally ride it. In traffic.
minnehaha
Feb. 8th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking Silverberg wrote a story published as an Ace Double in the 1950s about a vehicle like the Dynasphere. But I think maybe they were sentient aliens, or just perhaps menacing weirdness, and not a person-carrier. Unsure; it's been too long since I read it.

K.
mckitterick
Feb. 8th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
I suspect Silverberg wrote on every possible concept during that period, so it could be both!
rowanda380
Feb. 8th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
random commenter
yeah, that is neat...but I don't think I would ever be brave enough to ride on of those!
mckitterick
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: random commenter
It's no more dangerous than... um, riding a powered unicycle into traffic....
rowanda380
Feb. 9th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: random commenter
yeah, well, if you had my sense of balance....
I don't know if you are a South Park watcher, but those remind me of a invention Mr. Garison made which was quiet humurous :0)
normalcyispasse
Feb. 8th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
There was a follow-up on this in a recent issue of PopSci or Wired or one of those.

Turns out, they added a second wheel because the gyro-stabilized unit was too unstable above 20mph.

So now it's a Duo.
mckitterick
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, I read about it in one of the cycle mags, too!
madmatmax
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
The first one reminds me of that death wheel in twisted metal. But yea fineline, the harley dealership, and i think the yamaha dealerships have all closed
mckitterick
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Holy crap. I saw that the Harley dealer was closed when I made a little trip up there last month (looking for a bargain on a Buell...). Sad about the Yamaha place, because it was our only real motorcycle shop in town (even if they had terrible sales techniques). And sad that Fineline went under without selling it to me ;-)

Hey, maybe he'd sell it to me for a dollar now....
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