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Cycling in winter is always a bit difficult. But that could be a bit of an exaggeration.
One cyclist made a pretty crazy adaptation of the good old winter bike. He machined wheels from saw blades. Yes, the wheels went off and on went a set of custom circular saw blades.
“Please welcome a bike with circular saws instead of wheels that can easily ride on ice – the ice bike,” announced The Q, which originally posted the video.
Best of all, this is real. In the video you can find out how the inventor brought his idea for wheel saws to life.
It all started with a stick figure drawing. (Not nearly as big as that of Bike bars, but still entertaining.) With some technical skill, welding, 650x32mm steel saws, modified disc brakes, and booms, the ice came to life.
Next, watch the fate of the Creator Test and run the saw blade across an icy pond.
Keep in mind, however, that there is already an easier solution for winter biking. (Hi, fat bikes and Handle bolt!) Somebody would have made the ice wheel just for fun at some point.
To be honest, the ice wheel works better than we expected. Although we still have a lot of questions. Are these hubs balanced? What if you crash? And why, why shouldn’t you add fenders ?!
Disclaimer: You really shouldn’t make a manual on this rig. You really shouldn’t try this at home either.
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From Mary Murphy
Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.