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a one wheel motorcycle that you sit inside the wheel an the motor sites inside the wheel an the wheel turns around the wheel fram that is made out of metal
-- justin pittard (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 12, 2001
Well Justin,you should check out Popular mechanics for 1932.I'm not sure what month it is,but there a short article they called a "one wheel auto".It carried two passengers and made a speed of 30 miles per hour when tested in England.It was called the "dynasphere".I happen to have an old popular mechanics hard bound best of book and I remembered seeing it......it's ten feet tall and kind of looks like a tire and is powered by a small 4 stroke.The pic looks really strange.Any of you Brits out there know anything about it?
-- Matthew Kenney (email@example.com), February 12, 2001.
I've seen that giant one wheel contraption before. It's on a film you might be able to find at your local obscure video store. The film is called "Gizmo" There is a shot of this machine on the show along with all kinds ofr interesting inventions throughout history. A great fun film. Check it out!
-- Duane Flatmo, Art attack (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 13, 2001.
there is a smaller verion of that concept. i saw it on ripley's belive it or not. I think that would be a cool idea for the show.
-- ajaxx (email@example.com), February 13, 2001.
I read some old book or article about the small race cars kids would build in the 1930s. One of the most sought after items was a "motor wheel" that was a bicycle wheel with a small gasoline engine in the hub. Cars built with these were often 5 wheelers with the motor wheel in the middle rear. One would be cool for a scale Morgan 3 wheeler. :) Too bad these wheels haven't been produced for over 50 years. :(
-- Gregg Eshelman (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 24, 2001.
hehe I was just researching on this topic and didnt find much avilible. I am going to build one of these things and get back to you. if I like it i will start sellin them ;-)
-- rob (email@example.com), April 22, 2001.