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    Future wheelchair - folding wheels

    A young british designer has come up with a prototype for a new folding wheelchair in which the wheels also fold:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...folding-wheels

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    There have been a number of folding wheel concepts over the years, but none has ever made it to production.

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    Neat idea. Wonder if it requires the use of specific tires? Couldn't imagine 145psi clincher beads staying put...
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    The problem is always going to the rim, to keep it 110% round. Imagine the damage it would do to you're hands if wizzing down hill and the joints were just one tenth of a mm out, it would be like putting your hand in bacon slicer.

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