Tweel not Wheel

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 05:21
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I can't see these being any good much for cars on city streets , how would you let it down for sand dunes. C'mon Willie you can be first to try em

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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 06:12

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 06:12
I can't remeber what I was watching but there was some talk of R&D into making them mechanically tuneable. So theoretically you would be able to "air-down" to allow for changes in terrain, this was aimed at construction industries where vehicles would encounter a wide variety of terrain. They didn't know to what extent but it sounded promising. There is also the issue of them filling up with mud, imagine trying to get all that out from between the spokes on the track.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 07:45

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 07:45
They are supposedly good for cars in the city, since they have more lateral sitffness, hence better handling in the corners. Also, they are 'tunable' in regard to radial sitffness (like adjusting the air pressure) by tuning the spokes. I assume by different wire diameters and quality of steel.
Every one thought Dunlop was a mad scotsman too with the inflatable tyre, and michelen doing the wrong thing with radials in the 30s!

Lets see what comes of it.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 07:51

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 07:51
Doug

Yes this thingy has been here on the forum before, a couple of times.

New technology will just have to prove itself as it is in so many other things. When one is of a later age it is quite hard to get a grip on these new fandangled things but in the end one has to come around...lol. I belive that the Tweel is an adjustable device. How we will go down on the beach with it remains to be seen

I never dreamed I would be driving in the bush with digital mapping and other electronic stuff.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 08:49

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 08:49
Yeh it's scary eh, I find it strange that I know exactly where i am on a map at all times, Another thing with GPS I find very handy is when one is driving about the big city suburbs looking for an address I don't do what I used to any more and that is when I got kinda lost in all the back streets i would think ....now if i turn up here and go round the block...and every time i would choose a dead end street, well now a quick look at the screen and you can see if it is a dead end or if it goes through.or better still let it guide you out.
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Reply By: hopscotch - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 08:52

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 08:52
They used something like this on the moon vehicle and who said nothing good comes from space research?
As I grew up the only digits we knew were our fingers and toes so was what we did with our fingers digital?

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 09:46

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 09:46
Welcome to January last yr, which was an old story from yonks before that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 11:21

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 11:21
Hmmmm well that's unusal that all these other members hav'nt seen it before, some people like myself have not been a member as long as some, I am so very sorry for posting it again and wasting everyones time,
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 11:49

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 11:49
Take Truckster with a grain of salt, he expects it... Yes it's been covered before and yes it is relatively old news but not all of us(I exclude myself from the following as my work generally lends itself to quite a bit of cyber time)spend hours on the old puta... the info I heard about maybe making it mechanically tuneable(as in YOU can alter the tuning to suit your day-to-day driving) was on a show a few months ago...
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 12:07

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 12:07
She's right Blue
I'm just being my silly self as usual, but then again he does come from Victoria aye ................lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 14:23

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 14:23
What are you trying to say about Victorians...???

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 14:34

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 14:34
WHAT me say something about Victorians. naaa I wouldn't do that...what are they anyway ???? I do recall learning something at school about some old tart called a queen and she was from a looooong time ago so these Victorians must be from ............a loooong time ago
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 23:00

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 23:00
lol i saw it before too but hey its worth another look, now if you take google earth and look at Truckys place what do you see?
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 08:07

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 08:07
What, is his house in the shape of an old tart...???
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 17:37

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 17:37
the roof of the patrol and bleep loads of grass that needs mowing...
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Reply By: signman - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 13:01

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 13:01
Doug
It is your responsibility to read every posting- every day on this forum, and take note as to what is, and has been mentioned. The lurking forum Prefects/Monitors don't take lightly if you have the audacity to propose a post that is of interest to you & may even be of interest to other users, even if those users are new to the forum or may have missed the previous post.
It seems to be a cardinal sin to do otherwise.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 15:45

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 15:45
I try, I really do, but I am only human after all!
If sin is to ignore God and go your own way, what is a cardinal sin? :-))).

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 16:52

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 16:52
A cardinal sin ?? are they not the blokes who vote one of themselves to be the Pope ??Blokes that wear dresses and give lectures on Sundays ?? Sin !! surely not ,
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:11

Thursday, Apr 06, 2006 at 19:11
Cardinal Sin, he was from the Phillipines a few years back from memory, LOL
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