planetary gear wheel Planetary gear motorcycle wheel

“Capricorn Cyclo-Works” apparently came and went without my noticing, which is too bad, as their “Involution” epicyclic-geared motorcycle wheel is one of the cooler doo-dads I’ve ever seen. The gear train is non-load-bearing and free-spinning so that, even if it jams completely, the wheel will continue to function as normal. The vid below shows it in motion.

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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