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  • ever wondered how a bike stays upright?
  • Premier Icon I_did_dab
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    These folks did…Science article
    It’s nice to know that my input as a rider isn’t entirely necessary…
    Look Ma no hands!

    Premier Icon RealMan
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    Apparently there’s a video of a guy falling off a bike, and the bike continues and clears two doubles and goes round a berm or something. Haven’t been able to find it though.

    Premier Icon chvck
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    Cool!

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    Thanks. Down loaded for reading later.

    Premier Icon 100mphplus
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    Didn’t you learn about gyroscopic force in school, it’s basic physics!

    Premier Icon mrplow
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    Ghostie.

    Premier Icon slunk
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OSNF67qeYs[/video]

    Premier Icon mudmonster
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    Hahaha, the ghost bike is great

    Premier Icon joao3v16
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    Bikes stay upright the same reason planes stay airborne – sheer will power of the passengers wishing not to crash

    Premier Icon buzz-lightyear
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    Every MTB coach should show that film to their students with the words: “Proof that bikes don’t want to crash”

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Bikes stay upright the same reason planes stay airborne

    So should I start my rides on a conveyor belt?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    That bike goes riderless better than many riders at Glentrss FFS 😕

    Premier Icon adstick
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    100mphplus – you might have learned basic physics, but obviusly not how to read! 🙂 The paper linked by the OP show that giroscopics are NOT involved in keeping a bicycle upright….

    Premier Icon I_did_dab
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    @adstick the gyroscopic effect is involved, as is the caster effect, but the paper shows that you can build a bike with neither and it still stays up.

    Premier Icon Keva
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    ghost bike must be a FS, a hardtail wouldn’t be able to do that.

    Kev

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    lol @ Kev

    Premier Icon JonEdwards
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    Goes a long way to explaining my riding technique.

    Point. Hang on. Hope. Do nothing else.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    I’ve only read the abstract but it sounds basically like it doesn’t prove how a bike stays upright it just disproves previous theories…?

    I like Joaos theory

    Premier Icon I_did_dab
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    @D0NK no it shows that all the previously explored stabilising effects have been important in the evolution of the bike and that others are also important, suggesting that alternative designs for stable bikes may be possible in the future. I think…

    Premier Icon Nicknoxx
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    Can’t read the full article without paying. Boo.

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