Whatever happened to the monowheel?

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Whatever happened to the monowheel?

This facinating site shows pictures of monowheels through the centuries.

We don't seem to have the passion for them that they had in the past it seems.

 http://www.dself.dsl.pipex....

Here is one monowheel (below) from about 1917 that also has an aeroplane engine at the front, a little bit dangerous on the road I would think...

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By netchicken: posted on 6-4-2006

Looks like there are heaps of modern monowheels, from the bottom of the page.

Pity they are so impractical.

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By netchicken: posted on 6-4-2006

Here is a movie of a V8 monowheel.

Note that it only goes in a straight line, and even then looks really shakey...

 http://www.dself.dsl.pipex....
By netchicken: posted on 6-4-2006

it does look fun to ride, I bet you could lean to make it turn.
By YCON: posted on 6-4-2006








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