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the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

back in 2018, an anticyclone dubbed the beast from the east, brought a cold wave from siberia all the way to england, having many european countries experience heavy snowfalls and unusually low temperatures. three years later, it seems as if this beast is taking over europe again, with germany being covered in snow in the past few days and england about to see it too.

 

for those who still want to go out and cycle, the Q has replaced the tires on a bicycle with circular saw blades so that bikers can easily ride on ice. genius? 

the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice
screenshots from the Q’s video on youtube

 

 

with over 10 million subscribers on youtube, the Q is known for its science and engineering videos that go from building a soda fountain out of cardboard to exchanging a scooter’s tires with F1 ones. dubbed epic cycling on ice, the Q’s latest experiment is the icycycle, a sort-of-terrifying ice bike that features two giant saw blades instead of the bike’s normal tires.

the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

 

 

we must insist that people shouldn’t try this at home, but its certainly fun to see how the bike was first constructed, then taken out for a ride, then back to the workshop for some more work, and finally smoothly riding along a frozen lake. ‘epic cycling on ice ladies and gentlemen, please welcome a bike with circular saws instead of wheels that can easily ride on ice – icуcycle,’ says the Q.

the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

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the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

the Q replaces wheels on bike with massive circular saw blades to ride on ice

 

 

project info:

 

name: icyclycle

design: the Q

 

  • I hate to sound negative but this is a truly stupid idea from a practical point of view. If it’s purely a PR stunt then I guess it’s pretty creative. A much safer cheaper and just as effective hack is to simply glue coarse sand or even gravel to the rubber tires or just buy studded tires – an effective solution that’s been around for nearly 100 years. A whole lot safer and probably much cheaper than those giant saw blades.

    Wingspinnerd
    Feb 28, 2021
  • This is an embarrassingly bad video. And equally so for the concept.

    Matthew Galvin
    Feb 22, 2021
  • Be sure not to ride around in a circle for too long.

    Bonson
    Feb 20, 2021
  • Might want to consider fenders as a peace-of-mind safety barrier.

    Tim Holloway
    Feb 17, 2021
  • Neat but the front wheel should be turned around because of the way the wheels bite the ice, a drive wheel bites opposite a push wheel

    Wes
    Feb 17, 2021
  • I disagree, live a little!

    A Brock
    Feb 16, 2021
  • I really hope this can support a 53/11 gearing combo. I only ride at 110rpm and insist on being able to 40mph when I die.

    Dave G.
    Feb 15, 2021
  • Well, that would act as a deterrent to any toddler wishing to climb out of the bike trailer.

    Alan Phoenix-Bates
    Feb 15, 2021
  • First thought, cool idea.

    However, you wouldn’t want to ride with anyone in case of a fall. A person could get seriously injured by that spinning saw blade. It may potentially be very dangerous to the rider as well in case of a fall as the wheels spin wildly towards a body part. Then again, riding on ice isn’t for the weak at heart to begin with.

    graftdesign
    Feb 15, 2021

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