If the notion of a square-wheeled bicycle appeared to defy logical reasoning, a bicycle with Reuleaux triangle wheels may seem even more absurd. Sergii Gordieiev, a professional engineer and gifted inventor, previously astounded us with his inventive design and now, his latest do-it-yourself project has piqued our interest again.
Similar to the square-wheeled bicycle that appeared theoretically unfeasible to operate – yet moved with ease – this clever construction also astonishes with its smart engineering. The innovative bike, with wheels featuring rollers, moves in a straight line, creating contiguous lines between each roller and the flat surface it traverses. This characteristic allows the triangular wheels to surmount their inherent challenges and roll with unexpected ease.
What’s more, the bicycle can navigate and steer through uneven landscapes like dirt trails with comparable proficiency. Considering the principles of physics, the wheels of the Reuleaux triangle shape represent the “most straightforward and well-known curve of constant width apart from the circle.”
The DIY bicycle, despite its highly unlikely appearance, is pedaled just like any other bicycle. Furthermore, the rider experiences less discomfort than one might predict. Articulating arms absorb the majority of the wheel’s movement, ensuring minimal transmission to the rider. Such an engineering marvel seems like a simple task for Sergii, considering his track record with previous constructions. ALso be sure to check our list of the most expensive bikes in the world.