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Michelin is introducing the Tweel - a combination of wheel and tire that could offer a number of benefits to owners of wheeled vehicles. Unlike most Michelin tires sold in the past century, the Tweel is unique - it does not use air to cushion the rid (Read
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|"Interesting idea.... Mabe it can prevent many car accsidents whitch were carred due to the flat tires."
(Rrrrrrr 1/15/2005 5:05:49 AM)
|"Man! This is awesome! It's about time they did something about the wheel, you know... I always thought that it was primitive to put air in a wheel in the first place! This is going to save lots of time and money!"
(Jose 1/20/2005 5:42:05 AM)
|"Wasn't "Tweel" the name of the alien in Stanley G. Weinbaum's "A Martian Odessey"? Not at all wheel-like, though.
It would be far too cool if he were, wouldn't it?"
(Eric S. Harris 2/20/2005 8:41:34 PM)
|"TWEEL-IT IS VERY GOOD INVENTION.IT IS REVOTINARY SEARCH. "
(GAURAV KADAM-INDIA 3/7/2005 12:27:06 AM)
|"I can remember a similar airless wheel built years ago in Sweden (Volvo? Saab?).
The spring medium was transverse U shaped fiberglass beams (imagine a U on it's side, bottom on the road, top on the wheel hub) designed to deflect evenly across the tread. Their appearance was similar to a multi spoked (say 20) wheel with a 0 aspect tire (Just a shear band with a tread).
It may have been on a show car but it was tested.
I think that I saw a report on it in a magazine about Materials Development or similar."
(Rafe03 11/4/2005 9:27:18 AM)
|"Hi. I live in northern Canada and I am afraid that at minus 15 F if you drove over a bump those spokes would shatter."
(John B 2/26/2006 9:10:03 AM)
|"this is the most useful tire for the road like in india"
(dhananjay 3/7/2006 9:36:40 AM)
|"Hi there, I invented the tweel about 30 years ago, except I called it "the jefferson noair wheel". after my favorite band."
(tham 4/21/2006 8:18:48 PM)
|"What do you replace when the tread is gone? The whole wheel?
What is the projected cot?"
( 5/27/2006 7:40:01 PM)
|"Where can I find a video demo of the Audi A4 with tweel.
(Charlie 7/27/2006 1:51:34 PM)
|"Being from up north eh, snow and slut in the spokes would cause quite the havoc:/"
(Matty P 8/20/2006 7:15:13 PM)
|"when & where he invented the tweel????"
(anonymous 9/3/2006 2:40:50 AM)
|"it is a cool tyre"
(bob 10/16/2006 9:10:48 PM)
|"This would be neat for a mountain bike."
(Ethan Horisk 10/24/2006 2:56:22 PM)
|"i want to know the complete tire and wheel history upto the invention of tweel"
( 12/2/2006 10:28:38 PM)
|"Hey were doing a project on your tire and we want to know if you have any extra info for us ! ?
(Korrina Reid, Teshia Henry, Kalya Gitty 9/24/2007 9:37:44 AM)
|"thats a pretty kool bullet"
( 1/12/2010 8:41:21 AM)
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