Working bike has a wheel that is split in half because 0.5 X 2 = 1

  • A YouTuber just reinvented the wheel
  • He split his bike’s rear wheel in half
  • It was to test if bike math was in line with regular mathematics

Published on Jul 07, 2024 at 4:51 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on Jul 07, 2024 at 4:58 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Daksh Chaudhary

A YouTuber just reinvented the wheel by modifying his bike by replacing the rear wheel with two half wheels and got it working.

As he mentioned, it works because it’s simple bike math.

In regular mathematics, we know that 0.5 × 2 = 1, so the engineer wondered if that was true in the world of ‘bikematics’ and put the theory to the test.

And since we’re here talking about it, his idea actually worked, and now we have a bike with a regular wheel and another wheel split in half.

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Creating a working bike with a split rear wheel

In the video posted to the engineer’s YouTube channel called The Q, he rode his ride smoothly until he shattered its front tire by hitting a curb.

Not to spoil you, but he ended up modifying the bike’s rear wheel instead — showing some true engineering skills.

The process went exactly as you might think, and it was certainly pleasing to watch as well.

It wouldn’t be as fun to ride as the dual-engine 6×6 go-kart, but it’s all for science… or math.

He got a regular wheel and cut the whole thing in half with extreme precision.

The rim, spokes, and the tire — the full story is now split in half.

To top it off, both the half-wheels got disc brakes and extended the inner tubing using a makeshift pipe.

Some final touches to make it perfect

You can’t just attach two half tires to any bicycle without changing its structure.

The engineer had to make space to add an extra wheel because it still had the radius of an actual ‘full’ wheel.

Further, he added a separate chain that only runs between the two split wheels to make them run in unison.

Unlike this wheelless Frankenbike that runs on tracks, this is a relatively simpler modification.

After all this tedious work, you now have a working bike that follows the rule of strict bike math.

Now, he could also make it run on hydrogen, just like this ebike, for added convenience.

It was a great idea, to say the least — but he didn’t stop there.

The Q is an engineer, and as he should, he keeps experimenting with different math equations on his ride.

You can watch his other interesting experiments on The Q’s YouTube channel.

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Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth is a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. He has been writing for a few years now, and on his free time you would find him gaming when he's not procrastinating.