OW Foldable idea



  • Hello,
    Just waiting for mine, dreaming of nice memories and bruises... I've sketched an idea of a foldable OW.

    This is a free idea, probably costly to develop... all i know is I wish I could fold it and keep it 'light'.

    0_1472554343664_Foldable-OneWheel.jpg

    Cheers
    Rno



  • @Rno Bad ass idea but I don't think It would be doable and hold it's structural integrity.



  • Very cool concept. Long term durability might be an issue but for a travel or lite model it could work.



  • It's a great idea and absolutely could be done. The OW is not stuck with the current frame design. As time goes on I could see OW offering other designs from aluminum, carbon fiber and maybe even titanium.



  • @Roy You wouldn't be concerned with any hinges breaking or anything from the weight on both side of the wheel? I guess you could get a brace that slides over the frame locking it in.



  • Hustle, I don't think it would be too hard to engineer, but it would add cost and also weight.



  • Neat idea, but I wouldn't want a foldable snowboard, surfboard or skateboard. So I'm not down with a foldable OW either. Really they are not that big that they are hard to deal with, are they?



  • @CABALLERO said in OW Foldable idea:

    Neat idea, but I wouldn't want a foldable snowboard, surfboard or skateboard. So I'm not down with a foldable OW either. Really they are not that big that they are hard to deal with, are they?

    No, they're tiny! I keep mine in my pocket.



  • Nice idea, and I'm sure it's possible to make it strong enough. It cracks me up how unimaginative people usually are about strength.

    A good example is my Strida folding bike. Several things look impossible, like the folding plastic petals - which hold your entire weight when extended - or the fact that each wheel uses a single fork on 1 side (instead of a fork on each side). yet, both are plenty strong, and lightweight.

    anyway, you may be missing the biggest feature of your folding design..... you don't need to stuff it into a backpack, because you could easily roll it behind you like carry on luggage. you just need a long handle.

    This is actually one of the best features of the Strida folding bike - when folded up, you can roll it along beside you with 1 hand... I'd love to see that on the OW...



  • @jeff8v7

    True, or the Brompton bike.
    Folds 3 ways and feels as sturdy as full size bike.

    It's also been done on e. skateboard.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R-53aDuCzQ



  • Meanwhile I made a shoulder bag: Cheap

    1. Nice large Strap from an old bag can go around the frame (Black).
    2. Wheel protection (in fact hip/dirt protection, in Yellow) made with soft plastic and strings.

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    Definetly in need of a fender.

    This is how it stores, really light:
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    I am oK with "Diaper like" comments but more looking for improvment ideas.
    This is for urban use in underground with lots of staircases etc.

    Bye
    Arnaud



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  • RNO, love the simplicity and how you cover the wheel. The other solutions do not seem to address how dirty the wheel is.



  • @Rno nice carrying solution!

    I live in Tokyo and take my OW on the train often. The floors are super smooth here, so I found it easier to simply roll the OW instead of carrying it. Might not be as practical with stairs though...

    Here's the link if you're interested...
    http://community.onewheel.com/topic/571/build-you-own-clip-on-wheels-for-5



  • @jeff8v very Nice, I'll add this to my quiver! love the "Dirt Cheap" solutions, don't know why.