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Old 01-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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Here is a web link with some info on the "Tweel", a new airless tire being developed by Michelin. This could have a profound effect on the tire industry in the future.

Hmm....should I hold off on buying the tire pressure monitoring device that I've been considering?

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Here is a web link with some info on the "Tweel", a new airless tire being developed by Michelin. This could have a profound effect on the tire industry in the future.

Hmm....should I hold off on buying the tire pressure monitoring device that I've been considering?

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This is interesting. For me, I am not an early adopter of new technology. I spent my entire career on "bleeding edge" technologies. Now retired, I am a laggard when it comes to adopting new technologies into my life.
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Sounds like a great idea! There are many bugs yet to be discovered, let alone working out the ones already known. With all those voids between spokes for room to hold mud, rocks, etc., balancing will certainly be one issue.
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I see from your link that the article is from 2005! I haven't seen anything about them recently, and seen none on the road. Must be engineering is having problems. They might work well on a Segway, but I'm not sure I want to trust the weight of my coach on those flexible spokes.
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