An engineering class at Yale decided to prototype a spokeless bike wheel as a class project. They prototyped the rear wheel only, given the one-semester time constraint and the rim manufacturing costs. How cool does this look! Now, I wonder if it might be quieter and lighter with a direct drive belt? See the Wheelgirl post on the chainless bikes of now and yesteryear. Cat on two wheels:Time stays still; we're the ones that move. Read about the Yale makers and see all the photos
Photos lifted from the Readit Site for the Yale tech post. Yes, I like the implicit visual of bike building as a creative outlet.