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Physics of the Riderless Bike

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Science Friday posted this short video that adds a lot to the discussion of exactly how a bike remains upright by building a zero-trail, gyroscopically neutral bike that retains the self-steering attributes of a conventional riderless bike.


  1. leeMay 26, 2011 at 1:27 am

    except the massive weight that theyve attached to it effectively acts as a rider…

  2. DannoMay 26, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I listened to that podcast pretty interesting

  3. BobMay 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

    lee- “Riderless” refers to the fact that there’s no one giving the bike any steering input.

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