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# 173821 7-Jun-2015 21:34
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We have a Gyrowheel for sale - we bought this up in the USA for our girl when she was learning to ride her bike. 

The original technology was developed and patented as Gyrowheel. The patent was then sold to Jyrobike which use it to make both the training wheel and the full bike. 

Basically you replace the front wheel in the bike with this and instead of using training wheels (which teach bad habits) kids learn to ride a bike with a little "science" help.

The wheel contains a rotating flywheel driven by a rechargeable-battery-powered motor that spins at high RPMs like a gyroscope. This flywheel spins significantly faster than the front wheel rolls and acts as a gyroscope, even when the bike is moving slowly, such as when the rider is starting. The flywheel causes the front wheel to respond to a lean by precessing, that is the front wheel turns toward the direction of the lean, which can help provide stability at low speeds, whether riding straight or turning.

In other words, even if the kid lose balance the bike won't fall, or will do it so slowly there's time to put feet on ground, or some other action. Just watch the video:



The wheel itself sell for GBP 119 now. We are asking $ 100 for it (comes with US charger, works on 220v). Add $20 for shipping outside Wellington.





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  # 1318921 7-Jun-2015 21:34
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  # 1318988 7-Jun-2015 22:29
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Very cool! Do you still get the experience of momentary terror as you realise your Dad is no longer holding on? ;-)







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  # 1320904 10-Jun-2015 09:36
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I am not sure. But Bella had no use for learning wheels and had the experience of actually leaning with the bike when riding instead of just twisting the handlebar.

Sold and shipping today.





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  # 1320920 10-Jun-2015 09:45
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That's awesome! I'm sorry I missed your original offer - will now have to see about buying a new one. Do you know whether this is for a 12 or 16 inch bike?



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