#2119: SheathBike

I’ve written before about bikes designed to break the land speed record.

Today’s invention is an alternative outer skin for one such machine.

Rather than worry about making a rigid monocoque, this surface consists of a translucent rubber sheath which is stretched over the bike and rider as shown.

It is held off the wheels by some guards shown in red, so that the best possible combination of small cross section, drag reducing tapering, minimised weight and rider movement is achieved.

The rider can also see enough to be able to steer without needing any windows.

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