Cyclist Replaces Tires With Sawmill Blades So He Can Ride on a Frozen Lake

Sawmill Bicycle Wheels For Riding on Ice

During the winter months, many lakes around the world freeze over due to subzero temperatures. For those who are brave enough, this provides an exciting new surface to explore by foot or on ice skates. However, for a product-hacking engineer known as The Q, the icy terrain is an opportunity to get dangerously creative. The innovative daredevil decided to replace his bicycle wheels with circular sawmill blades so that he could ride on the ice. He calls his invention an “Icуcycle.”

The Q carefully removed his bike’s original tires and spokes and replaced them with giant steel disks with sharp blades on the edges. When he first went out on the icy lake, the sharp blades cut straight through the ice and made it impossible to ride on the surface. In a bid to fix the issue, the clever engineer took his bike back to his workshop and added additional metal parts to each of the blades. His second outing was a success! A video posted on YouTube shows the courageous cyclist riding on the lake’s surface with ease.

This isn’t the first time The Q replaced traditional bicycle wheels. In 2019, the eccentric engineer created a pair of spinners featuring multiple running shoes affixed to the end of large spokes. The result was a pretty bumpy ride, but this latest hack is smooth as ice.

Check out the Icуcycle below and find more of The Q’s wacky inventions on YouTube.

An engineer known as The Q replaced his bicycle wheels with circular sawmill blades so that he could ride on the ice.

The Q: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via The Q.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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