by simon baird

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

For MythBusters: Freezing Bent BMX Wheels

I want to see this on MythBusters. I don't know if it's true or not but when I was a kid everyone knew that if you bent your "tuff" (plastic BMX wheel) it could be straighted out by freezing it, as illustrated below. Can anyone confirm or bust this for me? I looked on Snopes. Nothing.

Update
It appears that in fact it is true. Myth confirmed!

11 comments:

PiB said...

Simon,

I had no idea you were such the artist.

Good luck with the future career.

PiB said...

BTW - you do know mythbusters has a forum at their web site they check for comments and suggested urban myths? And yes, the guys do post occasionally.

simon said...

Thanks! I am about the best I know of... :)

DJPiggyback said...

wonderful presentation! i now have no doubts as to the veracity of your claims! ;P

simon said...

Thanks pib! I have posted my idea on the Myth Busters Show Ideas Forum. See here.

lensical said...

Thanks that might even come in useful :)

Scott said...

I'm with pib! I felt like I was watching a professionally made documentary as I scrolled through those drawings.

Ania said...

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However, I'm from Poland. And I don't know if I'll ever come here again. So, I wannt just to say goodby ;)

CriticalMass said...

How long did you have to leave them in the freezer. I just got a hold of an old BMX from the 80's and the rims are a bit warped from sitting.

simon said...

overnight I guess. or maybe 24 hours. post back if it works... :)

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