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Wooden Balls Assist Cycle Racer Les Blakebrough

English dirt track racer Les Blakebrough seems to have traveled to the beat of a different drummer. This undated press photo shows a wheel he invented that carried a series of large wooden balls mounted on the rim in place of a conventional tire. The inventor claimed his new device makes broad-sliding more rapid and also made it possible to do it on hard surfaces. Can our readers from the UK tell us more about his machine? Photo courtesy of Isabelle Bracquemond.

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