If you’ve ever lamented the difficulty of riding a bicycle over the ice, one guy has come up with a creative solution—that it may be best not to try at home, actually.

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The Q has all sorts of fascinating science-centric videos, offering up ideas on how to create unique and complex inventions involving everyday items. 

Most recently, the channel decided to take apart a bicycle and replace its wheels with giant circular saw blades so that it could hold its own on the slippery surface of the ice.

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First, the bike was dismantled.

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Parts were examined.

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The blades were adjusted and fastened together with some of the old parts…

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…so that they would fit properly on the bike as if they were traditional wheels.

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The first attempt at riding across the ice was immediately a bust.

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So the blades got a little bit of reinforcement.

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And everything came together.

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The entire experiment and build is fascinating to watch, and proof that there’s a solution for just about everything—just don’t go skidding across the road while riding on this bike. Those are not wheels you want to get trapped underneath.

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*First Published: February 17, 2021, 9:28 am