Bicycle Spoke Animations

You can always count on California cycling blogger Cyclelicious ( to have his fingers on the pulse of the cycling community. So it was no surprise when I saw this beautiful video show up in is Facebook feed. None of the still shots can do justice for what this video has done.

What may not be obvious from the video is that there is no trick of photography here. Instead, what is happening is an image series is cut on a circular pattern that forms a cyclic image when filmed over a specific part of the bike wheel that is then filmed. You can get one of these yourself at