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Rate of spin being equal in x and y axis

  1. Mar 30, 2012 #1
    I've asked my self this question. How is it that when you spin a bicycle wheel in a vertical plane while holding the axil only on one side that the whole essembly doesn't comes tumbling down. OK, now I know how that is possible. What I'm wondering now is if you take that essembly and rotate it as fast in a horizontal spin as well. My though process to this would be to imagine it suspended by a cord from above that could spin it in a horizontal plane. Do the same principal apply but on two planes?
     
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