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Old 04-13-08, 03:51 PM   #1
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Gigantic Guitar Bicycle

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_7941591.htm

You have to click on the link to see the picture.

The man who built it already holds the world record for the largest bicycle.
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Old 04-13-08, 03:55 PM   #2
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http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?...id=LIF&ssid=68

German makes giant guitar shaped bicycle

Storkow (Germany), April 11: A 56-year-old man from the eastern German village of Storkow presented his newest creation to the world- a giant guitar-shaped bike - which he hopes to register as the world's biggest mobile guitar on the Guinness Book of Records.

"I think it's the biggest mobile guitar in the universe," Senft told Reuters. And at 14.81 metres long and 4.21 metres high, the four wheeled vehicle is too big to use on roads. Senft explained that it would be too high to go under bridges and its enormous tuning keys would probably get caught up in trees.

More than 300 metres of aluminium piping and more than 40 square metres of corrugated aluminium were used to build the giant four-wheeled guitar. This meant that as well as investing six months of his time on the creation, Senft also spent a great deal of money on the project, using only the best quality materials.

"The strings on this guitar are probably worth more than Quaster's (an East German musician) whole guitar. They're made of stainless steel wires, which I decided to use here because the guitar is going to be kept outside," explained Senft.

Locals looked on with curiosity and a sense of amazement as Didi, dressed head-to-toe as the devil, rode the giant musical instrument over fields around the village.

As the grand finale, Senft was joined by east German rocker Dieter "Quaster" Hertrampf for a quick jamming session. The pair played and sung in front of the giant guitar, and even managed a little number on whilst perched on top of the world record attempt.

The cycling fan first became famous when he appeared at the Tour de France in a devil's costume. In the past few years, he's been known for his crazy bike constructions, ranging from a giant fish-shaped bike made purely of bicycle bells, to an enormous wheel made of footballs during the football World Cup in 2006.

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That's cool. I got tired of being prompted to download the Chinese language, so I found an article here. http://www.4to40.com/newsat4/index.a...=international

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Hahaha! I love old men with lots of time and creativity!
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not to detract from the coolness, but I disqualify him on a technicality. It's not a bicycle. It has 5 wheels, which makes it extra evil, as there are 5 points to a pentagram. It's a pentcycle. Mwuah mwah mwah (evil laugh).
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not to detract from the coolness, but I disqualify him on a technicality. It's not a bicycle. It has 5 wheels, which makes it extra evil, as there are 5 points to a pentagram. It's a pentcycle. Mwuah mwah mwah (evil laugh).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didi_Senft

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:D...dtour_2005.jpg

And here's a picture of the builder in a devils costume.
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"I think it's the biggest mobile guitar in the universe,"

Hogwash. I'll bet somewhere out there on another planet, they have mobile guitars that make this look like a ukulele.
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Old 04-16-08, 09:51 AM   #8
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Wonder how biig the speakers are that he plays it through
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Saw this and thought of the guitar bike man:
http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/517...spagenameZWDVW
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this is rad
but it must suck when its windy
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Old 04-27-08, 06:14 AM   #11
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It looks more like a float.
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float shmoat, ur just jealous u didnt think of it first
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