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Old 06-21-10, 06:16 AM   #1
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Pedal powered gold Porshe

Pretty bling, check out those rims!

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Old 06-21-10, 06:31 AM   #2
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This is meant to be a joke, right? You can never tell with Germans.
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Old 06-21-10, 08:58 AM   #3
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Haha I think so, but he's so serious about it! That's awesome
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Old 06-21-10, 10:33 AM   #4
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This is meant to be a joke, right? You can never tell with Germans.
Seems like a ridiculously elaborate joke, somebody obviously spent a LOT of time and money building that thing. Although part of me really hopes it's just some sort of weird German humor...
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Old 06-21-10, 10:44 AM   #5
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I think the Chain is a bit loose. Adding drag and slowing the car down.
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Old 07-19-10, 12:43 PM   #6
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That is awesome. I'm thinking that so long as one puts a secure seat and harness belt on there, and perhaps air bags (?), that thing could be pretty safe on the road with motorists. I wonder what size gearing one would need to get that thing to highway speeds, and how many gears it would take to make the transition possible? Actually, with the light weight it may be prone to flipping around if it were hit at high speeds.

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Old 07-19-10, 12:45 PM   #7
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An article with construction pictures:
http://www.bikerumor.com/2010/06/03/...dinand-gt3-rs/
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Old 08-07-10, 05:59 PM   #8
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I seen this posted on a recumbent forum several weeks ago.

Maybe with an electric power assist, say around 750 watts, this thing could probably move close to "city speeds".

The ultimate "adult toy".
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Old 08-09-10, 10:19 PM   #9
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I can just imagine putting 4 massive hub motors on, going cruising, and some jerk sits on a fender..... looks great but with all the tiny pockets rather than a mirror finish; I tend to wonder about materials used.
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Old 08-11-10, 06:00 PM   #10
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I love the fact that the "parking brake" is a velcro strap around the hand brake lever

Also the birds chirping at 3:08 as he accelerates off is a lovely detail.
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Old 08-11-10, 06:04 PM   #11
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looks great but with all the tiny pockets rather than a mirror finish; I tend to wonder about materials used.
Gold colored "tin" foil is my guess
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Old 09-09-10, 05:33 AM   #12
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How much would that thing weigh? could be great for my commute..
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theres also a pick-up done ,just cant find the vid of it
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Old 09-11-10, 02:49 PM   #14
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Kinetic Sculpture race in Arcata/ Eureka had an entry in early 90's of a 4 seat Caddy Convertible ,
pedal powered. 4 sets of pedals, of course .

The nature of the event meant it had to be a pedal powered Boat and a sand/mud buggy too.

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That is awesome. I'm thinking that so long as one puts a secure seat and harness belt on there, and perhaps air bags (?), that thing could be pretty safe on the road with motorists. I wonder what size gearing one would need to get that thing to highway speeds, and how many gears it would take to make the transition possible? Actually, with the light weight it may be prone to flipping around if it were hit at high speeds.
No, a car would squash this thing like a bug, not matter what kind of harness you strapped yourself to the seat with. Air bags would explode the vehicle around you. No amount of gearing would allow one person to get this thing up to highway speeds. The record set for highest speed bike is set using a velo-mobile and it's less than 90mph. That speed is only attained to set the record.
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Yea to get up to highway speeds you need something with the frontal area of a pencil.
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Old 09-25-10, 12:38 PM   #17
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3:23 lmao
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I like how he maintains a good driving line

...at 10 mph.

German win.
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Old 09-30-10, 07:25 PM   #19
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Isn't that Dwight Schrute? Seems to me like this is something he might do...
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Some look at this as though he takes a high performance vehicle (Porsche) and makes it into a low performance vehicle (pedal power).

I see it as taking an efficient high performance vehicle (recumbent) and weighing it down unnecessarily while giving it ridiculous aerodynamic drag and killing the handling.

I get that it's a joke...but I think it's at the car's expense.
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Old 10-01-10, 05:46 PM   #21
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I wonder what the legality of this thing is. Hah!
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