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Old 09-14-11, 11:21 PM   #1
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Mutant Bikes on National Geographic's "Mad Scientists"

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/...ant-bikes.html
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Old 09-15-11, 09:16 AM   #2
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Thanks for the link! I enjoyed the whole almost-three-minute video, but especially the Penny Fakething. As far as I know, you're the only one to make a multispeed velocino with a big front wheel, and it looks surprisingly rideable.

Hats off to the National Geographic dude. He was having a blast testriding your vehicular experiments, all of which are creatively from way out where the busses don't run.
Looking at the video, a large power company grid seems to abut your workshop. Coincidence? Or are you tapping the EMF and RFI (Electro-Magical Force and Ratbike Fabricating Influence)?
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Old 09-16-11, 01:22 PM   #3
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Likewise thanks for the link.. I built a reverse fake penny with a little wheel in front of a unicycle and steering that reaches up to where I need to steer..I was going to put a pic but am not electronically brainworthy yet.
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Old 09-18-11, 08:38 PM   #4
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Seriously, that ****'s a trip. I didnt get the chopper thing at all, except it looks brutish.
Pretty cool stuff, though - I wish I had that guys job.
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wow...nearly lost his teeth falling into the flatbed !!!
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Looks very fun. I'd love to muck around with those.
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There's a vid of a spring-powered bike on that page now. Looks like the kinda spring used in overhead garage doors. You know, the kind that occasionally get loose and punch a hole in the garage wall...
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