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    Rat Patrol Chicago
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    Mutant Bikes on National Geographic's "Mad Scientists"


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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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    el padre
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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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    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.
    "Watch out for giants; they are boorish fools with tongues wagging, drunk upon their own words.
    They will try to teach you a lesson if given the chance, and you will stumble over their stinking feet."

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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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