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Old 01-20-09, 01:46 AM   #1
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Der Bergmönch: folding mountain scooter

http://www.bergmoench.com/index.php

Thought someone here might be interested in this.
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Old 01-20-09, 03:51 AM   #2
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Very interesting! The fork looks like the one on the new Jetstream.
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Very interesting indeed. Somehow reminds me a BMX.
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Old 01-21-09, 02:25 PM   #4
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Haha - brilliant. I dare someone to put kiddy knobbleys on a Brompton and try that...
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Interesting idea, but no chain, pedals or even a seat? :-/ You just get to the top of a hill (carrying what must weigh a lot more than a standard backpack) and roll down? Hmmm...

[edit: well, I guess it *is* a scooter...]

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Old 01-21-09, 03:35 PM   #6
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Am I missing something or does this thing only coast downhill? I like the video but I didn't see the monk ride off across the floor at the end. The sanctuary would need a sloping floor for that I suppose.
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I think its more a free downhill racer folder. The idea is you can portage it up the hill, assemble it and blast down. Its a lot of fun doing that on a small bike!
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I'm sure that couple in the video did not ride down the same route they climbed up over. If I were into this sort of riding I'd have taken the chairlift.
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I just love innovation and design of all sorts!

This one's not for me... but I can see it being enjoyed by others in the right places and conditions. Good on them, I say!
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