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Old 09-24-05, 02:18 PM   #1
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housebike

a few years ago i read an article in a magazine (can't remember which one...) about a man who built a housebike. recently i read on the internet that he is still building them and has made about 14 or so. anyone heard of this guy, anyone have one of these beauties. in the article i read it seemed like he was a little paranoid and didn't want to give up too much information, but it seemed like after a few years of building and selling some, i guess he got a patent and loosened up a bit.
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Old 09-24-05, 09:24 PM   #2
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What is it? A bike with a little RV attached? A bike small enough to ride around the house?

EDIT: Saw a picture here: http://www.inreverie.org/pics/codepe...-profile.shtml

It's kind of a cross between a recumbent trike and a tiny pioneer conestoga wagon. Cool little thing.

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Old 09-24-05, 09:34 PM   #3
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Is this what you're talking about? Pretty interesting.
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Old 09-25-05, 03:13 PM   #4
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yeah, that auto free times article is the one i read years ago, but i thought i read an update where he was beginning to sell them a little more or at least share a photo...oh well, maybe i'll call the number and see what's going on. thanks for that article!
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Wow, this sounds like one of the most fascinating ideas I have ever heard. If anyone could provide a link with some more information or even a photo I would be greatly indebted.
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why would he patent the idea and then not make an effort to market it by at least having a cell phone number or a way to get in contact with him. He's going to lose that patent in 15 years so he better get going.
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Here is another house bike, more info
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Omg! That's going to be me after college!
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why would he patent the idea and then not make an effort to market it by at least having a cell phone number or a way to get in contact with him....

...pure speculation on my part here... I bet a well-meaning friend encouraged him to patent it and that he probably didn't care too much either way. From what I've read about him, he doesn't seem the type to care too much about having wealth, at least in the way we probably think of it. In some ways, I envy him and his lifestyle, he's probably one of the richest people around in *real* terms...

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wow, this sounds amazing. I'd love to meet this guy.
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Here is another house bike, more info

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He taught himself mechanical engineering and has pedaled his home over 100,000 miles. Or so it reads on the back of his bicycle. Next to the mileage, written in marker, are the words "Quit Oil." Campbell said he's in a class of his own when he travels. He claims to be able to pedal his home at highway speeds.
LOL...get real!

100,000 miles..highway speeds!!
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It doesn't mention how it does on *hills*.

The sad thing is, I think I had a chance to see one of these vehicle and maybe the designer. But it was parked in a derelict part of town, and we drove on.
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