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    Pointless, yet fun...

    A mate I work with (civil engineer, genius who designs bridges) showed me this YouTube clip:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

    I couldn't help myself, so with a little bit of tinkering in the shed...3hrs later I whipped this bad boy up. I left it wrapped in gift wrap with a giant bow on his desk...he was blown away, which made me very happy.








    Yes, it is impossible to ride. Yes, guaranteed to make a total cock out of yourself, and yes, a lot of fun :-)

    Or next mission is to leave it in public places in the hope some shit bag tries to steel it...we'll be over the road in a pub watching the big fail! should be priceless

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    What a hoot.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Saw one of these at a fair years ago. Some guy was charging punters $2 for 3 attempts to ride it between two lines, 3m apart. $50 if you found do it. No one could do it, yet he was able to demonstrate it quite easily.

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    Yeah, you think it wouldn't be too difficult...after all, simply turn the handle bars the other way to corner. But yeah/nah...it isn't that simple. When you correct your balance it goes wrong big time! Honestly, it would take thousands of hours to learn it.

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    Brains are pretty interesting things eh!
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    Thats neat!

    Are you doing a parts only kit?
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    God I Would hate to go over the handle bars......you could end up with your nuts stuck in them cogs
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    Bet you I can ride it, as a teenager I worked odd jobs for s fair outfit and they had one. I have since made a couple over the years.

    Most people could learn to ride one in a weekend for a short distance. It really pisses of the guys at fairs when you do.

    Your mate is a lucky guy, I bet it comes out at every BBQ for years
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    My understanding is once you master riding one of these (and it is not easy) then you struggle o ride a "normal" bike. Once you get back into the swing of a normal bike you are shit again on these. Something to do with the way the brain works as I understand it.

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    I love it-tell everyone its a product of TPPA and for them to get on and thrash the shit out of it. beersies&bandaids anyone.
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    The dangerous 3 wheelers that pre-dated the current quad bikes steered just like your set up kimjon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    I love it-tell everyone its a product of TPPA and for them to get on and thrash the shit out of it. beersies&bandaids anyone.
    None of you dodgy bastards better not throw a dildo at it
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    'Watching from the pub' reminds me of my younger years when they were building a drive through bottle store at the Woolston Tavern (about 1970) and they had set 3 metre tall pipes in concrete to support the roof. One of the old alky regulars leaned his bike against a pole just as we were walking along so we stood on shoulders and lifted his bike over the pole so it went through the frame, then went in for a beer. After a couple of hours the old boy left and we killed ourselves watching him trying to get on his bike, including retracing his arrival steps and trying to figure out how he had managed to get the pole through the frame. After about 10 minutes of laughing we went out and got his bike off the pole. He was so grateful he shouted us a couple of jugs!

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    "Welders are smarter than Engineers" (Quote from video)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

    Great project kimjon let us know how you get on.

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    I tried riding one once, told everyone it would be a piece of piss....yeah right !

 

 

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