Crazy german invention!

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Crazy german invention!

Postby ShanDog » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:05 am

This just made me laugh, along with the other ones shown on the site but this one was bike specific

http://www.atelier-v.ch/27.htm
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by BNA » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:25 am

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Re: Crazy german invention!

Postby tuco » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:25 am

sbra9635 wrote:This just made me laugh, along with the other ones shown on the site but this one was bike specific

http://www.atelier-v.ch/27.htm


How's your German. I'm still learning so I could only pick up something about cycling barefoot happily with these on the pedals.
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Postby beauyboy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:38 am

That is good. But not much different from riding in a pair of thongs :P

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Postby europa » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:11 am

Don't laugh - my first rides were on a 28" bike (the size of the wheels) with big blocks of wood screwed to the pedals so I could reach them :shock:

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Postby sogood » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:21 pm

The leg shown wasn't too bad. :wink:
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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:46 pm

Its actually a swiss website, but they speak 'swiss-german'.

It says:
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Summer Pedal
Sponge fastened to the pedal with a rubber band.
Ride your bike Barefoot and happy.
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Wood on the pedals... bad thing is that when the weight of the wooden platform flips the pedal around and you can't reach... have to stop on the gutter, turn the pedal around and then continue.

I think that riding with thongs is easier... I see so many of these type of bike riders down at the beach and cringe when I think of big toes being cut of in the chain and chainring.
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Postby ShanDog » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:15 pm

Years and years ago I broke my big toe on my left foot riding with thongs. the chain got stuck on the downstroke and caused my foot to plough into the pavement. I still had to ride another 5kms to get home. That one hurt more than my recent injuries (excl. the cracked rib)
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:20 pm

Not trying that one! You'll see me in lycra first :P

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Postby Mr888 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:11 pm

Ha Ha! :lol:

That was a good laugh. Did you have a look at all the other weird inventions?...I bet all the inventors ended up working for Ikea.

I really like the anti bug in the mouth/ catcher thing attached to the helmet (the fly swatter). It would most likely work well, but the fashion police might go balistic!!! :twisted:
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Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:50 pm

A bit off topic:
Mr888 wrote:I bet all the inventors ended up working for Ikea.


Or maybe not, most of the ideas seemed pretty orginal too me. Ikea might be good however they are very sneaky in copying other design and either making enough changes as not to infringe copyright or simply having enough legal and financial power behind them to make it hard for the smaller industrial designer to even challenge a copyright claim.
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Postby bda20 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:59 pm

http://www.atelier-v.ch/16.htm

ok now how much room do you want
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:19 pm

bda20 wrote:http://www.atelier-v.ch/16.htm

ok now how much room do you want


You use to be able to buy a purpose built version of this in the past. Haven't seen one in recent times.
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Postby Bnej » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:52 am

Abbotsford cycles is selling them (traffic safety circle that goes out to the side)
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