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Monsterbike is a serious bicycle Answered

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This video from YouTube user wautur shows off the Monsterbike, a brutal penny-farthing with what looks like a tractor wheel in front. According to his profile, wautur is in the Netherlands, but there's no other info on this one, sadly. Skip to 1:30 to see the bike in action.

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kill-a-watt (author)2010-06-01

kinda awesome (in a totally impractical stupid kinda way). But if your goal is to be noticed, this is just the ticket.

If your goal is to be noticed and actually have a plausible practical bike that could take you somewhere, I'd guess the "penny fakething" would be a better choice.

He may be noticed, but he failed to attract a crowd. Is that the culture of the country he's in or what?

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Looks like a test ride right outside his garage. Would love to see some other reactions or see what things he can crush with it.

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seriously, he just honked that horn of his way too many times. A 10-year old would be saying "look at me! look at me!"

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Senseless (author)fungus amungus2010-06-01

Yeah Fungus we need to see some car crushing like the monster trucks...

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crapflinger (author)2010-06-04

definitely needs a steam engine (though i would imagine that would pretty much negate the whole purpose). it looks like it's a "fixie", i bet he could get it moving a lot better if it were multi-geared instead. it is quite impressive to see a wheel that large that's spoked though.

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angelabchua (author)2010-06-01

All he needs now is a basket and those plastic beads that go on the spokes.... a little flare would take this to the next level

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Flair? https://www.instructables.com/community/Flame-throwing-scooter/

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Kryptonite (author)angelabchua2010-06-01

And the tassels on the end of the handle bars!

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Misac-kun (author)2010-06-03
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ARJOON (author)2010-06-03

adding a gear would be good

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TheFullMetalAlchemist (author)2010-06-03

 Wow. I'd bet you get really awesome calf muscles pedaling that thing!

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n0ukf (author)2010-06-02

How can you call that a bicycle? It's a tricycle (we can ignore the fact that it has duals on either side of the rear).

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Goodhart (author)n0ukf2010-06-02

Yeah, that wouldn't work as a bicycle.....one of the things that keeps a bike up is gyroscopic action of the wheels.....that'd have to go SO much faster to achieve that.

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bc32703 (author)2010-06-01

It needs a steam engine to add to the wackiness / intimidation factor.  A lot of smoke, steam, and noise would make it great.

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Kryptonite (author)bc327032010-06-01

It would be even better if the steam engine could power it!

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simul66 (author)2010-06-01

He should put a giant playing card in the front spokes.

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Kryptonite (author)simul662010-06-01

It would a very slow "rev" though.

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murphmyers (author)2010-06-01

 Yes, but can it turn. We want to know. 

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Kryptonite (author)murphmyers2010-06-01

Some how I'm assuming the cornering is quite bad...

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The Ideanator (author)2010-06-01

he needs two tractor tires and an engine. he should also put the other stuff low to lower the center of gravity.

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jeff-o (author)2010-06-01

I wonder what the gear ratio is on that thing?  I love it! 

Now to find a tractor tire, hmmm....

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lemonie (author)2010-06-01

It's slow, and probably hard work. He needs an engine...
Mind you it looks unstable too, so maybe not.

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