Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bicycle Trot

     Best. Bicycle. Accessory. Evar: Trotify!

     My heartfelt thanks to the reader who sent me this link. --Might need to add another cam running harness bells, at least for the holidays.

11 comments:

Sean D Sorrentino said...

Coconut not included? What a gyp!

Jeffro said...

But of course!

og said...

What, ridden on a horse?

Farmgirl said...

The rhythm is absolutely WRONG. Sorry. Closest it comes to is a walk and it's not right even for that. Trot is a two beat steady rhythm, walk is four beat but that has too much pause between the two sets of beats. Canter is three beat, gallop is back to four.

Cannot endorse this, as I am strangely neurotic about anything claiming to have anything to do with horses.

wrm said...

You have to find the coconut. In Mercia. Or get a swallow to deliver one.

Roberta X said...

Farmgirl: clearly, they need a new cam. The "clip-clop, clip-clop" cam is pretty obvious and getting the right rhythm is intuitive -- if you know what the rhythm should be.

More difficult: building a little centrifugal transmission so it shifts walk - trot - canter - gallop as the bicycle speeds up!

Robin said...

wrm, african or european ?

Anonymous said...

What happen to putting a baseball card in the spokes?

You need the cams set to sound like a Paso Fino.

Gerry

Douglas2 said...

And it's not even delivering by Christmas!

Anyway, they've helpfully included a photo of the panel after laser cutting, so I'm sorely tempted to make up a few prototypes in a better choice of material (HDPE cutting board?) and with potentially better cam designs.

Actually should be pretty easy with drill, a few sizes of hole saw do save fiddling on the round bits, and a jigsaw.

Farmgirl said...

Roberta, you build it, and get it right, and I will happily endorse it. Like I said, strangely neurotic.

I thought "hey that's awesome!" when I saw it, then went "Hey, burn it and start over" when I heard it.

Anonymous said...

"Message for you, sir!"

Mike James