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9.9.09

bicycle forklift



I don't know what they are saying, but this is pretty cool. There are lots of other crazy videos and pictures on the site. Like this:


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2 Comments:

  • At 10:55 am, December 20, 2009, Blogger happyd said…

    a bit of translation for ya:

    the creator (the man with the crazy hair): says that this is the first human powered forklift. it doesn't require any fuel, gasoline, oil, etc.

    in the clip him and the reporter move around boxes that weigh 70 kg.

    this human forklift can lift 30kg plus the weight of the person operating the lift, to a maximum of 100kg.

    according to the reporter, she can barely feel the weight of the boxes while biking around with the boxes.

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    very cool link. thanks for sharing!

     
  • At 3:07 pm, December 21, 2009, Blogger Jane and Rusl Bike Hitch said…

    Thanks Happyd!

    It's a really interesting site. If you ever want to try more translation check out the main site. There are some really crazy quads, 6 wheel (!) vehicles, ones that faces in two directions, that yellow sideways one shown above, all the dinosaur framed ones, a kind of one leg treadle stand up scooter!

    What are all these things? Are they mass produced? Does he sell them to amusement parks? I think he's been making these since the 80s or... well there was some old looking photos and dates that gave me that impression? I noticed a link to a handmade bike show. What is up with this? Are there lots of these in Japan or have we stumbled upon something really obscure?

    Thanks for reading!

     

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