Monday, December 8, 2008

Frankencycle

My good friend, Boh Cyprain, recently traveled to the northwestern section of Cameroon where he snapped this picture of a rather interesting motorcycle. He writes:

Hi Dave, that motorcycle you see is the invention of one guy from Bamenda, my region; it actually works they way you think it does. Look critically and you will also notice that the gear selector is intact and works very well too.



I'm trying to picture Steve McQueen in The Great Escape outrunning the Nazis on this one.

10 comments:

Junosmom said...

I've never quite seen anything like that.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Steve could make it work. Steve could do anything.

Clare2e said...

I want one. I think it's cool. Of course, I like clown cars and jet packs, too.

Sarah Hina said...

That's pretty wild looking. Care to give it a go?

I'm going to link to your blog, btw. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I'd think this would be a real problem for balancing a bike, since you need to have your hands out to the side a bit for that purpose.

David Cranmer said...

I can only imagine how difficult it would be to drive this. I'm guessing this was constructed out of necessity. The Cameroonians I worked with have a lot of ingenuity.

Sarah, thanks for the link!

Barbara Martin said...

Certainly different looking. The main thing is that it works.

Josh said...

I think if Steve had been on this the Nazi's would have stopped and been thinking to themselves WTF. lol

ARCHAVIST said...

even Steve would have had problems looking cool on this.

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