Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Sliding seat madness

Boatbuilder supreme Chris Perkins writes:
Hi Chris,
found my solution to boaty activity without risking the water: http://www.rowinghistory.net/Patents/642,544.pdf. A stumbled find when looking for Barrett rowlocks for the Rangeley! One of those sites you just get sucked into - another hour wasted when I should have been clearing the shed!
Cheers Chris
This is it - a sliding seat bicycle:This frightening machine was invented by one Louis S Burbank from Worcester, Massachusetts in 1900. Looks as if it could go fast - can't see any brakes, though.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Human-Powered-Water-bike-hydro-bicycle_W0QQitemZ180379783041QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Sporting_Goods_Sailing_Boats_ET?hash=item29ff790f81&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65:10|66:2|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

Would this do?

Brian

ChrisP said...

Reminds me of the Goon Show, when Seagoon was sent to South America on business and told to take the company's bike.
Seagoon: "But it's overseas."
Henry Crun: "Well, you'd better get it waterproofed then."