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BigDog: The Car-Crushing DIY Bicycle Monster Truck

Posted By Cameron Scott On July 16, 2010 @ 3:45 pm In DIY,Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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If you’ve ever ridden your bike [2] on city streets, you’ve surely experienced the desire to inflict some pain on cars [3] and their rather absent-minded — or plain vicious — drivers. Well, now you can! (Not that Inhabitat endorses violence or destruction of property in any way.) Meet the monster truck of the bike world, the aptly named BigDog [4] — a 600-pound four-person “bike” that can roll right over a car.

YouTube Preview Image [5]

Tom Wilson made the crusher from bicycle, go-cart and golf-cart [6] parts and will be presenting it at Detroit’s Maker Faire [7] at the end of this month.

Hell yeah!

+ BigDog [4]

Via Wired [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/16/bigdog-the-car-crushing-diy-bicycle-monster-truck/bigdog/

[2] bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/this-bendable-bike-can-tie-itself-to-any-post/

[3] cars: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/coffee-powered-car-gets-56-espressos-per-mile/

[4] BigDog: http://www.thirstybeachlandscaping.com/quadbike/page11.html

[5] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exz9EduZNLI

[6] golf-cart: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/21/yamaha-unveils-golf-cart-powered-by-poo/

[7] Detroit’s Maker Faire: http://makerfaire.com/detroit/2010/tickets/

[8] Wired: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/07/giant-four-man-bike-could-crush-cars/

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