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Pointless gadgets
« on: May 11, 2007, 09:28:27 AM »
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 01:30:40 PM »
This is certainly a pointless gadget in the UK but it hasnt stopped me from REALLY wanting one, if just for the feeling of scaring the living daylights out of myself belting down a road at 100mph in/on a single wheel. 



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Probably the most extreme monowheel constructed, it is powered by a Buick V8 car engine, and has been clocked at 53 mph, although 100 mph is theoretically possible.  53 mph may not sound that fast but monowheels are notoriously difficult to control, and stopping is another matter.

Most monowheels are used as recreational vehicles on private land, but amazingly this V8 powered monowheel is actually road legal in the US.
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 01:31:28 PM »
It's a red X. Have you brought an infection with you?
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 01:42:04 PM »
ok obviously its not letting me swipe that image, so here is the link.

hxxp: www. diseno-art. com/encyclopedia/strange_vehicles/mclean_v8_monowheel. html
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 01:43:11 PM »
you're not allowed to post links until you've spanked the barman eyes: eyes: eyes:

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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 01:46:08 PM »
bugger that for a lark Berek, just cut and paste the address old boy  eeek:
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 01:55:45 PM »
you're not allowed to post links until you've spanked the barman eyes: eyes: eyes:
He told me it was the other way round! cussing:
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 01:57:46 PM »
Ahem...  noooo:
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2007, 01:57:54 PM »
ok obviously its not letting me swipe that image, so here is the link.
www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/strange_vehicles/mclean_v8_monowheel. html

How did you get in anyway? ;)
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2007, 02:03:09 PM »
I'm guessing Nick was missing my taking he mickey out of his calamities as he invited me in  lol:
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2007, 02:04:47 PM »
I'm guessing Nick was missing my taking he mickey out of his calamities as he invited me in  lol:
You're very welcome anyway!  barman:
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 02:11:49 PM »
Well I am glad that Grumpmeister has found his way across!

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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007, 02:20:25 PM »
Across what?
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Re: Pointless gadgets
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2007, 02:31:19 PM »
I was just looking at that very intereesting feature which shows what everyone on line is doing. Yours was "Performing an Unknown Action" eeek:

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