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Take your cut-up bits of cornflake packet in the spokes and shove 'em: this is where it's at...

Making your bike sound like a motorbike has been a staple for generations. Doing it old school requires nothing more than a cornflake box or ice cream tub, some scissors and a peg. And there's off-the-shelf solutions too: remember the Turbospoke?

Anyway, comedy magician Eric Buss has taken things to a whole new level with this invention, the bubble wrap bike. Okay it's an expensive and short-lived way to get your bike to go vroom vroom. But it looks and sounds ace. We want one.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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pmr [197 posts] 2 years ago
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Might get one for my road bike. Could do with it to protect my tyres from the Essex pot holes!

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blago [4 posts] 2 years ago
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Trust me. Essex pot holes are nothing compared to Bucks potholes  21

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 2 years ago
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If this idiot wants to waste fossil fuel and make a noise, why doesn't he just get himself a Harley-Davidson?

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Tonnio [37 posts] 2 years ago
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Comparing pot holes are we....

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=51.3139,-0.000512&spn=0.001392,0...

Mines bigger than yours  13

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robert_obrien [118 posts] 2 years ago
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With an internet full of perfectly good cat pictures why do we have to put up with this frackwit? At the design stage someone should have said "Even if it works, it won't be worth it".

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TeamCC [146 posts] 2 years ago
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Great idea, poor execution. Should have gone to Red Bull and get sponsored for a park rider to bust some moves with this. Or maybe the JackAss team.

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stealth [254 posts] 2 years ago
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You could throw the satnavs away, coz you could retrace your route, UCI might not allow it for racing though, is it a fairing???

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davebinks [149 posts] 2 years ago
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Tonnio wrote:

Comparing pot holes are we....

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=51.3139,-0.000512&spn=0.001392,0...

Mines bigger than yours  13

That's not a Pothole. That's a Landslide!

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dockhill [8 posts] 2 years ago
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davebinks wrote:
Tonnio wrote:

Comparing pot holes are we....

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=51.3139,-0.000512&spn=0.001392,0...

Mines bigger than yours  13

That's not a Pothole. That's a Landslide!

Oh, those potholes on Hesiers have been there for years. They fill them in (badly), the stuff comes out. Rinse, repeat. Turn left after that and go down the hill - you get cars dumped and set alight, idiots dumping a lorry of rubbish - every time we take new club members out, we have to warn them.

Anyway - back on topic - I'd like to see this idea extended - in a group, you could do some good paceline training by requiring every bubble to be popped  3

Although I wouldn't like to do it in a headwind...

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Posh [48 posts] 2 years ago
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Just the ticket for informing other users of your approach on a shared facility. Saves having to ring the bell........Bell? Whats' a bell?  7