Amazing monocycle replica

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Amazing monocycle replica

You may have seen images of this gorgeously crafted “monocycle/monowheel” replica (of an 1873 French design) making its way through the series of tubes. It was for sale, briefly, on eBay (with starting bid at US$13,000).

1873 Monocycle/Monowheel Replica – Link
1873 Monocycle Replica Is a Mechanical and Engineering Marvel – Link

16 thoughts on “Amazing monocycle replica

  1. cyenobite says:

    No one has mentioned the resemblance of this machine to Mr. Garrison’s “IT”?

  2. garethb2 says:

    Oh man! I totally hadn’t connected the dots of that! Thanks for the link.

  3. Walucas says:

    how do you steer?

  4. mixer x says:

    will it blend?

  5. Benny Bean! says:

    Utterly beautiful!

  6. gnad begone says:

    leave it to the french or spanish to not care about their gnads…

  7. xin hua says:

    we can supply the mono cycle showed in 2008 Beijing Olympic game closing ceremony.mail at

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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