Design group Original Content London pulled inspiration from Monty Python’s coconut-thumping squire and came up with Trotify. It’s a mechanism that attaches to the front wheel of any bike and bangs two coconuts together in a rhythmic fashion as the rider pedals, mimicking the clopping of a horse.
All the pieces are cut out by a CNC on a single sheet of wood, and the buyer assembles it. The group has started a target pre-order run of 1000 units before they ship in March of 2013. Coconuts are not included, but no matter. I can’t wait to see this gadget put on an asymmetrical mount and strapped to John Guy’s Rocking Horse Bike.
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Yeah… but why they didn’t do the most logical thing and let us hear the sound of the trotifier instead of that pythonesque montage?
That is odd, but if you take a look at their site, there’s another video that shows it in action.
And a link to the site is where?
Grand idea, but I’m afraid my attention was completely stolen by the uncommonly pretty girl in riding habit. If I were trotting along in search of the Holy Grail, she would just as surely lead me astray.
the link to hear it working
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