Trotify your Bike, Monty Python Style

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Trotify your Bike, Monty Python Style
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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.

14 thoughts on “Trotify your Bike, Monty Python Style

  1. Trotify your Bike, Monty Python Style | My Daily Feeds says:

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  2. skyborgsin says:

    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?

    1. Michael Colombo says:

      That is odd, but if you take a look at their site, there’s another video that shows it in action.

      1. Marc Simcox (@MarcSimcox) says:

        And a link to the site is where?

  3. UncleMyMy says:

    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.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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