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In 1990 Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist, began to create beach roaming machines known as Strandbeests. Since then JP Berti and his team have brought the Strandbeest leg mechanics and the bicycle together to create what seems to be the first walking bike. Step past the break to see it stride in style…

Just like the original Strandbeest there is a crankshaft that effects each one of the four legs in a set order, providing both stability and movement. JP first conceived the idea to create the Walking Bike in 2014. He soon gained Roy Wright as a builder and Blaine Elliott who integrated and tuned the final design. The rear legs were constructed by over 400 metal pieces, and around 314 man hours. The Walking Bike made its debut in 2015 during the Santa Barbara Solstice Parade.

To see more short videos of the walking bike check JP’s page at Youtube.com.

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hubris
hubris
6 years ago

perhaps a different gear ratio would have been wise

anonymous
anonymous
6 years ago

Rolling resistance doesn’t look very good

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago

Totally impractical, but amazing nonetheless!

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

Well that’s a thing

yard dog
yard dog
6 years ago

Real useful. I’ll take 2 of them please.

On second thought, shouldn’t the front walk too? Using a wheel up there is kind of a cop-out isn’t it?

Jesper Welling
Jesper Welling
6 years ago

please make it endure

Michael
Michael
6 years ago

That is simply cool.

Nash
Nash
6 years ago

I like that it has a brake on the front just in case it starts to go too fast.

Andy
6 years ago

Cool, but also a bit creepy

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

I’d race it.

If you’ve never heard of Strandbeests you should check them out. They’re amazing…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYGJ9jrbpvg
http://www.strandbeest.com

Bozo the clown
Bozo the clown
6 years ago

The ultimate indignation…

He was dropped by the Parade float he was wheel sucking

scrambler
scrambler
6 years ago

Shut Up Legs!

Craig
Craig
6 years ago

Scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

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