Turbospoke is a fake noisy exhaust system for your bicycle, a commercial update to sticking hockey cards through your spokes. It uses one of three different cards (each makes a different sound) coupled to an "exhaust pipe" that acts as an amplifier. I have to say that nothing makes me want to string a throat-level monofilament across the road more than the jerks who drive the streets of London with their bikes tuned to deafening levels, but I have to admit that I'd have enjoyed this no end when I was six years old (which is a commentary on the emotional maturity of the attention-starved look-at-me bikers with their dumbass "straight pipes save lives" bikes).
- Kids on boneshaker bikes -- photoset - Boing Boing
- Scraper Bike Team of Oakland documentary - Boing Boing
- Drawing a bike from memory - Boing Boing
- Firefighter allegedly shoots cyclist in head to teach him not to ...
- Google maps goes bike-tacular, just in time for spring - Boing Boing
- Old filmstrip: "Bicycle Safety" - Boing Boing
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