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Absurd 25ft contraption is the world's tallest rideable bicycle

By T.K. Randall
June 22, 2024 · Comment icon 2 comments
Tallest bike.
Even getting onto the bike is a challenge. Image Credit: YouTube / Guinness World Records
This ridiculous bike, which towers above the ground, was put together by two friends in France.
If you thought the Penny-farthing was difficult to ride, spare a thought for these guys.

Friends Nicolas Barrioz and David Peyrou built this colossal contraption after making a bet with each other in a pub that they could create the world's tallest rideable bicycle.

Named "Starbike", the device reaches the staggering height of 7.77 meters and despite its immense size, comes complete with saddle, handlebars, pedals and two brake levers.

"It also has a bell, in case other road users have not seen you," said Nicolas.

Actually riding the thing is no easy task, however, not least because falling off it would be fatal.
It took around 3 months to design the bike and a further 2 years to construct it.

To earn themselves an official world record, it was necessary to demonstrate that the bike could actually be ridden, so the person in the saddle had to be attached to a safety harness.

"This experience has completely transformed my worldview," said Nicolas.

"Before this, I really needed self-confidence; I was shy and had a negative self-opinion. Now it's better, and sometimes I feel unstoppable; I think I can repair, build or design anything."

You can check out a video of the bike in action below.

Source: Guinness World Records | Comments (2)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by NCC1701 19 days ago
What ever could go wrong?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cho Jinn 19 days ago
Everyone needs a hobby.

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