MAD MAX STROLLER
Time: 4 Weeks
The stroller's four-stroke, 125-cubic-centimeter engine was meant for a motorbike. But Furze planned to stand, not sit, so he couldn't use the built-in pedals. Instead, he positioned the controls within reach of his hands. Two motorbike levers beneath the stroller's handlebar manipulate the brake and accelerator. Four buttons on a crossbar, meanwhile, allow Furze to quickly shift gears and turn the engine off and on.
He can make minor steering adjustments, although not full turns, by twisting a handlebar linked to two bicycle brake cables. Each cable runs through the carriage's frame and tugs at one side of the pram's single front wheel.
Furze welded a quarter-inch-thick steel plate to the frame's base to give his stroller a lower center of gravity and more stability at high speeds. Yet he won't be using the pram to commute to plumbing jobs around town. "A little [stretch of] bumpy road, and it would throw you off," he says.
Furze cut and bent several aluminum panels into the shape of a stroller canopy. He planned to drape cloth around them in a play for realism, but in the end he stuck with rough, unadorned metal. "It looks a bit more Mad Max," he says.
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That's nuts to put a child in something like that. The guy should have his babies taken away and put with a family that takes care of them. I don't even see a roll bar or seat belts!!
Looks like something you see in MAD Magazine
@ gizmowiz - Did you not read the sentence, "He’s quick to note that he has no intention of putting Jake in the speeding carriage." That's singular, by the way. He has no babies, plural, for you to take away. Did you actually read the article, or did you just look at the pictures?
I guess Colin Furze might enjoy Jim Carrey movies.