It's Got Legs?! This Is The Strangest Bike We Have Ever Seen
This is what happens when a praying mantis procreates with a penny farthing.
If you melted down the minds of Salvador Dali, Matt Hoffman, Danny Macaskill and Bradley Wiggins, mixed them all together, and then got someone to drink the liquid brains straight from a cauldron; there's a fair chance that, apart from arousing some serious police suspicion, the person who drank the crimson broth would be struck down by a number of highly surreal, mostly bike-based, hallucinations.
Fueled by their new favourite drink, this person would spend hours at their bike-shaped desk, drawing bikes with their bike-shaped pencils, and generally getting mired in trippy, abstract, visions of all things bike. They'd wear bike-shaped hats, eat bike-shaped crisps, and make love to their bike-shaped girlfriend/boyfriend/bike.
When it all got too much for them, and it would, they'd look up at the moon and say:
"Bikey (Crikey) mate! Things are getting weird. I wish I'd never drank the melted down brains of three legendary bike riders and one famous surrealist painter. I should have known that this would happen. I should have known."
We're not saying, categorically, that this is the true story behind artist Ron Schroer's monstrous, penny-farthing-with-legs, creation. We're merely speculating; speculating that Schroer drank human brain, went completely insane, and put a number of hours into building the most ridiculous bike the world has ever seen.
The Boneshaker Big Wheel is a wooden kinetic sculpture that combines the big front wheel of a penny farthing with a "walking" drive system inspired by the sculptural work of Theo Jansen. Whether Schroer has been drinking human brain or not, I think we can say, without reprisal, that this is the strangest bike in history.