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Old 06-22-10, 06:05 AM   #1
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Default Inventor creates amphibious bike

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Li Weiguo’s daughter Li Jin rides the human-powered
amphibious bicycle on the water


A Chinese engineer is hoping to market his latest invention - an amphibious bicycle.
Li Guowei, 63, of Wuhan, Hubei province, says the bike is super economical and could go on sale for as little as £60.
It is based on a normal bike design, with eight barrels for bouyancy, and a propeller at the back to push it forward in water.
Li's apprentice, Lei Zhiqian, has just completed a successful test ride in the Hanjiang River, reports Changjiang Daily.

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Lei reportedly rode the bike on a return trip across the 1,000 metre-wide river in less than 30 minutes.
Li said the bike was the third generation of his invention. The first version sank in the river while the second was top heavy and difficult to steer in water.

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But the third version had overcome these problems. After landing, the bike's buoyancy barrels can be folded away to ride on land like a normal bike.
"Anyone can ride this bike. It is cheap and very suitable as a family water transportation vehicle," added engineer Li.



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Old 06-22-10, 06:18 AM   #2
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I wouldn't mind riding one of them!

The question is "was I talking about the bike"?
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Old 06-22-10, 08:47 AM   #3
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In the beggining, he tried a different approach but couldn't seem to control it..

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Old 06-22-10, 09:10 AM   #4
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Nice plasty!

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In the beggining, he tried a different approach but couldn't seem to control it..
U have unique pics SNAFS !

Meanwhile i'm going to ask lovely Li Jin to test my bike... ; b


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Old 06-23-10, 02:15 AM   #5
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While Li Guowei is trying his best to keep people dry, the other men are trying their best to get Li Jin all wet.
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