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Slack Randoms: Wild Wheels, Bike Pump Ballads & Unicycle Tandems

Feb 21, 2021 at 9:39
by James Smurthwaite  
We use Slack as our workplace communication tool at Pinkbike and we have a #randoms channel which we use to share an assortment of videos and stories from all corners of the cycling world and beyond... We thought a couple of the moments from the past week were too good not to share with a wider audience, so here are some of the highlights.

Wild Wheels

Riding at 4:27

The chances are you've seen this wild modification from an engineer known only as 'The Q' by now as 27 million people have viewed his circular saw wheeled ice bike. So rather than show you a video that's more than done the rounds, we thought it would be better to show you some of his other wild projects including a fat bike using Formula 1 wheels and a sneaker wheeled bike.

Riding at 6:20

Riding at 3:50

When you want to ride your bike packing rig to your sick unicycle spot

There's a bike out there for everyone and this one is for the avid unicycler and backpacker. It's called 'What the fork', is made by Flansberrium Fabrications in Quebec and is basically an adventure bike with a detachable unicycle as the front fork.

Flansberrium say, "Ever had a dream where you could go on a bike packing trip, find a good trail, and go ride it on your uni without all your camping gear? Maksym Siegieńczuk has, and he will make it true! This is #whatthefork. Is it a bike? It is a tandem? Is it a uni-bicycle? Call it what you want, but this combines the fun hard rides with the efficiency of the double-wheeler thing."

An incredible ski recovery

Maxence Muzaton pulled off this incredible recovery at Cortina D'ampezzo while travelling at 120 km/h.

Hans Mindnich's Huge Huck

Speaking of incredible snow feats, this line from Hans Mindnich at Kings and Queens of Corbets is beyond insanity.

Jet Pack Skiing

bigquotesEvery son knows that being late for his mother’s lunch is never an option. While many would simply make up the most foolish excuse possible, call our mom and beg for forgiveness, Filip Flisar has his own way of problem-solving. Being a Ski Cross World Champion has its perks – Filip is not only the proud owner of the skiing world’s favourite moustache, he is also the proud owner of a real-life jetpack. Facing the idea of being late for lunch, Filip strapped on his jetpack and literally blasted his way through his hometown of Maribor, Slovenia.Red Bull Snow

I wonder if he got his inspiration from a certain Mr Warner...

Billy Joel played on Bike Pumps

Topeak ran a Valentine's Day competition to commission YouTuber 'Bike Pump Music' to play a love song using their pumps. The winning song was 'For the Longest Time' by Billy Joel, and here is the result. The original is below for comparison.

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  • 121 3
 That ice bike is cutting edge technology.
  • 23 2
 Very sharp design
  • 5 2
 Tire buzz saw
  • 3 3
 Cut the crap cleanly. No spatter effects....
  • 19 2
 Imagine buzzing your butt on the back wheel
  • 1 0
 I thought that first video was a quality control video out take from Formula or something. But I see @nozes has razor sharp wit.
  • 2 0
 @uncajohn: imagine a butt-buzz from that!?! That’ll leave a mark. Good thing they’re not 29” blades.

On a side note, seems like Jigsaw finally learned how to ride without his trike.
  • 2 0
 Just don’t do a donut
  • 2 0
 @Matt115lamb: he would be sawing off the branch he is sitting on
  • 9 0
 Certainly not your run of the mill wheelset.
  • 1 0
well, it may be usefull after all.
it can always cut a record size giant pizza!
  • 1 0
 With new "BUZZ" hub standardSmile Smile

This system needs a name?? How about the Exsanguination 5000 ??
  • 1 0
 Great for chill rides.
  • 6 0
 Do you want to know how I got these scars...
  • 1 0
 Hey Peter... Watch out for your cornhole, bud.
  • 35 0
 There is so many people out there answering questions that nobody asked.
  • 25 0
 The shoe bike looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.
  • 7 0
 That is Dr. Scholl's bike!
  • 16 3
 That Bike Pump Music is going to blow up
  • 7 2
 I thought that it sounded a bit deflated
  • 1 3
 Got excited to see it but it really took the air out of my tyres
  • 3 0
 who else played both and got them sync'd up?
  • 10 0
  • 7 0
 Everyone complaining how ebikers rip up the trail, wait till the ice bike shows up at your local trails
  • 2 0
 @Corbanblamp: yah, but there will be way less roots after he sessions the loop a few timesSmile
  • 7 0
 And the Knuckle Huck nose butter of the century goes to:
Maxence Muzaton
  • 6 0
 If that saw blade for wheels bike was full suspension, I would not want to have tire buzz.
  • 6 0
 It really encourages you to get your weight over the bars doesn't it?
  • 5 0
 Those Pirelli race tires are frickin' wide!
  • 5 0
 Someone needs to get one of those jetpacks to Candide
  • 4 0
 All these crazy bikes but completely missing pubey‘s build a pengy contest.

I am disappointed.
  • 1 0
 That was nice penguys
  • 3 0
 I feel like the circular saw bike, boston dynamic big robot and the drone with the gun on it are gonna all become one big robot and take over the world.
  • 2 0
 I'm carrying a mountain unicycle on the front of my bike, but I save weight by only carrying one set of pedals. Because swapping pedals back and forth out in the bush is easy.
  • 2 0
 Slack randoms is quickly becoming the highlight of my week! Whether thats a sign of how high quality the content is, or how bleak ontario lockdown is is up for debate Thanks PB!
  • 3 0
 My fave Billy Joel song in addition to The River of Dreams. Just good ole plain good American music.
  • 2 0
 Step Brothers Catalina Wine Mixer band Uptown Girl?
  • 1 0
 @jamessmurthwaite IIRC jetpack ski was a winner of some redbull competition and if I'm not mistaken idea was proposed by PB user @lukatec so you could ask him what was the inspiration!
  • 3 0
 The sneaker wheels should have 9 shoes in the front and 7 in the back...setup needs tweaking to really shred. Wink
  • 1 0
 I've been playing that For the Longest Pump video for my 8th grade students just to watch the reactions on their face as they try to guess the song. It's been hilarious and absolutely worthwhile!
  • 3 0
 Bravo Jakob!!!! The what the fork is off the hook!!
  • 1 0
 The look on the ice bike owners face when he realised his rear blade has a directional tread pattern and he’s put it on back to front.
  • 2 0
 @ Wild wheels video, can we now see a huck to flat for performance.????
  • 2 0
 sorry cant watch now, the british vlog crew dropped their new videos
  • 2 3
 That ol' boy with the shoe bike spent a lot of money on Nikes just to have the bike beat his ass to death for a short ride. Looks like something Jenna Jameson would want to ride.
  • 2 0
 Still way cheaper than carbon wheels
  • 2 0
 'well, that seat post is staying where it is'
  • 1 0
 Can you use tire inserts on that ice bike? Is it 27,5 or 29” or mullet? Is rear tire/saw new prototipe Maxxis Icebreaker?
  • 1 0
 F1 wheels, now complain about tyres price. BTW that skier.... That was an incredible save
  • 1 0
 its 700 per tire not counting the rim which is more expensive
  • 1 0
 @timotheysski: definitely worthy for fatbike speeds
  • 1 0
 @bok-CZ: oh yes indeed
  • 1 0
 wonder what kind of sealant formula that fat bike is using?
  • 1 0
 the rims w f1 tires dont need sealant
  • 1 0
 Its BLOW AIR Mountain Biking!
  • 1 0
 next up how to make a car
  • 1 0
 what happened?
he cut his seed bag off on the 1st turn
  • 1 0
 Those wheels are something Whistlindiesel would come up with
  • 1 0
 Running a bicycle stand on your mountainbike is suicide.
  • 1 0
 You shouldn't do welding on your mom's countertop.
  • 1 0
 Imagine if you sat on the wheel of the ice bike lol
  • 2 0
 The taint cutter.
  • 1 0
 Jackson hole blown my mind!
  • 1 0
 Will those pirellis fit my gravel bike?
  • 1 0
 billy joel makes me vomit
  • 1 2
 the pressure to perform is immense. It would be hard to top that peak perfomance without getting an inflated ego, really.
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