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Ingo Bike

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Uploaded on Jun 23, 2010

The Ingo-Bike was invented by the Huyssen brothers and manufactured in Chicago by the Ingersoll-Rand Corporation from 1934 to 1937. It is powered by the rider making a rhythm bouncing motion on the platform along with pulling-pushing motion on the handlebar to turn the eccentric hub rear wheel and give forward motion. For a detailed explanation of how to ride an Ingo Bike please see my other Ingo Bike video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48TdMK...

A team of Ingo-Bike riders made an incredible trek from Chicago to Miami, FL in just over 30 days. The Ingo Bike appeared in 1930's era magazines and Hollywood movies such as:

1936 Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs
*unfortunately no longer on YouTube*

The Three Stooges - Yes, We Have No Bonanza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TySw6...

Joe E. Brown Earthworm Tractors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePUxup...

The Ingo Bike is not only fun to ride, it is also one of the safest bikes ever invented. The riding platform is only six inches from the ground, so injuries from falling or being bounced off are unlikely. There are no chains, sprockets, or gears to catch fingers or clothes, and the fenders prevent both flying mud and injuries from the wheels.

The 1937 Ingo Bike featured in this video is being ridden at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan during the Motor Muster event.

Another place to see an Ingo Bike on display and in operation is Owls Head Transportation Museum. http://ohtm.org/blg/collections/bicyc...

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