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Old 7 Jul 2012
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Man makes moto from 2CV in the desert. With no tools.

There's no way I can sum this up, you'll just have to read the article.
Homemade motorcycle improvised out of a Citroen 2CV in the middle of the desert - Boing Boing
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Good thing he happened to be driving around with an oxy-acetylene rig or he'd have had trouble with fabrication....
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Looks suspiciously fake to me, but I'd love it to be true
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Good thing he happened to be driving around with an oxy-acetylene rig or he'd have had trouble with fabrication....
Apparently he did not have any welder, he had to bolt things together. The only factor that could lead me to think that he was really in a desperate situation to build the bike to save his life is that he took a picture of himself wearing those horrible red loincloth. You really have to be desperate to do that!

I guess this guy had already forecast such an extreme desert situation during some cold French winters or sleepless nigts. He had mentally devised how it could be possible such a conversion if something went really wrong and, even if in the case it was much easier to walk a few kilometers, he said: "now it's the time to try it, I'll go for it". If it hadn't work, he still had plenty of water and food to go walking anyway (although it took him much longer than he initially thought, according to his report).

In any case, just amazing to conceive it and make it, even if not consequence of a desperate SOS situation (well, desperate enough as to wear those underwear!).

btw, discussed on this thread as well: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...al-story-64937
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The story is so full of holes it would be difficult to know where to start. The only way it makes any sort of sense is if you assume it's a scam....which immediately renders the whole thing comprehensible and logical.

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The story is so full of holes it would be difficult to know where to start. The only way it makes any sort of sense is if you assume it's a scam....which immediately renders the whole thing comprehensible and logical.

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Bear Grylls with a torque wrench?
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The story is so full of holes it would be difficult to know where to start. The only way it makes any sort of sense is if you assume it's a scam....which immediately renders the whole thing comprehensible and logical.

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Agreed; we'll all love to to be true cos that we we can fool ourselves that we might do the same one day, but I reckon there's more pork pies here than a branch of Greggs
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What springs to mind here is those fake 3 wheel morgans made from 2CVs, a five minute job compared to that thing.
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Someone has watched "Flight of the Pheonix" too often,...pure nonsense.
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