Monday, December 17, 2007

Cheetah found on MetaFilter

BYOBW means Bring You Own Big Wheel

Sorry, ROU, the Cheetah was badder by far. I can't find an image on the web, but they were designed like a three-wheeled chopper--extended front forks, low seat between the back wheels. The rider propelled himself by pushing pedals that pulled cables out of some sort of rotary turbine in the axle. It screamed. Although the Green Machine handled better, the Cheetah was faster. I think they stopped making them in the early 70s because too many kids were getting smeared.
posted by squirrel at 12:21 PM on September 30

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