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01/11/2012

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anniebikes

That last idea is brilliant. It would even work for a single person in their apartment as long as there was a place to hang the clothing to dry. This machine is simple.

Leo Horishny

OOH!! don't let my wife see these links, or my laundry chores're gonna be hayll! =:-O

Leo Horishny

Hmmm. There's an interesting business model for someone with money to burn. Start a human powered laundromat where people pay to do their clothes this way. You should be able to do a pedal powered dryer too.

You could offer this for a gym chain :-) As part of your membership, you can do your clothes while you work out. OR, you could even do the gym laundry for a discount on your regular membership.

Thinkin', thinkin', thinkin'...always thinkin'.

Bethany

I don't know if it's because I'm the one who does 99% of the laundry in this house or what, but the idea of having to pedal my way through piles of laundry all day does not appeal. Call me crazy!

However, I did like this video of the Harris Tweed weavers and seeing that they pedal their looms!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2011/jun/06/harris-tweed-weaving-hebrides-video

Tom

Here's a history of pedal powered machines over at Low-tech Magazine. There are a few other bike related articles there too.

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/05/history-of-pedal-powered-machines.html

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