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11/09/2013

A bicycle powered tree house elevator

Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator

This is a 30-foot bicycle powered tree house elevator. You just hop on and peddle yourself to the top.

Ethan Schlussler, who built a bicycle-powered tree house elevator because he got tired of having to climb a ladder to get to his 30-foot something tree house.

Ethan explains: “It was originally a 20-something speed bicycle, but first gear wasn’t slow enough, so I cut the large sprocket off the front, and welded it on the rear to get a lower gear. I also had to do away with the de-railers and make a new chain tensioner.”

He adds that he’s planning to build walls and insulate his tree house in a few weeks, as he plans to actually sleep or even live in it eventually.






 
 

 
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