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December 14, 2009 10:01 AM   Subscribe

Self assembling GSX-R (SLYT) Five minute stop motion video of a bike being assembled.

The bike ran on the first try.
posted by Mitheral (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wonderfully detailed. Thanks for posting. (They should chop off the first 48 seconds though. That guy becomes insufferable fast--I just about closed the window.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:11 AM on December 14, 2009


Director.
Director Noah!
Director.
Director Noah!

(Nice post! And yeah start at about 50 seconds in if you feel your interests beginning to evaporate.)
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:18 AM on December 14, 2009


Oh man I hope my brake lines self-install themselves on my bike tonight. This looks so easy to do.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:23 AM on December 14, 2009


Oh, I call bullshit. You can totally see that bike didn't do this. And how would the pictures have been taken if the guy left through the door in the back?

seriously, nice try, n00b.
posted by shmegegge at 10:27 AM on December 14, 2009


oh no wait, obviously the kid Noah was taking the pictures while the bike assembled itself. I take it back. my bad.
posted by shmegegge at 10:31 AM on December 14, 2009


I was expecting a bicycle.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:45 AM on December 14, 2009


Noah needs a better tripod and a shutter release. Still amazing though!
posted by WinnipegDragon at 11:15 AM on December 14, 2009


I almost didn't watch it either, but it grew on me. I liked the detail in the individual parts crawling around. Cool tribute to the original stop motion music video of the song.
posted by lucidium at 11:33 AM on December 14, 2009


So that's how motorcycles are born...
posted by fore at 11:43 AM on December 14, 2009


I was expecting a bicycle.

I was going to say this too, but I've said it in other threads. I think the word "bike," while it's obvious to us that it means "bicycle," equally obviously means motorcycles to a subset of those who enjoy them.

There's really nothing we can do to change their usage, and insisting is just gonna make us sound like pedantic assholes. Instead, we can giggle every time a gear-head refers to a "tranny."
posted by explosion at 11:52 AM on December 14, 2009


Seems like Noah internalized the timing as the project went on, he kinda sucked at the beginning and at the end every damn thing in the garage is be-boppin' around to the beat.

I sure do love folk art.

(Although the first 50 seconds were indeed rough to watch, the true teen awkwardness aficionado will need to view his other video "Ghost Hunters" to get the fix he craves.)
posted by chronkite at 12:09 PM on December 14, 2009


Just gonna say here, I am so down with the idea of a fixed-gear motorcycle.
posted by ardgedee at 12:10 PM on December 14, 2009


Just gonna say here, I am so down with the idea of a fixed-gear motorcycle.

Riding that would be swell. Stopping and starting it, not so much.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:13 PM on December 14, 2009


Just gonna say here, I am so down with the idea of a fixed-gear motorcycle.

Riding that would be swell. Stopping and starting it, not so much.


True. I have the scars and a distinct lack of front teeth to prove it.
posted by Duke999R at 1:17 PM on December 14, 2009


Needs more pistons. And valves.
posted by spacewrench at 1:33 PM on December 14, 2009


Self assembling GSX-R

Must be an open shop.
posted by dhartung at 1:50 PM on December 14, 2009


Wow, loved the chain crawling out of the box and all of the cover pieces flying down. Crazy how much crap is going on towards the end!
posted by sararah at 3:16 PM on December 14, 2009


I think the word "bike," while it's obvious to us that it means "bicycle," equally obviously means motorcycles to a subset of those who enjoy them.

Yup. And man, has it lead to some amusingly confused conversations between my cyclist sweetie and my motorcyclist self.
posted by mollymayhem at 5:51 PM on December 14, 2009


Not nearly as confusing as the two different types of Merc.
posted by Mitheral at 8:02 AM on December 15, 2009


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