Monty Python-esque Bike Contraption Attaches Coconuts To Your Bicycle For Galloping Sound Effect
Date Published: 11/04/2021 2:28 PM (Updated: 11/05/2021 11:04 AM)
Remember that iconic scene in Monty Python and The Holy Grail when the characters used coconuts to replicate the sound of a galloping horse? Well, today’s ingenious product is kind of like that, except you can attach it to your bicycle! Say hello to the Trotify galloping horse bicycle accessory!
Update: There's actually a 3D printable file that you can get to create your own horse gallop attachment for your bicycle. Get it here!
This is one of those products that doesn’t exactly *need* to exist, but I am oh so glad that it does. Like the Pony Cycle or Rideamals, this galloping bicycle attachment lets you pretend that you are riding on a real life horse, except this product is actually meant for adults.
The Trotify galloping horse bicycle attachment is connected near the front wheel of your bike, just like a bike light. Once attached, your bike tire lines up perfectly with the device, resulting in a realistic clopping sound that speeds up as you pedal faster and slows down when your speed decreases.
You can close your eyes and imagine that you are taking your trusty steed on a journey across the countryside, even though you are really just riding your little sister’s bicycle to work (I won’t tell anybody).
The Trotify horse attachment comes flat packed in a sheet of wooden parts. All you have to do is punch out the wooden components, follow the assembly instructions and pick up a coconut from the nearest tropical island. Once that’s done, you’re ready to attach the device and hit the road!
Because all of its components are constructed from real, durable wood, the Trotify galloping horse attachment is more environmentally friendly than other novelty bike accessories. Plus, the easy flat packed shipping style reduces the space taken up in transit, thereby reducing your carbon footprint (hoof print?) even more.
The company that engineered the Trotify galloping horse bike attachment hasn’t updated their social media in a while, and the product doesn’t appear to be on sale at the moment. I can only imagine that they rode their Trotify bikes off into the sunset, but I’m going to keep an eye out just in case!