Let’s say you had a death wish, but wanted to tie your demise to your beloved Segway Human Transporter. You could ride one off a cliff at your country estate, but that’s already been done. Besides, you want to go out in a blaze of glory, and you just can’t do that on a stock Segway. What if you built a hot rod Segway, complete with wheel technology straight out of the 1700s? That should get the job done.
Sadly, I have no idea who this mad genius is. Rather than follow common practice and bolting bicycle wheels on his Segway, this madman apparently built his own wheels from raw steel. The tires were an afterthought, and appear to be closed cell pipe insulation duct-taped to his handbuilt wheels. I’ll bet that gives a smooth, balanced ride and all the traction you could want.
A stock Segway is good for 12.5 miles per hour, which is plenty fast enough to break your neck if something goes wrong. The medieval-wheeled Segway in this video is said to be good for roughly double a stock Segway’s speed, or some 25 miles per hour. On a Segway with wheels built by a blacksmith and tires cobbled together from the Home Depot plumbing aisle, that would be utterly terrifying. Vaya con Dios, you crazy bastard.