China Invents the Bike Washing Machine

Posted on June 18, 2008

Want to keep fit and get your laundry done at the same time?

A middle school student in GuangDong, China did, and he invented a Bike-Washing Machine to do just that.

The boy bought a used washing machine from a local market and connected the canister to his bicycle.

About an hour and a half later you have completed both a great workout and a few loads of clean laundry.

Perfect way to save time and energy, while at the same time losing weight.


Mui Mui
Mui Mui is another of our wonderful, yet weird, editors who also is a well established world traveler. Born in Asia, Mui Mui is our expert on whether the articles we publish remain appropriate and not offensive in nature. Mui Mui’s favorite place is Italy where she spent 4 years and eventually fell in love with.
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16 thoughts on “China Invents the Bike Washing Machine

  1. asithi

    I remember visiting my cousin in China when I was 15 years old. She had to use a crank for the washing machine. She had to clear out a space in the living room, move the washing machine from the wall into the room (to get more space), and cranked for 30 minutes to do a small load of laundry. No wonder she us so thin!

    1. sultan_azteca

      Civilization and progress lost-and-found in a sitcom!

      Why not connect all other appliances too? Just plug a generator and a set of batteries.

      Fighting global warming one TV set at a time!

  2. Lauren

    That is an awesome idea from such a young guy. My only concern would be getting up the simultaneous motivation to not only do laundry (ick) but also ride a stationery bike in your laundry room. Maybe a TV would be a nice addition for us lazy Americans, though I suppose you’d need to power that, too!

  3. blindphineas

    Yeah, the kid thought of it…sure. If you’re smart enough to figure out how to hook this up you’re smart enough to figure out how to get some other chump to ride it. Way to go, Chinese parents!

  4. keep fit at home

    This sounds like a good idea. I'm wasting all my energy trying to keep fit, when that energy could be being utilised.


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