Zig Anime is a French clown troupe that I wanted to feature because they've clearly put a lot of effort into coming up with new and wacky bikes. In addition to the usual clown's compliment of swing bikes, eccentric buckin' bronco bikes, runt bikes, tallbikes, three-wheeled unicycles, and the token flip bike, they've come up with some really stupid designs. And I mean that as the highest compliment:
A swing bike that pivots instead! Dammit I was gonna invent that!
They do the act where they take off and replace the front wheel while riding. The bike comes apart and goes back together in different ways, and they juggle the pieces.
I like this one- an accordion bike.
This is a classic act that goes back to pennyfarthing times. His ordinary falls apart while he rides it, then he rides the pieces as a "ghost chopper".
Hardy har, a giraffe unicycle that walks on two legs.
This triple-high can have frames added or removed as part of the act. He sort of builds the bike as he goes.
This pushme-pullyou is controlled by whoever's weight is on the ground. It can go either direction.
It's kind of hard to tell here, but this is a tallbike you propel by humping up and down. You can see a video of it (and all of their bikes) on their website.
The crown jewel of their collection: A tallchopper with a big spring inside that becomes a lead sled when you bounce on it.
Click here to see videos of their show, where they demonstrate each bike.