Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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peel your potatoes as you cycle home.
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Before you set off to cycle home, attaching the Cyclo- peeler apparatus to your bike will ensure your potatoes are fully peeled and ready for cooking when you reach your destination.

It’s a simple device, consisting of a series of connected containers, beginning with a storage hopper, into which the potatoes are initially loaded.

The entire apparatus clamps securely unto the area behind the cyclist and is driven by a sturdy spring loaded rubber wheel that makes contact with the sidewall rear tyre. This is a similar drive mechanism to the dynamos that once powered many bicycle lighting systems.

It doesn’t take much cycling power to operate the actual peeling process, with each potato being gripped in turn along its axis and spun against the array of peeler blades.

Once peeled, the potatoes pass into a water filled final storage unit, ready for cooking when you arrive home.

Deluxe Version features an additional add-on unit that chops the peeled potatoes into perfectly proportioned chips.

xenzag, Mar 07 2020


       It actually would take a lot of power, unless there is a 3 potato maximum or a 4 kilometer minimum.
Voice, Mar 07 2020

       Nah - I don't think so. A potato being spun against a traversing blade apparatus would require minimal power.
xenzag, Mar 07 2020

       You could have a second dynamo driving a resistance coil to boil the water and then the potatoes would be cooked by the end of your journey as well.
pocmloc, Mar 07 2020

       Hmmmm ...   

       You missed out on the title [xen] - this could have been a Cyclops-peeler if you'd had one eye on the main chance ...
8th of 7, Mar 07 2020

       If you're having it stationary in the back room of the house, may as well run a rotating shaft the length of the street or terrace. That way every house can take a belt-drive off of the shaft to run their potato-peeler and anything else that needs rotational energy input.
pocmloc, Mar 07 2020

       There's a potential there for neighbourhood mechanical power distribution by lineshaft; surprisingly efficient, very steampunk ...
8th of 7, Mar 07 2020

       Here's me instantly thinking that the potatoes just sit in pockets next the specialized spokes. Potatoes are peeled rolling around in the individual pockets. No shafting necessary.
wjt, Mar 07 2020

       [marked-as-chindogu] :) complex innovation is easy, simple innovation is hard.
Mindey, Mar 07 2020

       //could have been a Cyclops-peeler//   

       ... but No-one would hurt a cyclops.   

       Actually, why has no-one proposed a unicyclops?
pertinax, Mar 08 2020

       The Hills Have Eyes.... but so do potatoes.
xenzag, Mar 08 2020

       // No-one would hurt a cyclops //   

       Odysseus ?   

       // why has no-one proposed a unicyclops? //   

       They have. Google would be your friend on that question, it seems.
8th of 7, Mar 08 2020

       Oh. Yes. Right.
pertinax, Mar 09 2020

       Or just replace the brake pads on your bicycle with potatoes
hippo, Mar 09 2020

       Truly brilliant ... what could possibly go wrong ?
8th of 7, Mar 09 2020

       Well then, use half potatoes as pedals.   

       Disappointingly, the search term "frictional heating of potatoes" (with quotes) does not turn up any hits, using several different search engines and meta searches.
8th of 7, Mar 09 2020

       I love raw potatoes. I'd never make it home without them all chomped to bits. Screw the cyclops. I'd just whip out my Swiss army and go at it.
blissmiss, Mar 09 2020

       <Mental image of [bliss] chasing Swiss Guards round St. Peter's Square with a riding crop in one hand and a bag of potatoes in the other./>   

8th of 7, Mar 09 2020


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