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How Congo Invented World’s Cheapest Wooden Scooters

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Welcome back to the our channel for a discussion about the Congolese Chukudu and how these wooden scooters are made entirely by hand. I’m an American and I travel through Africa as often as I can. As an engineer I’m very impressed with the things people can come up with to make their lives better. Africa has truly captured my heart and impressed me! The people are the best in the world. It was very common in Cameroon in 1991. We use to build it just to ride down hilly roads. Not to carry things as they do today with an engine. The engine is what is added on it. Western Uganda (fortportal) in the 90s, every homestead with young boys had those wooden bikes i remember they used castor seeds for lubrication in the wheels. We should be careful about going back to the stone age; long back something similar was used in Zim by our grandfathers and it was stopped/banned because it used to destroyed the roads and some caused soil erosion. Africans are highly innovative just depending on resources available. Well done Chikudu guy. I know you ll modify it again.

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