My thanks go out to my friend Timo who pointed my baleful eye to the following odd beauty:
This is such a marvelously neat idea. Just think of th educational and play-related possibilities of this toy. You can basically teach your child to be a dieselpunk (or steampunk) style explorer who travels the world with the help of a rugged bike, or, if this is your cup of tea, you paint it black or chrome and turn your child into a biker.
Yes, those are weird ideas, but after all, this is a great weird device/contraption.