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    Air Bike

    http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/353150574.html

    Has anyone ever seen anything like the item for sale in the above link? It doesn't look like something I would want to ride or be near when it is running.
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    I think I would worry about my hair getting caught in the thing.

    I hope someone gives us an explanation for WHY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    I hope someone gives us an explanation for WHY.

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    The answer to the question "Why?" is always "Because."

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    Why? You do not have to make it fit into the regular drive train. Just bolt it onto that POS bike and go.
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    hmm id figure something like this would be for sale in the everglades looks safe enough ken you see the size of that motor
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    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer
    The answer to the question "Why?" is always "Because."
    You must have small children .

    'Because I said so" is the correct full form.



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    I've seen one in backpack form.

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    I need one of those...
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    i think hotbike made that piece of ****.

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    I'm still trying to figure out the purpose of the whole thing. Would it get me up the hills any easier?

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    I think you can go pretty dang fast with it.
    Like 25mph maybe.

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    That would be much easier!

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    But can ya hunt gators with it?

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    Not in BC you can't .

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    What? It has a range limit???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    What? It has a range limit???
    The gators do . Although, if global warming is true, it may be just a matter of years before they slither into British Columbia .

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    Worse then that heavy motor, the fuel tank is way above it. Not only it would be unstable, if there is a leak, Kaboom.
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    no no...the fuel will leak out , get sucked thru the fan and dispersed in a fog like pattern, then igniting when a cig smoking driver enters the fuel fog BOOOOOOOM, car destroyed!


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    the one and only REAL air bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch
    http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/353150574.html

    Has anyone ever seen anything like the item for sale in the above link? It doesn't look like something I would want to ride or be near when it is running.
    Looks like it was cobbled together by the seller. I'd be more inclined to get this if it were available.



    Propeller Trike

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    thats from the latest popular mechanics, bunch of home made stuff, best article in a while IMO
    i have a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivegotabike
    the one and only REAL air bike

    snort!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Here on Long Island, there is an old tricycle on display at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

    The chain drives a propeller, about three feet in diameter.

    It's behind glass, and I would say it's a very valuable bicycle, because it was built by the Wright Brothers.

    I think the reason it was built was to demonstrate how a propeller works to new students at the flying school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbike
    Here on Long Island, there is an old tricycle on display at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

    The chain drives a propeller, about three feet in diameter.

    It's behind glass, and I would say it's a very valuable bicycle, because it was built by the Wright Brothers.

    I think the reason it was built was to demonstrate how a propeller works to new students at the flying school.
    Do you have photos? Or a link? That's really interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Do you have photos? Or a link? That's really interesting.

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    I don't know a link to that particular bike, but the basic concept is very old, and has been done many many times:
    http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/...novel-bicycle/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150 View Post
    I don't know a link to that particular bike, but the basic concept is very old, and has been done many many times:
    http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/...novel-bicycle/
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    Thanks for the link! Perhaps it's just the slightly demented look in that lad's eyes--but that really doesn't look at all safe .

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