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Old 06-16-07, 10:08 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-16-07, 11:11 AM   #2
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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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Old 06-16-07, 11:48 AM   #3
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Old 06-16-07, 11:53 AM   #4
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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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Old 06-16-07, 12:41 PM   #5
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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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Old 06-16-07, 01:21 PM   #6
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You must have small children .

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



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Old 06-16-07, 03:27 PM   #7
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I've seen one in backpack form.
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Old 06-17-07, 01:55 AM   #8
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I need one of those...
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Old 06-17-07, 07:24 AM   #9
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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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Old 06-17-07, 02:46 PM   #11
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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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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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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.



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