Hybrid Bicycles - Is this a hybrid?
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08-26-11, 04:25 PM
08-26-11, 04:54 PM
Nope. That's a moped that reminds me of the solex.
08-26-11, 05:29 PM
A motorized bike! I'm surprised nobody's thought of that before.
Oh wait, they have...
08-26-11, 06:06 PM
^^ That looks steampunk-esque.
08-26-11, 06:28 PM
The 1885 Daimler-Maybach Petroleum Reitwagen was the first internal combustion motorbike. Steam driven bikes had been around since 1868.
I Googled steampunk, I'd never heard of that before. I saw a movie called The Golden Compass that it reminds me of. Am I on track or way off with that connection?
08-26-11, 09:08 PM
This is what I mean by steampunk (it's a steampunk-ified laptop):
Steampunk = modern technologies reimaigned with 19th century engineering/aestetics.
Google images: http://tinyurl.com/3da5m95
we now return you to your regularly scheduled topic.
08-26-11, 09:25 PM
Yeah, let's get back to vintage motorcycles. Anyone out there riding a steam powered bike?
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