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slvoid 07-04-07 01:56 PM

Honestly, what could possibly go wrong...
 
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...html?series=27

CommuterRun 07-04-07 02:29 PM

Cool, looks like you'd be given plenty of room by passing motorists.:)

DannoXYZ 07-04-07 02:36 PM

Hmmm, something tells me he'd go faster if all that leg-energy were to go into driving the wheels directly....

neilfein 07-04-07 02:40 PM

Suddenly I'm thinking of Raiders of the Lost Ark...

Nicodemus 07-04-07 03:11 PM

Is it me or does he have a really boring talking voice?

ken cummings 07-04-07 03:34 PM

I saw a device like that at a Human Powered Boats championship in SoCal. Two fans. One to give lift to the hover-boat and the other for thrust. 16 knots speed, about as good as anyone got that day. Only the thrust blades on the McCready creation were a little wider.

Retro Grouch 07-04-07 06:16 PM

Does that say the propeller trike weighs 1,000 pounds? Surely that can't be right.

Wordbiker 07-04-07 07:01 PM

So...when you're riding into a headwind that equals the prop output...is that considered a trackstand?

edp773 07-04-07 07:28 PM

The two-stroke wheel-barrel bike needs some more design modifications. I think I would rather have one of the classic two-stroke powered bikes.

Saintly Loser 07-05-07 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
Does that say the propeller trike weighs 1,000 pounds? Surely that can't be right.

It couldn't possibly be right. It must be a typo. It's conceivable that it weighs 100 pounds, I guess, although even that seems a bit high.

The video shows the guy pushing the bike around pretty easily. There's no way it weights half a ton.

vpiuva 07-05-07 11:59 AM

A haircut and a shave with your ride, sir?

MMACH 5 07-05-07 12:42 PM

I think the "1,000 pounds" is talking about some other invention.
A "do-it-all switcheroo gizmo," made by the same guy, I guess.

It's worded in a strange way, so it is hard to tell.

Saintly Loser 07-05-07 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MMACH 5
I think the "1,000 pounds" is talking about some other invention.
A "do-it-all switcheroo gizmo," made by the same guy, I guess.

It's worded in a strange way, so it is hard to tell.

You're right. It is. Or it should be. A walk through the links on the PM page shows that the headline came from the previous article in a series which includes the propeller-trike. Some editor kept the headline and simply changed the name of the builder. The object in the earlier article clearly could weigh half a ton, judging by the picture.

Don't they have copy editors at PM? I know everyone is cutting back and all, but still. . .

2manybikes 07-05-07 07:15 PM

Nothing could ever go wrong !!! :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:




chop chop chop chop chop chop aaghh !!! *thud*


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goldfishin 07-05-07 09:37 PM

is this somehow better than a regular bike? it doesn't look very efficient in comparison.


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