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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Honestly, what could possibly go wrong...


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

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

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    Suddenly I'm thinking of Raiders of the Lost Ark...
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    I'm in the celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry. "Mended", our new full-length studio album, is now available for download.

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    Is it me or does he have a really boring talking voice?
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    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.
    This space open

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

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

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    A haircut and a shave with your ride, sir?

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    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.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    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. . .

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    Nothing could ever go wrong !!!




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


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

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