Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kentwood michigan.
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Turning could be a real pain in the butt with the vanes sticking out like that.
Could be usefull if You like to go fishing, more convenient if you could make the floats double as panniers
Think if I were going to build something like it, I'd start with a trike, floats could be permanantly mounted and designed for a better 'hull' form.
Modify a triple crank with a toothless chainwheel, and install a more efficient paddlewheel driven from it's own system, hook up an extra cage to the front derailer to shift whichever drive you're not using to the 'neutral' position in the center. That way you're not wasting energy driving a fan on the road.
Used to live on the muskegon river, accross the river maybe 300 yards straight line, was a small store gas station etc, but in order to get there without a boat was a six mile drive, an amphibious bike would have come in super handy for quick store runs.
Last edited by kendall; 06-13-09 at 12:27 PM.