Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-18-09, 09:21 AM   #1
geo8rge
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,012
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Worst accessory: A pulse jet.

Rocket bike FAIYATORIKKUBOBU, for you my friend, one million yen
http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/16...e-million-yen/

Probably not a complete hoax, hopefully not the future.

DIY version.
http://www.youtube.com/v/QPqDoVjsMVY
__________________
2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
1996 Birdy, Recommend.
Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.

Last edited by geo8rge; 07-18-09 at 10:14 AM.
geo8rge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 12:37 PM   #2
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great. Now cyclists will be confined to only bike-ride at the Bonneville Salt-Flats...
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 02:08 PM   #3
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A pulse jet would violate noise ordinances in three or more counties at once, so probably not going to go mainstream.

[edit: According to the Japanese site, it sounds more like it's a turbine than a pulse jet. Still ridiculous, but slightly more reasonable.]
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 03:06 PM   #4
Nermal
Senior Member
 
Nermal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Farmington, NM
Bikes: Giant Cypress SX
Posts: 2,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I like the way it's mounted. Right between the legs. Gives a whole new meaning to "Crotch Rocket".
__________________
Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.
Nermal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 07:48 PM   #5
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
Posts: 8,941
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1573561/rocket_bicycle/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByemtRt_CP0
http://www.break.com/index/jet_propelled_bicycle.html
http://www.outsideconnection.com/gal...n/jetbike1.mpg
BlazingPedals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 09:21 AM   #6
Rogue Leader
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Merrick, NY
Bikes: 2009 Mercier Galaxy (custom build), 2008 Argon 18 Mercury
Posts: 822
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That looks like it could end in death..... a lot of death.
Rogue Leader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 09:41 AM   #7
MrPhil
I make stuff up
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Oregon, the damp side
Bikes: '85 Ritchey Commando, '96 Specialized Sirrus, '06 Surly Cross Check
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The DIY version looks like a lot of fun.
MrPhil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 03:10 PM   #8
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Bikes:
Posts: 12,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Here it is.



I doubt that it cost a million yen. But it did get the man who made it, (seen riding the bike) a job.

He's now the head rocket designer at Scaled Composites, makers of "Spaceship One".
__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Artkansas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 03:23 PM   #9
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The very latest in bike-wear: An asbestos-suit.
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 11:07 PM   #10
Cyclaholic
CRIKEY!!!!!!!
 
Cyclaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Bikes: several
Posts: 4,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
Here it is.



I doubt that it cost a million yen. But it did get the man who made it, (seen riding the bike) a job.

He's now the head rocket designer at Scaled Composites, makers of "Spaceship One".
The D.I.Y. version of that involves a whole lot of burritos and beer the night before.
Cyclaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-09, 05:47 AM   #11
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
Posts: 8,941
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
I think it'd be cool to have one that could push you to, like, 30 mph. But 100+ mph? Nope, not me! I wonder what the fuel usage is?
BlazingPedals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-09, 10:14 AM   #12
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Better still - WHAT is the fuel? Hydrazine?? That could take out a city block...
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-09, 03:24 PM   #13
Amani576
Buh'wah?!
 
Amani576's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: 1972 Raleigh Twenty, mid-80's Trek
Posts: 2,130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Leader View Post
That looks like it could end in death..... a lot of death.
I hope you don't mind, but I just HAVE to have that as part of my sig.
-Gene-
Amani576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 03:13 PM   #14
GTALuigi
Senior Member
 
GTALuigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: GTA
Bikes: Dahon Mu SL 08 / Matrix 08
Posts: 764
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that totally violates the whole idea of Biking and going "GREEN"
GTALuigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 03:41 PM   #15
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It looks like something that belongs on "JACKASS." Should tell the inventor to go blow it out his shorts.
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:04 AM.