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    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
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    Great. Now cyclists will be confined to only bike-ride at the Bonneville Salt-Flats...
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    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.]

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    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.

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    That looks like it could end in death..... a lot of death.
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    The DIY version looks like a lot of fun.
    It's around here somewhere . . .

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    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

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    The very latest in bike-wear: An asbestos-suit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cateye View Post
    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    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.

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    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?

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    Better still - WHAT is the fuel? Hydrazine?? That could take out a city block...
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    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.
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    that totally violates the whole idea of Biking and going "GREEN"
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    It looks like something that belongs on "JACKASS." Should tell the inventor to go blow it out his shorts.
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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