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Old 05-20-13, 09:59 AM   #1
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New world record rocket bicycle

263km/h, 163.4mph on a rocket bicycle using hydrogen peroxide. Not sure if it is still a bicycle


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Old 05-20-13, 10:53 AM   #2
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Ok, that's officially nuts. Looks like fun, though!
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Old 05-20-13, 06:53 PM   #3
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They call it a 'rocket bike' but I think the inference is 'rocket motorcycle'.
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I've routinely exceed 160 mph on my bike...1000 cc sportbike, not bicycle. It's nuts enough on that.
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I don't know what tire I would trust at 160 mph. I do know I haven't seen it yet.
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I've routinely exceed 160 mph on my bike...1000 cc sportbike, not bicycle. It's nuts enough on that.
Ummm... I think that's nuts on a motorcycle, too. Just not quite as nuts...
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Old 05-21-13, 06:49 PM   #7
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Even if it uses a bicycle frame, with that much power, its a motorcycle.
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More info here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ered-bike.html

It looks like a custom bicycle-type frame with regular bicycle wheels.
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If it's got an engine, and you can't pedal it...it's a motorcycle.
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If it's got an engine, and you can't pedal it...it's a motorcycle.
Look at the photos. It has pedals, a chain, and a rear derailleur.
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Look at the photos. It has pedals, a chain, and a rear derailleur.
And he is wearing a regular cycling helmet, gloves, jersey, shorts and shoes as well.

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And he is wearing a regular cycling helmet, gloves, jersey, shorts and shoes as well.
Doesn't mean much. Some cyclists wear motorcycle helmets during harsh canadian winter.
I have tried that myself. I wear motorcycle gloves and hunting mukluks during winter.
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If it's got an engine, and you can't pedal it...it's a motorcycle.
And if i use a sail on the bicycle or if i fart (not sure if i will go faster though. Depends on the beans quality) is it still an engine?

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And if i use a sail on the bicycle or if i fart (not sure if i will go faster though. Depends on the beans quality) is it still an engine?
If it's got a sail, it's a yacht, duh, and why on earth would you eat anything else than Heinz baked beans for effective farts?
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263km/h, 163.4mph on a rocket bicycle using hydrogen peroxide. Not sure if it is still a bicycle
If the rider drank the hydrogen peroxide and it made him pedal that fast, then it would be a bicycle.
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Doesn't mean much. Some cyclists wear motorcycle helmets during harsh canadian winter.
I have tried that myself. I wear motorcycle gloves and hunting mukluks during winter.
How cold do you think it was on the day of the run?
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Interesting that the speed is a bit lower than the current record for motor-pacing on a human-powered bicycle (167 mph) and not that much faster than the record for unpowered downhill (138 mph).
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