Nope. That's a moped that reminds me of the solex.
A motorized bike! I'm surprised nobody's thought of that before.
Oh wait, they have...
^^ That looks steampunk-esque.
Originally Posted by rangerdavid
intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
Originally Posted by eric01
And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.
The 1885 Daimler-Maybach Petroleum Reitwagen was the first internal combustion motorbike. Steam driven bikes had been around since 1868.
I Googled steampunk, I'd never heard of that before. I saw a movie called The Golden Compass that it reminds me of. Am I on track or way off with that connection?
This is what I mean by steampunk (it's a steampunk-ified laptop):
Steampunk = modern technologies reimaigned with 19th century engineering/aestetics.
Google images: http://tinyurl.com/3da5m95
we now return you to your regularly scheduled topic.
Yeah, let's get back to vintage motorcycles. Anyone out there riding a steam powered bike?