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Old 07-29-22, 07:36 PM
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Old 07-29-22, 10:19 PM
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The workmanship and ingenuity is really remarkable! Although you don't want to fall over on this bike for sure.
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Old 07-30-22, 01:08 AM
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That bike is hot!
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Old 07-30-22, 02:22 AM
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I'd say smoking hot. I am curious about the amount of time and cash put into it. Really neat project for challenging and keeping one's self occupied.
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Old 07-30-22, 04:53 AM
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Fantastic that things like these are still being put together by people in the solid state world we live in!
A nice addition to his bike might be a spinning speed governor and maybe a brass headlight lantern from an Edwardian automobile.

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Old 07-30-22, 06:30 AM
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This is nothing new. Steam power was employed as early the first commercial velocipedes in the 1860s. And there have been numerous attempts during the interim. The attached 1869 Roper seems to be a better concept, keeping the engine mass central and low, with the funnel behind the rider. Combine it with the smaller engine of the current edition and you'd have something more practical. The novel concept on the Roper is that it incorporates rear wheel drive, decades prior to the safety bicycle.
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Old 07-30-22, 06:42 AM
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^ No jumping curbs on that rig.......
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Old 07-30-22, 12:43 PM
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He’s running less pressure in his boiler than I do in my tires! But as a steam locomotive fireman, I think this is pretty awesome.
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More fun! Paul Brodie does really cool projects
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Originally Posted by etherhuffer View Post
More fun! Paul Brodie does really cool projects
https://youtu.be/DHWNH45-wyw
I don’t know that guy, but for someone without steam experience, he has a pretty good grasp of steam technology (the term he was searching for when he mentioned the “top box” is “smokebox”).
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