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Old 01-16-07, 12:01 AM
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bicycle jetpack

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article...4&in_page_id=2




cyclist hits the road with the Thrustpac – a petrol-driven propeller which enables bicycle users to hit speeds of up to 130kph (80mph).

The device is controlled by a special glove which allows the rider to accelerate or slow down simply by flexing their index finger.

Inventor Don Burgess said it can do 240km (150 miles) to the gallon, making it one of the most-fuel efficient modes of transport. Except, you know, actually cycling.

'This is a totally unique concept in the transportation world today,' said Burgess.

'The freedom from high fuel prices, the absolute fun of the wind in your hair while being pushed along effortlessly is amazing. Saving the environment has never been so much fun.'

What could possibly go wrong?
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I want one now
This is so frikin cool
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Old 01-16-07, 01:39 AM
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Of course to work effectively you've got to sit bolt upright. And look like a total tool.
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Old 01-16-07, 02:26 AM
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Oh God, please let the next version strap to the ass. I can see flocks of roadies pushing motorcyclists off the road.

Originally Posted by dobber
Of course to work effectively you've got to sit bolt upright. And look like a total tool.
You didn't Google it, did you dobber?
The CONTROL GLOVE enables you to operate the handbrakes and handlebars of your bicycle, canoe paddles, ski poles or wheel chair wheels while simultaneously maintaining COMLETE CONTROL of the THRUSTPAC!!

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Old 01-16-07, 02:45 AM
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propeller, pah. you need jet power


see the video:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/jet-powerd-bik...em220068842123
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Old 01-16-07, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by wheel
What could possibly go wrong?
Let's start with picking your nose...
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Old 01-16-07, 05:30 AM
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Having to stop fast?
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Old 01-16-07, 06:57 AM
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Are those tires rated for 80 mph?

What happens when you answer your cell phone?

Turn to look behind you...and get blown into traffic!
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Hmmm...... Interesting. I wonder has anyone thought of putting a motor on a bicycle inventing something that might be called a m o t o r c y c l e ? I suppose we could put a motor and maybe a propellor on a glider too.
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Old 01-16-07, 02:40 PM
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I have also heard of research into adding some type of mechanical device to a sailing ship that would allow it to self propel without any wind. Though this seems to a mere rumor at this point. I was disappointed when Steve Jobs forgot to announce this at Macworld.
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Old 01-16-07, 03:23 PM
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Unless flight is the intent, I'm not sure why we are using a propeller here.
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Originally Posted by lyeinyoureye
You didn't Google it, did you dobber?
No, I was too busy laughing.
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Here's another option.

http://www.gearlog.com/2006/05/the_r...a_gaspower.php

And there's another one I posted a link to last year but I can't find it. looks similar to the one in the first post. ah here it is...

http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadge...-on-204942.php
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Old 01-16-07, 03:52 PM
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Clean wind power!

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What else could go wrong? Oh, you might have occasion to put both hands on the bar at 80mph.
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Have you ever run one of those back pack leaf blowers? They are extremely loud. Good luck with the hearing loss.
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video........http://www.kirou.com/2006/10/04/personal-jet-pack/
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Originally Posted by wheel
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article...4&in_page_id=2




cyclist hits the road with the Thrustpac – a petrol-driven propeller which enables bicycle users to hit speeds of up to 130kph (80mph).

The device is controlled by a special glove which allows the rider to accelerate or slow down simply by flexing their index finger.

Inventor Don Burgess said it can do 240km (150 miles) to the gallon, making it one of the most-fuel efficient modes of transport. Except, you know, actually cycling.

'This is a totally unique concept in the transportation world today,' said Burgess.

'The freedom from high fuel prices, the absolute fun of the wind in your hair while being pushed along effortlessly is amazing. Saving the environment has never been so much fun.'

What could possibly go wrong?
The way of the future, the car will be replaced by a bike.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiktn
The gay wave in the first scene is really macho.
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Old 01-17-07, 11:41 PM
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why cant he just attach it to the bike? I rather go with a motor http://bikeengines.com/
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