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Old 11-11-14, 11:45 PM
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I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
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Old 07-15-20, 04:55 AM
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I would also like a bike like that
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Old 07-15-20, 05:21 AM
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By now it may have depreciated enough to be affordable. Welcome to BF!
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Old 07-15-20, 05:46 AM
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not a bicycle
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Old 07-15-20, 06:28 AM
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That would reduce my bike commute time from 40 minutes to jut under three.
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Originally Posted by BikeLite View Post
not a bicycle
It...looks like a bicycle.
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Old 07-15-20, 07:28 AM
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It's a bicycle when it's sitting still (it fulfills the definition) but not once it starts moving, 'cause he ain't pedaling. What it is is a very cool exercise in mechanics, but has little or nothing to do with bicycles. Two inline wheels is just a platform. He could bolt that apparatus onto a toboggan come winter and have the world's fastest jet toboggan. Or golf cart, or whatever else.
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Old 07-15-20, 07:38 AM
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It's not clear from the video if the bike can be pedalled. If it can, then it is a bicycle in the same sense as an e-bike is - this would be then a jet-assisted bicycle
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Old 07-15-20, 10:48 AM
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Well in the video, his feet are aiming straight back by the exhaust, so I do think much pedaling is going on.
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The fastest bicycle speed in slipstream by a female is 296.009 km/h (183.931 mph),
Was achieved by Denise Mueller-Korenek (USA) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, on 16 September 2018.

Not only did Denise beat the previous female record but she also bettered the current male record which stands at 268.831 km/h.

Looking like this
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Old 07-15-20, 11:00 AM
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to go fast without slipstream, protection behind a fast car, they look like this now..

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Old 07-15-20, 12:17 PM
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Closest I ever came to that was test riding a Chinese made Schwinn cruiser that a guy put an ultra-light Rotax airplane motor on. It almost killed me when I shut the throttle off just prior to a curve and realized "Hey, there's no engine braking"




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Closest I ever came to that was test riding a Chinese made Schwinn cruiser that a guy put an ultra-light Rotax airplane motor on. It almost killed me when I shut the throttle off just prior to a curve and realized "Hey, there's no engine braking"
Ha! reminded me of this...

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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
It...looks like a bicycle.
So does this 1909 Harley Davidson MOTORCYCLE. It even has pedals.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
So does this 1909 Harley Davidson MOTORCYCLE. It even has pedals.
Looks like a motorcycle to me. And I’d very much like to have it in my garage.

By definition, if it’s not powered by the pedals it’s not a bicycle. I guess if we wanted to split hairs we could say that both cycles are powered by the pedals...just not primarily powered by pedals.

I wouldn’t want to ride the “bicycle” shown in that first video at 200 MPH, I can tell you that much.
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Old 07-15-20, 04:26 PM
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Looks like a fun time.
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Old 07-15-20, 04:34 PM
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Literally a crotch rocket.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
So does this 1909 Harley Davidson MOTORCYCLE. It even has pedals.
Harley also made bicycles. On the pictured machine, the pedals drive the rear wheel and in a pinch it can be ridden that way, but they're really used to start the bike with the leather belt drive engaged and the rear wheel elevated on the stand.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Harley also made bicycles. On the pictured machine, the pedals drive the rear wheel and in a pinch it can be ridden that way, but they're really used to start the bike with the leather belt drive engaged and the rear wheel elevated on the stand.
Still a MOTORCYCLE

If the only requirement is to have 2 wheels then a scooter is a bicycle.
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Old 07-16-20, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Still a MOTORCYCLE

If the only requirement is to have 2 wheels then a scooter is a bicycle.
You win the internet Glen.

I didn't say it wasn't a motorcycle. I merely pointed out that at one time Harley made pedal only bicycles and that the pedals on the machine you posted were really just there to start the engine.

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Old 07-16-20, 07:04 AM
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Whether internal combustion, electric, jet, or something entirely new, once you add power the only contest is who has the biggest motor. So someone can go ahead and stick two wheels on an Atlas rocket and claim the new 'fastest bike' title; but I still won't care.
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Looks like a motorcycle to me. And I’d very much like to have it in my garage.

By definition, if it’s not powered by the pedals it’s not a bicycle. I guess if we wanted to split hairs we could say that both cycles are powered by the pedals...just not primarily powered by pedals.
Lots of motorcycles had a pedal drive to spin with the rear wheel off the ground to get it started ..

& there's Mopeds .. and the velodrome motor pacer the Derney..
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That is not a bicycle.
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