Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by medalist, Nov 15, 2008.
Very, very cool replica. I wouldn't ride it for love nor money.
Here is a pic of the original. Not sure I would want the family jewels in that close a proximity to that much steam personally.
That is not very green....interesting though in its time.....in todays world, it reminds me of a mosquito sprayer. Not to get off the subject but some interestng facts about truly going green and that is with compressed air. In a 3 inch diameter tube an object can be proppeled 1000 yards a minute at 10 psi. A four stroke motor would lose probally 70% of its power but a 2- stroke motor would be acceptable with compressed air, more ideally is a rotary bike motor with compressed air. I cant wait untill this happens with these bicycle motors and I am putting off any future bicycle builds untill I can go truly green. I will enjoy riding with Golden Eagle Products for now.
man oh man -- very cool old steam motor bike
watching the gentleman get that THING ready
made me very grateful for my little off on switch !!
ride that old HOT THING
I like the thought.
There are commercially available carbon fiber wound carbon/carbon composite construction compressed air tanks developed originally for the Space Shuttle. Approximately the size of a regular scuba tank, they are designed to store air at 4,200 lbs/sq inch. A Spanish/French joint venture has developed a modular narrow angle V-twin engine design (stackable for a 2, 4, or 6 cylinder) that can, when plugged into an electric power source, act as as it's own compressor, and will push the small "city car" designs they are making at normal city speeds quite readily and with reasonable ranges.
Now, take one of those tanks and regulators, and hook it to an industrial air motor ( http://fergusonengineering.com/CPT_specs.html ) and power up your scoot.
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