Greensboro NC- Putting wings on a Motored Bike

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by bamabikeguy, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I'm just wondering what classification this guy will fit in:


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  2. rcjunkie

    rcjunkie Guest

    I can't classify his bike, but can classify him as a nut.
  3. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I like it!
    The world needs people like this. It keeps life interesting and fun! :evil:
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    when the engine turns the prop & the prop pulls the bike, THEN i'll be impressed :p

    JK...i love the dude's 'tude, and his bike, no doubt 8)
  5. Bill Snow

    Bill Snow Guest

    Well,well I have always said I like seeing the unusual and now I have. Very unusual.
  6. StreetPlanes

    StreetPlanes Guest

    Yeah, I am a bit of a nut but my nuttyness puts money in my pocket.
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest


    how'd you finally find your way here?
  8. StreetPlanes

    StreetPlanes Guest

  9. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Glad you found us, no better place for a nut than to be amongst a tree full of other folks of "questionable sanity" !

    The more publicity this hobby gets, the more road respect we might get on the highways.

    And a 10 foot wingspan demands attention !
  10. StreetPlanes

    StreetPlanes Guest

    Actually It's 6 Feet

    But even with a 6 foot wing span the cage drivers are forced to give you an entire lane. And people love it everywhere I "fly." When I go downtown they get out of their cars and wave me through intersections while they take pictures and nobody blows their horns. Everybody waves, even the mayor and the police chief.

    It still meets Federal and NC. State laws for motorized bicycles which state that a motorized bicycle can have no more than 3 wheels, no more than 1 horsepower (750 watts) electric or 2 horsepower gas and no more than 50cc with a top speed under motored power of 20 MPH. Coasting or peddling faster than 20 is okay as long as you don't exceed the posted speed limit. Laws in other states vary but no state can pass laws tougher than the Federal standard signed by Bush in 2001.

    The wings on the one in the picture are made from old steel futon frames people throw out and are covered with red saran wrap and colored duct tape. The duct tape will only last a few months but the saran wrap still looks good after 2 years.

    Here's a tip: 20" wheels are better on trikes. The 26 you see in that picture didn't last long at all and has been replaced by a 20.

    And if someone is looking to drive traffic to a website then I suggest building a StreetPlane and doing what I do in my video:
  11. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    easy there...neat video, but i think the one link will MBc we worry about MBc traffic and how to increase it.

    what i did to promote our motoredbikes is build a motoredbike...pretty neat how that works out.
  12. StreetPlanes

    StreetPlanes Guest


    "easy there...neat video, but i think the one link will do..."

    Sorry, I caught my mistake too late. I'll be more careful in the future.

    I'm also a partner in a new advertising company. Our customers pay up front, buy ads for 30 days and the website owner gets paid at the end of the 30 day run. Website owners approve all ads before they run. Rates are based on traffic but you'll know up front how much you're going to get paid. If you'd like to buy or sell ads email idleblogs (AT)

    Again, I'm sorry and will behave better in the future. I hope to learn a lot here so that when my own brand of products go on sale they will address the needs and problems users here are already having. Fact is: There's lots of great kits out there but they are all slightly lacking. I hope to change that.

    PS. I can also help MB get into retailing (no charge) just as I have done with StreetPlanes.c.... , no pots of gold. And if anyone wants free blog hosting for a bicycle blog I can provide that too.
  13. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    You have to admit, god loves small children and crazy people. He makes sure we all stand out and find each other. Love the bike and your stand on the cause. Stay at altitude.
  14. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    From Wired magazine-

    (when you click the link, at the bottom of the article, there are 10 pix of bikes, like the one with the grocery cart for a front end)


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  15. StreetPlanes

    StreetPlanes Guest

    Hey, I know that guy!

    The bald headed guy in the picture is my Brother-with-no-name.

    He's camera shy and ducks every time I try to take his picture.
  16. mark2yahu

    mark2yahu Member

    Street Plane

    Thanks for sharing, Billy ;) I'm going to share this link with a friend who was from North Carolina.
  17. Tylden

    Tylden New Member

    Seems to me back in the day, some folks thought Albert Einstein was a bit nutty too ! Personally, I think it's absolutely brilliant ! You Sir, are my hero ! I would have to get a leather bombadeer's hat with the goggles lol. Love it !
  18. Stan4d

    Stan4d New Member

    During a search I found needs a bump! I loved reading this and the video. I hope others will enjoy.