Most awesome friction drive system

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by Fabian, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Wait till you see the exposed crankcase - just mechanical porn on wheels:

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  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Good thing it doesn't go very fast- look ma - no brakes!
    Why would one go to all that work and delete being able to stop.
    Where is the guy from?
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    From the look of the bike, it seems to me that he was only riding it for the purpose of taking a video; demonstrating the concept and engine design. It's also a point to note that he is riding quite slowly.

    I agree that the bike should have brakes and i'm an advocate of motorized bicycles being fitted with the largest and most powerful disk brake systems on the market, but in this case the bike looks like nothing more than a demonstration of concept rather than a usable form of transport.
  4. Lee_K

    Lee_K Member

    That is an amazing bit of ingenuity to make something so artful out of next to nothing.
  5. SuedePflow

    SuedePflow Member

    If Mad Max road a bike, that would be it.

    I love everything about it.
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    I love how the camshaft and pushrods are sitting out in the wind - looks so damn cool !!!
  7. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    revisiting the 1890-1940s or so area of engines. Before this was steam engines and a lot more parts where visable. Now take a look at gasoline hit and mis engines
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I would say that
    "that guy could build just about anything"

    a nice job of engineering

  9. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    I've probably seen that video a dozen times, and I'm still
    amazed that the damn thing actually works.
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Probably eats some tires up - but - who cares.
  11. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    Bet the mileage ain't so hot either with that huge piston.
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    but does that THING sound cool !