Here, I think, I’d rather be sitting

He smoked a Ferrari F430 Scudiera, a 503-horspower beast that hits 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

He smoked a Ferrari F430 Scudiera, a 503-horspower beast that hits 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

François Gissy hit 207 mph on a bicycle powered by three rocket engines. From Wired Magazine:

The bike, designed by Gissy’s friend Arnold Neracher, is for the most part normal. Aside from those rockets, of course. The frame is elongated, probably to improve stability, but the pedals still work. It rides on a pair of fat tires, and the brakes are standard stuff, albeit essentially useless at that kind of speed. Gissy can use them to stabilize himself, but mostly leaves them alone. Yes, brakes are the type of thing you usually improve before subjecting yourself supercar velocities and 1.96 Gs of acceleration, but whatever.


Flying spaghetti monster?

No, it’s a noodly-framed homebuilt from R.A.S.T.A.Bike (more like P.A.S.T.A.Bike), a Russian club similar to RatRod bikes, where members roll their own. A tip of the ushanka to Trottinette Magazine.

Second first-principles scooter

The new bike folds down to a package not much bigger than the wheel diameter, and it is over a pound lighter then the first one, at 7.8 lbs.

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Okay, I don’t have THAT much time on my hands

‘What device, vehicle, object, etc would you like to see powered by a cordless drill and how would you do it?’

If you’ve ever had a hankering to fit a Milwaukee M28 Right Angle Drill to a footbike for a motor (and who hasn’t?), here’s how to do it.

FootbikeUSA not only ones trying 20″ wheels

KOTA's modified Footbike pic

The new wheels are a 26″ Araya in the front and a 20″ BMX Redline in the rear

Home-builder KOTA is also working on putting a 20-inch rear wheel on a Footbike™. He writes: Continue reading

They put the ‘cycle’ in ‘recycle’

Re Cycle custom footbike

Perhaps with good reason, a Greek company, Re Cycle, is specializing in building bicycles from scrapped bikes and other materials. Not only pedal bikes, but kickbikes (including electric), too. These pragmatic bikes are quite striking, too, with a few common design cues: curvy downtubes and decks of a kind not seen anywhere else, and concept bicycles, too, including retro restorations.

Hat tip: Trottinette Patinette.

It’s a little odd

Kickbike Cruise Max pic

The Kickbike Cruise Max

…that a Kickbike® inspired by a quintessentially American style of transport, the “cruiser,” isn’t apparently available in America … not that we need it ….