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Old 01-18-2011, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking

Originally Posted by happycheapskate View Post
I am excited to see Fishgut's steam bike coming along. I think a trike is a good idea. It seems natural, since it will support a lot of weight and help with stablity. If you get yours together and it feels top heavy or inertia prone, perhaps you could make a sidecar for it.
Hopefully it won't be top heavy ... shouldn't be as most of the hardware is being carried really low. It will have a fat butt though - boiler on one side and a box full of gear on the other. I do think a trike would be perfect as it would give ample room for all the associated junk. I'd use a more upright version so I could hang a water tank under the seat. It would probably still have a fat butt.

I'm pretty sure this is the trike I would use:

I'm real close to finishing my steampunk sculpture/model - maybe one more day. Then I'll put up a photo of it and jump headlong into getting the bike together.

A side car is a really great idea, by the way. It could carry the whole steam apparatus. Maybe I should build one of those after the trike ...

Last edited by fishguts; 01-18-2011 at 01:13 PM.
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