Rube Goldberg Motorized Bicycle Contest

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  1. Dan

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    I am totally lost Fur, but sounds cool!
     
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    Idea I meant to post;

    Pusher engine suspended below a tow bar connected to a ball hitch above rear bike wheel and axle of push wheel. Lower then the center of gravity. Weight of engine would force it to "self right"
     
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    Just an update, I posted in "Motored" They were incredibly kind and welcoming. Thanks to all the folks who responded!! Really, they were great.

    I posted this; (part in "" is just the opening post here)


    I am really looking forward to this.
     
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    Dan, I'm really looking forward to the way this build-off progresses. As you said, it was well received by the staff at MBc, and I can honestly say that we Moderators over there wholeheartedly endorse this contest. I have several ideas floating around at the moment, such as a rack-mount engine powering a propellor in the front via an overhead belt and pulley system...
    laff
     
  5. Dan

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    That sounds cool! Truly "Rubeish" LOL, is now a word as it is right there on the intertube, net thing.

    Really like that. The look of belts and pulleys. Over head and with a prop!!! classic and Rube-esk.

    Again, and I really want to say thank you for the warm welcome you and all gave to this.

    With that set up, you should wear the proper safety equipment;
    Soviet Russian Army Pilot Flight Leather Helmet Biker - eBay (item 130459095226 end time Dec-01-10 12:17:55 PST)
     
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    does 4 weels still count as bike?? in sovieat russa i still wont get girls:( and am i a bad persion if i need that helmut???
     
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    Great idea!
    Way back when we were building Zipcycles the fellows built a propeller driven bicycle that used a 22" model airplale propeller...and it worked pretty well.
    I had been entertaining the idea of attempting steam-powered bicycle, and gotten as far as collecting a few brass parts. Maybe this winter would be the time to try to build something.
    Tom Bartlett
     
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    Ok Im ready , here is my entry
     

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    i'll use a standard motorbike but have a rube goldberg starting system, consisting of a parachute a banana and a monkey.
     
  11. Dan

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    That is great Tom! Really, a steam driven MB is the great ( literally & figuratively) GrandFather of MBs. It, "steam powered" was suggested as a category already but no one has said they were considering building one. I am really, really looking forward to seeing them. I had drawn up some pusher plans for one but wouldn't work well.

    Just uber cool Tom.

    With only one monkey, won't it slip? Even with a Ugandan single phase clutch?

    .laff
     
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    LOL Hurricane.

    Now that was some fancy welding!
     
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    Still looking for a team. I think the key is in the accessories. I have some ideas for a kick stand and I have allready started building a bell.
     
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    no welding involved dan, its all bolted together :)
     
  16. Dan

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    Wow, just wow Fish. BA said it best;


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    Originally Posted by BarelyAWake
    This build is w/o a doubt one of the most epic undertakings I've ever seen on this site! You're not "raising the bar" with this 'un, you're creating a whole new category lol, not only are you delving into a radically different method of propulsion unlike anything that's been around for I unno... a hundred years? You're also managing to make it look awesome as well!
    My hat is off to you man, I wish you the best of luck "


    Really, the most innovative, coolest builds I have ever seen. In this fine company, that is saying more then can be said well."

    Hats off to say the very least.

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  17. Dan

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    Ya sayin' wood can't be welded? Wut good is it then?


    laff
     
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    You know how there are trucks that say 4x4 on the side of 'em. Well, on the side of your bike you could stencil 2x4. (carpenter joke)
     
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    My ideal would be an over head rounded cage over the bicycle with
    a stock china-girl 2-stroke set-up. Just to see how many bike rolls
    I could do. To bad I do not know how to weld.
     

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