Rube Goldberg Motorized Bicycle Contest

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  1. MaxPower

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    Re: Rube Goldberg MB Contest

    I built this thing a while back. Worked well on flat land but hit a bump and it would go crazy. Maybe it will inspire someones Rube Goldberg.
     

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  2. Dan

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    Max, I swear that would work awesome with an over sized and under inflated tire. Should enter it. For this, doesn't have to be efficient or even good, snork
     
  3. Dan

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    LOL Allen. I had to read it 2ce, then got it.
     
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    Now that's very Rube. Cool, but insane looking. But still...cool.
     
  5. streetstrip80

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    Re: Rube Goldberg MB Contest

    BTT!
    Friction drive bell.
    A lever pulls a cable.That cable brinngs the mechanism in contact with the wheel. The wheel spins a wheel connected to a cable. That cable goes to some gears that turn some other gears that turn another cable. That cable has a weight on the end of it that spins aroud sounding a bell.
     
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    Wow that's art man:D
     
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    Gotta love Rube Goldberg - love the gizmo'ness of his idea's. Good idea Dan...
     
  8. epicboy

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    Indian Larry was really into the gizmo'ness of motorcycles and anything that moved. I really like the idea of exposing every moving part to the extent possible. I've even seen some really nice throttle cable and break set-ups that expose all the working parts...
     
  9. Dan

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    Thanks Epic!

    Me too. Really think the internal workings are art. The function being visible is just cool.

    There are some really incredible entries. Big time looking forward to see some of them.

    I didn't know who "Indian Larry" was, so looked him up. Wow, some great work.

    Indian Larry Motorcycles
     

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