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Author Topic: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle  (Read 1697 times)

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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 08:37:58 AM »
I believe that Francois Gissy will soon become the new logo of Irfanview...
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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 10:11:27 AM »
Its not really a bicycle though with an engine like that- he couldn't possibly pedal it at that speed with any kind of efect.

No, its really a motorcycle built out of a bicycle frame. One that probably should not be street legal.

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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 12:44:14 PM »
Well... It did have a bellcrank he could (pretend...) try with so I'm ok(ish) with calling the rocket bike a "bicycle". But I will agree it has no business being on the street unless he's looking to paint the side of a building with his remains.

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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 02:17:42 PM »
Are there any stills that show details of the machine?  The rear facing video view gives the impression he fired the rockets from a standing start.  I find that hard to believe unless he was running some hefty gyroscope.  Unless the video is edited.  Otherwise I'd expect the thing to fish tail and skitter across the raceway.

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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 09:21:02 PM »
Wile E. Coyote would be proud.

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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 11:30:29 PM »
Wile E. Coyote would be proud.

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He was my first thought! ;D

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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 12:10:32 PM »
Wile E. Coyote would be proud.

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He was my first thought! ;D



Hmm, if it says Acme on the bike I suspect a hoax.  :)

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Re: Speed record by a rocket-bicycle
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2014, 09:23:41 AM »
Are there any stills that show details of the machine?  The rear facing video view gives the impression he fired the rockets from a standing start.  I find that hard to believe unless he was running some hefty gyroscope.  Unless the video is edited.  Otherwise I'd expect the thing to fish tail and skitter across the raceway.


Most of these were at the end of the video.   :)

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