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Powerbike Pro?

2012-09-13 16:53:01.859336+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Shadow forwarded along this eBay listing for a "Hydraulic Bike Powerbike Pro w/Parker Piston Accumulator" from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan:

Condition unknown - May or may not function - Feel free to stop by and check it out

Looks like some sort of battery drive system on the rear wheel, and a monster... uh... I dunno, maybe pressurized gas turbine drive on the hub of the front wheel? That much pressure tubing from the cylinder on the rear rack up the top tube to the front fork that close to my crotch would make me very nervous. The "Powerbike Pro" part of that is apparently the electric drive...

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-13 22:10:49.580062+00 by: meuon

Parker Piston Accumulator

Up to 5000 psi on some models. Maybe Buckaroo Banzai rode one of these into the 5th dimension? It reeks of a perpeutal motion physics experiment gone bad.. but could be some awesome parts for something interesting. Without knowing what is in the drum on the front wheel it is hard to tell.

Once I decide I want my ass right in front of a cyclinder with > 1000psi pressure.