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Jet Engine Bicycles

Dangerous Creations on eBay

— May 22, 2008 — Autos
You need ear protection, head protection, and you should probably wear body armor too. Bob Maddox, an artist and cabinet maker from Oregon, invented the jet-powered bicycle and started selling them on eBay. Even he is afraid to see just how fast his creations can go. He imagines they can go up to 75 mph, but the though of the cruiser bike's wheel disintegrating beneath him has kept him from attempting it.

He says the engine will run on propane, gas, kerosene, or even peanut oil. The quickly accelerating engine weighs just thirteen pounds and reaches top speed in just about 7 seconds. It burns gas at a rate of half a gallon a minute so while it's fun for a quick sprint it's not going to last long enough to make it through the morning rush hour.

Here's another rocket bike:


Trend Themes
1. Jet-powered Vehicles - There is a trend towards the development and sale of unconventional, jet-powered vehicles like bicycles.
2. Personal Transportation Innovation - There is a trend towards creating innovative modes of personal transportation, such as jet-powered bicycles.
3. Extreme Sports Technology - There is a trend towards the integration of advanced technology and extreme sports, as seen in the invention of jet-powered bicycles.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by incorporating jet engine technology into personal transportation.
2. Outdoor Recreation - The outdoor recreation industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by developing and marketing extreme sports equipment, such as jet-powered bicycles.
3. Alternative Energy - The alternative energy industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by exploring the use of various fuels, such as propane and peanut oil, in jet engine technology.
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