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Motorists won’t mess with you. Pedestrians won’t step in front of you. It looks like the chainsaw on this Russian rig spins the front wheel so you won’t even have to do much pedaling. I suppose the designer could have taken the chain off the chainsaw and still used the engine, but that would have taken a lot of the danger/fun out of it.

Russian Cyclo Innovation

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Jake Spurlock

Jake Spurlock

Web Developer at MAKE. I’m an Engineer. That means I solve problems.

Also, a geek, designer, HTML/CSS/PHP lover. Taker of photos, and sometimes skiing and biking…


  • rocketguy1701

    Well, you’ll stay healthy biking through the zombie apocalypse…

  • Tom

    Mmmm, a lung full of two stroke exhaust!

  • ka1axy

    Da, what’s not to like!

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  • http://gravatar.com/alandove Alan Dove

    Also great for taking shortcuts through the woods.

  • Magnus Bombus

    Truely fantastic!

    • [email protected]

      In Russia, chainsaw drives you!! No wait….

  • http://gravatar.com/itmustbeken itmustbeken

    Time to ride with the hipsters!

  • GopherT

    I tried to use a chainsaw engine before and they have no torque unless they are really reving. I have trouble believing it will move a 150 lb person from a start so the rear wheel drive is very necessary and cannot be disabled. It is likely a bump start to get the engine running but I don’t see a clutch if the rider wants to disengage. Finally, take a close look at the front forks. It looks like the holes drilled into them for the motor mounting hardware caused them to buckle.

  • skiffbj

    So, old two wheel drive found it’s way to bikes, awesome!!!!!!!

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  • http://gmail colin

    pretty safe.oh wait……

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  • RobitJ

    On the upside, this a hybrid bicycle.

  • ThinkAboutIt

    I think you all have it backwards. Most likely the front tire drives the chainsaw.

    • Douglas Fir

      No.

  • skm

    adds new meaning to “cutting through traffic”…

  • http://twitter.com/xincontriadulti XincontriAdulti.It (@xincontriadulti)

    Great idea for a post.Thank you!

  • http://www.23photosofparis.com Paris Photos

    Love it!

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