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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


Jake Spurlock

Jake Spurlock

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

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  1. rocketguy1701 on said:

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

  2. Mmmm, a lung full of two stroke exhaust!

  3. ka1axy on said:

    Da, what’s not to like!

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  5. Also great for taking shortcuts through the woods.

  6. Magnus Bombus on said:

    Truely fantastic!

  7. Time to ride with the hipsters!

  8. GopherT on said:

    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.

  9. skiffbj on said:

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

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  11. pretty safe.oh wait……

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  13. RobitJ on said:

    On the upside, this a hybrid bicycle.

  14. ThinkAboutIt on said:

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

  15. adds new meaning to “cutting through traffic”…

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