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More crazy jet-powered action, this one a pulse-jet strapped to the side of a 1950s cruiser bike.

Jet bike,75 MPH

4 thoughts on “Pulsejet-powered bicycle

  1. That’s a pulse jet, much simpler than a turbine, but man are they loud! Fuel consumption is also pretty high.

    But I still want one. Dang.

  2. Yep, pulse jet. I wouldn’t think you could ride it for long. As mentioned the fuel consumption is high. Also those things get damn hot very rapidly and it doesn’t look that far away from his left leg!

    Still, it doesn’t have to be practical to be a cool toy! Nice little project. Seemed to run really well.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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