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Kewl where do I get one ! With a bike on rails you could drink as much beer as you want and never get lost until you come to a switch. !!
 

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Kewl where do I get one ! With a bike on rails you could drink as much beer as you want and never get lost until you come to a switch. !!
hahaha... until you get too drunk and run into an oncoming train!!! oops
 

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First one looks "PhotoShopped" ... maybe?

Second one looks 100% real. Neat. I'll have a red one and a blue one, please! I'm trying ot figure out the "cowcatcher" thing ... in one pic it's in the back, in the other it's in the front. :confused:



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yes looks photoshopped

Yes the top photo with the person does look to be photoshopped.

the cowcatcher thing looks like a shelf of sorts for storing baggage, knapsacks
or whatever!

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Ohhh ...

You're right! So it's not the cowcatcher/basket thing that's moved ... it's the seat position that's been swapped. Thanks for the keen eyes!

Clever one-off (presumably) design.

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I would mount the old 750 Kaw engine sitting in my garage to the first one.:laugh:
 

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Why are they wearing orange jackets?


...like a train could stop in time! :laugh:
 

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I'm thinking he might need a bigger brake pad there, huh? :rolleyes: It's only about 100-times bigger than those on my bicycle.

Seriously, I suspect the big brake pad is probably needed. Those wheels looks quite heavy, and with much of the weight in the rims, they probably have quite a bit of inertia when the cart gets rolling along at some pace.

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Besides the inertial weight... metal wheels on metal rails have almost no rolling resistance. You can tell in the video that the guy didn't need to pedal very hard, once the railbike was in motion.

Man, I'd love to pedal one of those around. :)

(Doesn't the designer kinda look a little like Robert De Niro? )
 

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There is a company in Franklin, NH that makes a neat version of these and sells parts too. Railriders. www.railriders.net. They have photos on their website, (I have no connection with them so this isn't a sales pitch).
 
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