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‘Hudspith’ Bicycle is Steam-Powered, Can Reach 20mph with Water-Fuel Tank!

A UK pensioner has designed and built his own steam-powered bicycle that can travel at 20mph.

62-year-old Geoff Hudspith, the man behind the machine, said: “When it’s underway it’s surprisingly well-balanced because the weight of the boiler is balanced by the weight of the water tank on the other side at the back.”

The steam powers a double action single cylinder, this turns a flywheel, which powers a chain on the front wheel.

The bike has a range of around ten miles on one tank of water.

Geoff has turned down several offers to buy it, even for high sums of money.

“I even had a bloke in Denmark, some years ago now, who was so taken with it he wanted to swap a house for it,” Hudspith recalls.

“And well, I just thought; ‘Well, you know, is this bloke serious or what?’ You know. I suppose I should have taken the house and just made another steam bike.”

via Tech Insider UK on Facebook; video from Business Insider UK’s YouTube channel.


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