Gas-powered bike pedals hard against innovation


A gas-powered bike? We've got those. They're called motorcycles. Start slapping combustion engines onto your average pedal bicycle and you're taking one step backward for nature, and one giant backflip for mankind. It can reportedly hit speeds of up to 40 mph, and run on 120 miles-per-needless-gallon.

Sure, it looks alright. It's got a charming white-washed frame and the bike itself cost its British builder $25 at a flea market — a motor was slapped onto it. We can't help but match it up to the slew of other bicycle hybrid designs we see around here, and the idea of wasting gas in such a way — especially these days — is just silly.

Tomorrow's headline: DIY project to make your legs run on gasoline.

British Car Forum, via MAKE, via Boing Boing Gadgets