A Cheater’s Bike for the ‘Tour Divide’

I was waiting for my wife to check her e-mail at the Takaka (New Zealand) library when I saw this very unusual bike packer. He had fitted an engine to a mountain bike!

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There was a separate chain connecting the motor to the chainring.

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The fuel tank was the top tube.

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The fellow claimed that the whole bike, with engine, weighed just under 20 kg. Pretty impressive. He said that the motor wasn’t that strong but still made a different on difficult terrain.

One pretty cool example of home engineering.

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2 responses to “A Cheater’s Bike for the ‘Tour Divide’

  1. That’s a cool bike! I’ve seen one of those once when I had a flat tire on my road bike. A guy with that type of “bike” pulled up and helped me out. Pretty cool!

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