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Posted by Maverick 
Steam Bike
May 21, 2008 03:09AM
Hello my name is Robert, live in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I am embarking on a project for which I have many years in the head.
My idea is to build a bicycle driven by a twin-cylinder engine.
The big problem I have is the boiler, because it does not get information on how, build and materials to be used.
I wonder if anyone can help me telling me where I get drawings of a boiler for a bicycle.

Health and thank you.
Re: Steam Bike
May 21, 2008 01:18PM
Link Tony's bike:

[uk.youtube.com]

Andy





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2008 01:19PM by Andy.
Re: Steam Bike
May 22, 2008 12:10AM
Something like this is what interests me do!.
But the big problem I have is the boiler, please help!.

Health!.
Re: Steam Bike
May 22, 2008 08:00AM
Hi:

You might want to check out the Vesuvius steam bike. It was an bolt on boiler and engine that mounted on the handlebars and drove the front wheel. Not sure this is the best way to go, but most steam projects seem to fail because perfect becomes the enemy of good enough.

[www.vesuviussteam.ca]

Regards,

Ken
Re: Steam Bike
May 22, 2008 03:35PM
Hello Robert

Tony Grzyb's bike has a Lamont type boiler requiring a circulating pump.
Copper brake or fuel pipe can be used for low pressure system but steel is required for high pressure. I have used hydraulic steel pipe for some of my systems.
Check out [www.steamcar.net]

If you give me your email I can send an article and drawings describing the Pearson Cox steam motor cycle.

Brian
Re: Steam Bike
May 23, 2008 12:52AM
Hello Brian:

Thank you for the tip, I was seeing and it is very interesting, look, the engine is not my problem, as I said the problem is the boiler and costs of buying one, since this in pounds sterling, equivalent 1 pound = 6 Argentine peso aprox...
My email is rpampa35@gmail.com
Sera welcome any kind of help, if I want to switch plans to build engine Pienza.
Re: Steam Bike
May 23, 2008 12:54AM
frustrated Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hi:
>
> You might want to check out the Vesuvius steam
> bike. It was an bolt on boiler and engine that
> mounted on the handlebars and drove the front
> wheel. Not sure this is the best way to go, but
> most steam projects seem to fail because perfect
> becomes the enemy of good enough.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Ken
>

Ken:

Thank you for the tip, the front traction does not strike me as the most convenient, this bike seems to have very little autonomy?.

Re: Steam Bike
May 23, 2008 01:35AM
Robert

Yes, I do understand that you want a boiler. There are pictures of a monotube there and the pipe I was describing was to build a monotube. The Pearson Cox article would have described the size and layout of a monotube as well.

I thought you wanted to design and buld your own boiler, I doubt you will be able to buy a suitable unit off the shelf. Cheapest solution is to make your own monotube.

I can alternatively send you a copy of a wood burning monotube for a boat that could be scaled down for a bike.

Please clarify before I go to the effort of scanning this article.

Brian
Re: Steam Bike
May 23, 2008 03:15AM
Brian McMorran Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Robert
>
> Yes, I do understand that you want a boiler. There
> are pictures of a monotube there and the pipe I
> was describing was to build a monotube. The
> Pearson Cox article would have described the size
> and layout of a monotube as well.
>
> I thought you wanted to design and buld your own
> boiler, I doubt you will be able to buy a suitable
> unit off the shelf. Cheapest solution is to make
> your own monotube.
>
> I can alternatively send you a copy of a wood
> burning monotube for a boat that could be scaled
> down for a bike.
>
> Please clarify before I go to the effort of
> scanning this article.
>
> Brian


Brian, thank you for your interest in my project, please send me the plane.
Getting a boiler that is appropriate to my project is difficult to achieve, I was not asique alternative but to build it.

Many thanks.

PS: forgiveness if there is a clerical error, I use google to translate.
Re: Steam Bike
June 20, 2008 02:24AM
My idea is to do something like this:


If anyone has any suggestions or help is welcome...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2008 02:26AM by Maverick.


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