Comments on: A bicycle-powered welder http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/ The blog about industrial design in the bike industry Tue, 19 May 2015 21:48:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: vintagebicycle http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/comment-page-1/#comment-1739 Thu, 26 Jun 2008 20:29:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/#comment-1739 Thats a really interesting idea.

@weldershop, actually I saw something kind of like that in oregon once. It was a three wheeled vehicle that was powered by a combination of a small 2 cycle engine, batteries, an electric motor and a huge flywheel.

The guy who had built it said he gets something like 300 MPG, but that doesn’t factor in the small amount of electricity used to recharge the batteries at the end of the day.

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By: weldershop http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/comment-page-1/#comment-1227 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:34:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/#comment-1227 Thats amazing…

I bet if you where to hook that flywheel up to a transmission you could get that bike to go pretty fast.
If you did it right you would even have the added gyro effect to keep you upright.

that would be cool.

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By: Anonymous http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/comment-page-1/#comment-1166 Fri, 28 Dec 2007 19:14:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/#comment-1166 A form of friction-stir welding, only human powered 😮 !

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By: bikesgonewild http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/comment-page-1/#comment-1142 Fri, 21 Dec 2007 03:21:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/#comment-1142 …nice to think that should the infrastructure grid break down, there’s a reasonably handy alternative…

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By: Marrock http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/comment-page-1/#comment-1140 Thu, 20 Dec 2007 18:35:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/12/a-bicycle-powered-welder/#comment-1140 That’s brilliant, the giggling really sells it too.

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