Hudspith steam bike

Posted by jerry on September 8th, 2008 — Posted in Journal, Steam, Technology

Geoff Hudspith has been developing this bike since the 1970s, and has been riding it at shows for years. But it is also a practical workhorse as well as a beautiful piece of home engineering

Hudspith steam bike

Seen here on Google video, the bike is seen being fired up and run – even taken on a ferry. This is no museum piece, but everyday transport. And it runs on steam.

The bike runs on 125 psi and burns kerosene. Performance is about 8mph sustained speed, 6 – 8mpg of water and about 60 – 70mpg of paraffin. The engine has run for 11 years – five years on the bike, and shows no sign of wearing out!

Cheers
Jerry

1 Comment »

Comment by rusnan

when i was child i was dream a steam engine . i m happy like a musik hear the sound locomotif.
now i ll try build a steam bike . like the one you write about.
some day i ll show you … friend .

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 12:44 am

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