Posts Tagged ‘motorized’

A Motorized Fixie “Bicycle,” Western Addition

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Look Who’s Enjoying the New Oak Street Bike Lanes Now: It’s Brocephus on His Remote Controlled Electric Skateboard

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Left hand in your pocket and the right on the trigger of the hand throttle:

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Go Bro, Go!

What a Dream: The Gasoline-Powered Bicycles of Market Street

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

See the exhaust pipe?

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This is how Honda got started after WWII, with the Model A.

2011 is the Year of the Motorized Bicycle in San Francisco – They Sound Just Like Motorcycles

Friday, August 12th, 2011

I’m used to seeing the occasional late night motorized bicycle run in the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park proper, but now these things are popping up all over the place in broad daylight.


And this was like ten minutes later – it was another dude (macho*, perhaps?) entirely.

Why not add a kit to your bike, you know, to stick it to the man? No licensing, registration, or pesky emissions regulations to worry about, right?

And please remember, Loud Pipes Save Lives, or something.

*Is it his scarf or his ladybug helmet what makes him so macho? Is he loved, does he have a family? 

The Electrified Bicycles of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle Bike Path

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Well, it was bound to happen. The Panhandle Bike Path in the more urban part of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park has become a veritable freeway for motorized vehicles. Of course the term “Pandlehandle Freeway” was the proposed name for a big one for cars and with multiple lanes back in the day. It was planned to be an extension of Interstate 80 but the whole shebang got cancelled, leaving us with the Fell and Oak one-way streets instead.

This e-Go Cycle2 Classic electric motorcycle looks right at home on the bike path, zipping along. Buy one yourself for just $1550. Or make your own! You’ll have to start with a couple of 12-volt lead-acid car batteries… You’ll probably end up being a hero at Burning Man.

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What’s next? Kawasaki Ninja and Honda CBR sport motorcycles on the bike path?  

Pictures forthcoming.

Stay safe.

The Motorized Bicycles of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Well look what the kids are doing these days. They’re putting internal combustion gasoline engines on their mountain bikes and cruising around Golden Gate Park.

So, throw the California Vehicle Code out the window, grab your Nazi-ish, spiked Pickelhaube helmet, fire up your Robin Subaru EHO25 or EHO35 (or cheaper alternative), and ride, ride, ride. This could be you!

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You can convert your sweet ride for just $150. Or, you get them in the Mission Mission district district for only $550 on the craigslist.

Custom built motorized bicycle with a brand new 80cc engine on a fully inspected cleaned and fine tuned mountain bike frame. 100 plus mpg and up to 35 mph. These motor assisted bicycles have been assembled with great care and ready to ride. In stock or custom built. Only $550 for a brand new ride. For more info please contact. 415-574-6561 or email reply. Thanks and have a great holiday!!”

Now don’t worry your pretty little head about oil-burning 2-stroke engines, or the California Environmental Protection Agency, or the DMV, or the cops – just do whatever the heck you want. It’s your birthright, after all. 

See on the Panhandle bike path (putt,putt, putt, putt….). Stay dry!