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Steam Powered Tadpole Tricycle

Inventor Lyn Gentry introduces his steam powered trike:

Here is his trike in its early stages prior to the steam engine:


6 responses

  1. Interesting, but it looks dangerous to me. I think I would want some protection between me and the various equipment back there. Anyway, I don’t think it will ever catch on. I am sure the builder knows this. He is just into “antiques” so to speak. It is interesting however. ;)

    March 27, 2015 at 7:20 am

  2. I said antiques, but “nostalgia” would be a better word to use.

    March 27, 2015 at 7:23 am

  3. Alonzo L Savage (Trike rebel)

    Brilliant, a steam powered trike that not only stops you ‘going off the rails’ but also lets you use the hot water to make a brew when it’s time for a break.

    March 27, 2015 at 7:29 am

  4. bob costin

    Neato, Steve, what will your new trike be?

    March 27, 2015 at 9:58 am

  5. Jerry Forster

    Steam power is great. Beats the Bean Powered Trike I now have.

    March 27, 2015 at 10:06 am

  6. Bill Crawford

    I am always jealous of those who have their lives ” together” enough to be as creative as this gentleman. This is art! Not meant to be practical or even safe. BRAVO!

    March 29, 2015 at 2:39 am