The C-271 is an electric bicycle based on the early board track racers of the 1910's and 20's. The frame is a modified Road Master that was stretched to accommodate the battery. The handcrafted tank houses a 48 volt battery along with the controller. The drive is a 700 watt hub drive motor.
For a more in depth look, the good folks over at Electric Vehicle Rider did a nice write up on it.
Everyone could do with a little more frivolity. Building custom furniture and garden do-dads is certainly not without it's enjoyment, but it seldom compares to the fun of engineering a custom kinetic sculpture that shoots a ten foot ball of fire through the air. This is the section where you'll find things like Jacobs ladders, custom electric bikes, the stage sets we've done, weird Burning Man art bikes, and other metal sculptures. We're here to help you realize all your weird ideas.
The Minaret is a sculpture by Sonoma based sculptor Bryan Tedrick. In 2010 I worked together with artist and longtime friend Sudhu Tewari to install interactive led lighting on the sculpture in preparation for Burningman that year.
Built with my cohorts over at KrankBoomClank for a local art event we were creating, The Hennepin Crawler quickly took on a life of its own. It has been to countless events both public and private. The Crawler was used by Primus in some of their promotional material. They even wrote a song about it much to our surprise. Recently the Hennepin Crawler popped up on the Colbert Report, “Turns out the desert is full of drugs and impractical bicycles.”