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2014-08-22 01:15:56 PM  
1960s gas-powered skates

Fill her up my good man, I'm in a hurry.
 
2014-08-22 01:16:48 PM  
img.fark.net

From the Acme Catalog. It's awesome
 
2014-08-22 01:21:12 PM  
Oh good.  Now you don't even get exercise by going out for a walk.
 
2014-08-22 02:14:25 PM  
I always wanted to roller skate, but it always looked like such hard work that would make you all sweaty.  Its nice to see someone has finally solved that problem.
 
2014-08-22 03:14:34 PM  
The rate of coyote accidents on these things just surged.
 
2014-08-22 03:28:38 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-22 03:43:39 PM  
How is 12mph terrifying? Some people can RUN that fast.
 
2014-08-22 03:48:57 PM  
www.renders-graphics.com
 
2014-08-22 03:52:01 PM  
I thought about making some once with my battery powered drill, but ambition is hard.
 
2014-08-22 03:54:55 PM  
I expected an Akira reference by now.
 
2014-08-22 03:55:25 PM  
I'll just wait for Stark Industries to start manufacturing them.


ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2014-08-22 03:56:25 PM  
Those look like you would trip over the most insignificant bump, even with the obviously spring mounted front wheel.
 
2014-08-22 04:00:24 PM  
img.fark.net

Approves.
 
2014-08-22 04:10:34 PM  
Picture from the article:  80's or early 90;s?

www.wired.com
 
Bf+
2014-08-22 04:11:41 PM  

upload.wikimedia.org


Oh, g-g-g-great.  And I th-thought rakers were b.b.bad.

/Lawn... Off!
 
2014-08-22 04:14:00 PM  
From the headline I was expecting something with a lot more bacon.
 
2014-08-22 04:23:25 PM  

reggaejunkiejew: How is 12mph terrifying? Some people can RUN that fast.


It'd be terrifying for those that can't.
 
2014-08-22 04:36:00 PM  

reggaejunkiejew: How is 12mph terrifying? Some people can RUN that fast.


try hitting some asphalt at 12 mph. That will fark you up, dumbass.
 
2014-08-22 04:51:04 PM  
McFly you bozo. Hoverskates don't work on water... unless you've got POWER!
 
2014-08-22 05:04:49 PM  

g_derf: [img.fark.net image 800x588]

Approves.


OH, that brings back memories of my past life!

Not sure what it has to do with the article, but any excuse for posting a picture of a Farmall is a good excuse.
 
2014-08-22 05:09:53 PM  
1.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com

/The best way to get lemonade and sit in a hot tub with hula girls
 
2014-08-22 05:11:24 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Picture from the article:  80's or early 90;s?

[www.wired.com image 634x1025]


I am going to go with stupid. Yes, that is my final answer.
 
2014-08-22 05:27:44 PM  
I'd totally try these.  the trouble is, my town is *full* of hills.  avoiding 8-degree inclines would mean i'd only skate up and down one street, for half a block.  yay.
 
2014-08-22 05:28:21 PM  
Came for Wile E., leaving happy.
 
2014-08-22 05:40:01 PM  
Clearly we have all forgotten the hard-won lesson learned by that noble coyote.
 
2014-08-22 06:04:48 PM  
DO NOT WANT
I'd just injure myself badly.
 
2014-08-22 06:42:21 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Picture from the article:  80's or early 90;s?

[www.wired.com image 634x1025]


I was thinking that I kind of liked it. Retro isn't always bad.
 
2014-08-22 06:55:24 PM  
fft... please.  I'll stick to my handcrafted Australian Unobtanium.

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

That's tasty carbon fiber, billet, and titanium.

/why yes I Derby
//you should Derby too
 
2014-08-22 07:06:04 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Oh good.  Now you don't even get exercise by going out for a walk.


Oh, you will get exercise. These things only run for an hour and a half on a charge, and they can't climb more than 8 degrees. I can't imagine they are that easy to "roll" when not powered (ever pedaled an ebike?) so you will get plenty of exercise unless you live somewhere with zero hills.
 
2014-08-22 07:31:10 PM  

moike: fft... please.  I'll stick to my handcrafted Australian Unobtanium.

[i.imgur.com image 500x438]

[i.imgur.com image 500x281]

That's tasty carbon fiber, billet, and titanium.

/why yes I Derby
//you should Derby too


Damn, now I feel like I'm slumming it with my lowly magnesium plates.
 
2014-08-22 07:38:51 PM  

redflag: [1.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com image 600x200]

/The best way to get lemonade and sit in a hot tub with hula girls


NOW I'm leaving this thread satisfied.

/hubba hubba
//titter
 
2014-08-22 07:41:28 PM  
KellyMG: Damn, now I feel like I'm slumming it with my lowly magnesium plates.

Avenger or Magnums?
 
2014-08-22 07:55:59 PM  

moike: KellyMG: Damn, now I feel like I'm slumming it with my lowly magnesium plates.

Avenger or Magnums?


Avengers. I like them because I'm big and they're a bit more agile, but I've actually had problems with the trucks loosening as I skate.
 
2014-08-22 08:01:43 PM  

KellyMG: moike: KellyMG: Damn, now I feel like I'm slumming it with my lowly magnesium plates.

Avenger or Magnums?

Avengers. I like them because I'm big and they're a bit more agile, but I've actually had problems with the trucks loosening as I skate.


Are you running the correct hardness of bushing for your weight?

Preloading the bushings properly after they are installed?

Properly adjusting the pivot pin after you get your bushing preload set?

The (derby) girlfriend runs Avengers on a pair of Blue Streaks and I keep them tuned up.  I'm happy to help you get yours dialed in.
 
2014-08-22 08:13:09 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: g_derf: [img.fark.net image 800x588]

Approves.

OH, that brings back memories of my past life!

Not sure what it has to do with the article, but any excuse for posting a picture of a Farmall is a good excuse.


www.wired.com

If those aren't feet tractors, I don't know what they are.

Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front...
 
2014-08-22 08:31:59 PM  

g_derf: Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front


Back.   It's a tail-dragger.
 
2014-08-22 09:06:37 PM  
Hope those go faster than bullies can run, because you're going to get the crap beaten out of you for wearing them.
 
2014-08-22 09:49:20 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: g_derf: Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front

Back.   It's a tail-dragger.


www.livinghistoryfarm.org

My grandfather had a slightly later model of this. The rear tires were taller than me, but the front seemed tiny. That's what I remember most. And that's what caught my eye.

/Threadjack
//Who needs space age roller skates when you have iron age tractors?
///Who's gonna further jack the thread explaining the iron age?
 
2014-08-22 11:19:23 PM  

g_derf: Embden.Meyerhof: g_derf: Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front

Back.   It's a tail-dragger.

[www.livinghistoryfarm.org image 340x275]

My grandfather had a slightly later model of this. The rear tires were taller than me, but the front seemed tiny. That's what I remember most. And that's what caught my eye.

/Threadjack
//Who needs space age roller skates when you have iron age tractors?
///Who's gonna further jack the thread explaining the iron age?


DUH! Really? it was the '50s when +++++Misogyny alert+++++Carrier Lost++++++
 
2014-08-23 12:42:22 AM  
been done
 
2014-08-23 12:58:34 AM  

g_derf: Embden.Meyerhof: g_derf: Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front

Back.   It's a tail-dragger.

[www.livinghistoryfarm.org image 340x275]

My grandfather had a slightly later model of this. The rear tires were taller than me, but the front seemed tiny. That's what I remember most. And that's what caught my eye.

/Threadjack
//Who needs space age roller skates when you have iron age tractors?
///Who's gonna further jack the thread explaining the iron age?


The 55 was likely a flathead. The 69 was likely the newer OHV 260, which got put in tractors, trucks (flatbeds, panels, pickups), travelalls, scouts, streetsweepers, and stationary & mobile generators. And the absolute best thing about IH, they kept compatibility across their entire line for decades. I had a '47 KB5 flatbed with a '62 240ci OHV motor. Bolted right up to the 47 transformer. No adaptation required. Beautiful truck it was. No cab, bodywork ended at the dash. 9 yards of dirt didn't even engage the overload springs. KB5 was rated 4,000 unladen, 16,000lbs laden. And that 240 new was supposed to have 135lbs cylinder compression. Mine only had 84-85, ran like a champ.

/I miss that truck
 
2014-08-23 01:05:04 AM  

doofusgumby: g_derf: Embden.Meyerhof: g_derf: Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front

Back.   It's a tail-dragger.

[www.livinghistoryfarm.org image 340x275]

My grandfather had a slightly later model of this. The rear tires were taller than me, but the front seemed tiny. That's what I remember most. And that's what caught my eye.

/Threadjack
//Who needs space age roller skates when you have iron age tractors?
///Who's gonna further jack the thread explaining the iron age?

The 55 was likely a flathead. The 69 was likely the newer OHV 260, which got put in tractors, trucks (flatbeds, panels, pickups), travelalls, scouts, streetsweepers, and stationary & mobile generators. And the absolute best thing about IH, they kept compatibility across their entire line for decades. I had a '47 KB5 flatbed with a '62 240ci OHV motor. Bolted right up to the 47 transformer. No adaptation required. Beautiful truck it was. No cab, bodywork ended at the dash. 9 yards of dirt didn't even engage the overload springs. KB5 was rated 4,000 unladen, 16,000lbs laden. And that 240 new was supposed to have 135lbs cylinder compression. Mine only had 84-85, ran like a champ.

/I miss that truck


Wow fark, traditional shorthand for transmission now filtered to transformer.

/no site for gearheads
//I can see the impetus for that, BUT CAN FILTER BE CONTEXTUAL?
///then again, if the filters were made smart enough to be contextual it would probably be the start of skynet
 
2014-08-23 01:37:13 AM  
Came for a jsrf reference, left disappointed
 
2014-08-23 01:40:26 AM  

doofusgumby: doofusgumby: g_derf: Embden.Meyerhof: g_derf: Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front

Back.   It's a tail-dragger.

[www.livinghistoryfarm.org image 340x275]

My grandfather had a slightly later model of this. The rear tires were taller than me, but the front seemed tiny. That's what I remember most. And that's what caught my eye.

/Threadjack
//Who needs space age roller skates when you have iron age tractors?
///Who's gonna further jack the thread explaining the iron age?

The 55 was likely a flathead. The 69 was likely the newer OHV 260, which got put in tractors, trucks (flatbeds, panels, pickups), travelalls, scouts, streetsweepers, and stationary & mobile generators. And the absolute best thing about IH, they kept compatibility across their entire line for decades. I had a '47 KB5 flatbed with a '62 240ci OHV motor. Bolted right up to the 47 transformer. No adaptation required. Beautiful truck it was. No cab, bodywork ended at the dash. 9 yards of dirt didn't even engage the overload springs. KB5 was rated 4,000 unladen, 16,000lbs laden. And that 240 new was supposed to have 135lbs cylinder compression. Mine only had 84-85, ran like a champ.

/I miss that truck

Wow fark, traditional shorthand for transmission now filtered to transformer.

/no site for gearheads
//I can see the impetus for that, BUT CAN FILTER BE CONTEXTUAL?
///then again, if the filters were made smart enough to be contextual it would probably be the start of skynet


transformer
I live with my mom
my favorite website
 
2014-08-23 01:43:57 AM  

UsikFark: doofusgumby: doofusgumby: g_derf: Embden.Meyerhof: g_derf: Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front

Back.   It's a tail-dragger.

[www.livinghistoryfarm.org image 340x275]

My grandfather had a slightly later model of this. The rear tires were taller than me, but the front seemed tiny. That's what I remember most. And that's what caught my eye.

/Threadjack
//Who needs space age roller skates when you have iron age tractors?
///Who's gonna further jack the thread explaining the iron age?

The 55 was likely a flathead. The 69 was likely the newer OHV 260, which got put in tractors, trucks (flatbeds, panels, pickups), travelalls, scouts, streetsweepers, and stationary & mobile generators. And the absolute best thing about IH, they kept compatibility across their entire line for decades. I had a '47 KB5 flatbed with a '62 240ci OHV motor. Bolted right up to the 47 transformer. No adaptation required. Beautiful truck it was. No cab, bodywork ended at the dash. 9 yards of dirt didn't even engage the overload springs. KB5 was rated 4,000 unladen, 16,000lbs laden. And that 240 new was supposed to have 135lbs cylinder compression. Mine only had 84-85, ran like a champ.

/I miss that truck

Wow fark, traditional shorthand for transmission now filtered to transformer.

/no site for gearheads
//I can see the impetus for that, BUT CAN FILTER BE CONTEXTUAL?
///then again, if the filters were made smart enough to be contextual it would probably be the start of skynet

transformer
I live with my mom
my favorite website


What was the middle one?
 
2014-08-23 02:44:38 AM  

reggaejunkiejew: How is 12mph terrifying? Some people can RUN that fast.


Run, hell. Any reasonably able-bodied person should be able to beat that on regular skates by a good margin. The "terrifying" part is probably his monkey brain screaming "WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS" because it's used to doing its own work, and it's afraid it won't be able to stop.
 
2014-08-23 07:51:55 AM  

g_derf: [img.fark.net image 800x588]

Approves.


I wonder how many model "666" tractors they sold in the bible belt.

/begone satan!
 
2014-08-23 09:54:57 AM  
Still waiting for my flying car.
We will now have to put up with Rocket Skaters annoying us...

"The kids these days with their fire and their wheel." ~Mel Brooks

Can I wire them up to some extra batteries in my backpack and get some kind of acceptable range? Maybe with a solar panel; go coast to coast?
 
2014-08-23 11:36:48 AM  
g_derf: If those aren't feet tractors, I don't know what they are.
Yeah, the body looks like a modern combine, but that little wheel up front...


Yeah - Ya know, you're Right!
 
2014-08-23 11:54:38 AM  
g_derf: My grandfather had a slightly later model of this. The rear tires were taller than me, but the front seemed tiny. That's what I remember most. And that's what caught my eye.

/Threadjack
//Who needs space age roller skates when you have iron age tractors?
///Who's gonna further jack the thread explaining the iron age?


Oh, yeah.  When I was a kid, we had two tractors on our farm - a 1940 Farmall 'H', and a slightly newer Farmall Super-C.  Later on, we added a John Deere 420 ('Johnny Popper') crawler dozer.

In 1970, the H was put out to pasture, replaced by a Farmall 544.

Hell, when I was a kid, we didn't even have a *combine* - we were still using a McCormick-Deering grain binder and a thresher.

There was also a Roanoke hay baler with its own Wisconsin 2-cyl. air cooled engine.  Man, was that thing ever a pain in the butt.
 
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