Probably did not have a chain breaker!Wow. Tough choice. There are so many impressive features on both bikes.
On the lawn mower-engine powered bike: 1) Looks like the rider must sit on the rear carrier with the chain whizzing by his right calf. 2) Will the gas tank will be under the rider's right triceps? 3) Is that the (hot) exhaust pipe at the rear, which would mean it's under the rider's butt? 4) But it's got mag wheels!
On the electric bike: 1) The steering tube extending above the stem is just the thing to cause an impressive variety of head and facial injuries 2) How did the Wright brothers build an experimental aircraft without duct tape? 3) Odd that the builder put much effort into piecing this together but the couldn't take 2 minutes to remove the chain. 4) Hanging the batteries in a box below the frame keeps the center of gravity low. You just have to look out for curbs (and heavy rain.)
I'm glad that American ingenuity isn't dead.
There are a lot of YouTube channels in India about making homemade electric bikes out of those "hOvErBoArDs" that were popular in 2017 and stuff like that. There was one video about a $500 fat bike with the cheapest electric conversion ever.I think that chain might be part of some kind of antitheft idea. Seems redundant if one just looks at the bike itself. I blame TLC, "History Channel", and any other garbage TV stations with shows about hacks doing fake budget DIY and encouraging anyone to think they can build anything with little to no experience or actual knowledge required. Those are legit death traps and I feel sorry for whoever happens to run over the rider when something fails and they end up spilled into their path when it's too late to turn or stop.
Serves the same purpose as the F. Moser hour record bike (The red and white one).I have been trying to find the picture but I can't. I swear I remember seeing one that had been powered by a chainsaw but the whole chainsaw was still there and right behind the seat.