Roper's Steam Powered Motorcycle - Steam Culture

The first self propelled bike wasn't powered by was powered by steam!! Today Brent will tell you the story of inventor Sylvester Roper and how he used steam in the 1860's to create the first self-propelled bike. People loved finding incredible ways to use steam during the industrial revolution.

This episode has several interesting historical facts including how Roper attached the boiler to the bike (also known then as a velocipede), what pressure it ran at and how he ultimately died while riding his MOTOcycle.

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