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April 27, 2005



I happened upon this article when looking for information about the Menere Steam Motorcycle built in South Australia circa 1920. It was built by a relative of my late ex-husband's. The inventor used to ride it around the Adelaide Hills, and had secret caches of wood for burning when in need of replenishing his steam.

Brian Drake

You can see pics and clips of a modern reproduction of Ropers motorcycle here; http://lindsaybks.com/gallery/Jorg/index.html


I like the first bike on this page if that bike was invented this year i would ride it.

P. Jorgensen

The Roper is a fun bike to ride, but you have to keep an eye on many things at once, especially the water level in the boiler.
Video at this link of my son riding Bob Jorgensen's Roper replica steam bicycle:

Bob's website is www.jorgensensteam.com

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