Rat Rod high wheel????

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This is a project I've had rattling around in the back of my head as well. The tire and the spokes are the only parts I haven't quite figured out how to come up with on the cheap.
 
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Truthfully, there's not a lot that could be done. Except for the front wheel and hub part.One problem is these parts are expensive. Especially the older original stuff. I can get spokes. i can probably roll the rims. RBR makes a bike that wouldn't be terribly expensive. I see broken ones occasionally. not too expensive. i'm knocking some ideas around. It's tough though...
 
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I can imagine one of these being built with a solid tire, like the kind on wheelchair wheels.
That material is sold in rolls, just have to build a wheel. Possibly using a green machine hub.

Or maybe build a smaller version with the green machine hub laced to a 29" rim, and a 12" wheel out back.
 
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If you can make the wheel, maybe make it offset like the Ingo bike, only on the front wheel. Then there's no cranks to worry about, just solid mounted foot rests.


That would probably qualify as rat. :bigboss:
 
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If you can make the wheel, maybe make it offset like the Ingo bike, only on the front wheel. Then there's no cranks to worry about, just solid mounted foot rests.


That would probably qualify as rat. :bigboss:
I've thought about building an ingo style scoot, but I don't know if the frame was mild steel or spring steel.
I'd think mild steel would break after a while.