Who has homemade bikes?

Discussion in 'THE OTHER BIKES' started by bits n pieces, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. bits n pieces

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    I see sites with easy builds and try them out, i dont have the best skills but i get it done. remember, duct tape is your friend! the headlight is a 1,000,000 candlight power spotlight stuffed into a bike headlight, it is rechargable! the bike rides great except for in the thick snow, i spin the front tire easy then.please post pics of your homemade who cares bikes.
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  2. bicycleguy

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    Here's a bikeI built out of a couple frames that had been run over.
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    My favorite mini bike with 12'' wheels
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  3. maddogrider

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    Heres my huffy/schwinn bike made frome 2 bikes and garage door steel.[​IMG]
     
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  6. dangratsdan

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    OK here are my homemade bikes. They are made using aluminum honeycomb composite material as the frames on these bikes, there is NOT a tube frame in these bikes.

    First I built the "Captian America" bike (formerlly know as the "Razor Bike", which was named that because of all the sharp points that have cut me several times ). There was a Schwinn Breeze head tube and bottom bracket epoxied into the composite on this bike, I also used the fork, stem and bars( bars extended 4 "), front wheel/tire, 2 speed kickback hub (LBS laced to standard 26" wheel), crank assembly, and seat frame (extended 2 inches), from the Breeze. The peel and stick mylar covering was for the Coasters BC 4th of July ride, and I liked it so I left it on. The mylar does coverup the rear wheel dropout.
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    Then I built the "Alumasled" using a Schwinn Co-ed head tube epoxied into the composite, and used the fork, front wheel, and 2 speed kickback hub (LBS laced to 24" wheel with 24 x 3 tire) from the Co-ed. The bottom bracket is an after market eccentric (so the chain ajustment is made at the crank not at the wheel ) epoxied in the composite. This bike uses 3 piece crank and stem from other bikes. It uses aftermarket cruiser handlebars (bent narrow and extended 4 inches), and pedals. The seat is homemade. This bike was edge filled so that the honeycomb is hidden and was covered in a wood veneer. For a stand I use a lug wrench hung on the rear axel nut.
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    Someday I am going to build a chopper and a trike, when I do I will show the build on RRB so you can see the process of building this style of composite bike.
     
  7. stretch

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    mine was two garbage picks(ok three or four :D ) all meshed together with some off the shelf(my shelf) parts trown in and some paint. aka "Stretch"
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  8. aka_locojoe

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    choppers...

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    Built this with a neighbor kid who rode it into the ground
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    Another built and given to neighbor
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    Stretched Cruisers...

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    Swing Bikes...

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    Tall Bikes
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    Built for neighbor kid who after seeing mine wanted one. And of course it had to be taller. He rode this bike everywhere, many miles.
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  9. elvis51

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    wow theres some great inspiration in this thread right here people!!! i cant wait to finish mine!

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  10. bmxerpete

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    Cool bikes. I love DangratDans' Razor Bike...nothing quite like riding a giant X-Acto blade on wheels... :mrgreen:

    Here are two of mine- first is my current chopper, made out of an OCD Schwinn Sting Ray and conduit.

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    Next is my Beach Cruiser, made out of an old bmx bike, some 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" steel and a beach chair.

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    Let's see more homemade bikes.
     
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  11. cman

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    Pete, The lawn chair bike is cool. How does it ride?

    Dan the aluminasleds are great. Mine too is a composite but wood. No metal tubes, just the steel dropouts.

    Most have seen this before
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  12. BrigmasterA

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    Here's mine:
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  13. bits n pieces

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    Very cool bikes!! i love the lawn chair bike pete! Has anyone made a 4 wheel bike or know where i can get ideas on how to build one? im starting to like these homemade semi recumbents and want to make a single and a two persone , 4 wheeled bike.
     
  14. bmxerpete

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    cman- It's a little tricky to get going but once underway it's really easy to ride. You can lean back in the chair and ride one handed while you sip your favorite beverage. :mrgreen:
    I love your wooden bike, especially the seat...too cool. If I had better woodworking skills I would love to try building a wooden Tiki bike. By the way, is that a Redline stem on there?

    bits n pieces- There are a bunch of sites that have 4 wheel bike info...here's a couple I was looking at-
    http://www.americanspeedster.com and http://www.ultimate-quadracycle.com
     
  15. cman

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    No just a cheap Pyramid. I needed a stem that fit 21.1mm fork and had a 7/8" clamp.
     
  16. JoKeR63

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    Hey!, I got some of those!, here they are.

    Green Manalishi, former granny trike.

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    The chopper, siamesed murray and schwinn frames, homemade forks.

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    British Steel, English 3spd recumbent.

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    My commuter, Power assist LWB USS recumbent.

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    SWB USS recumbent built from a Mongoose mountain bike.

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  17. OneHorsePower

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    that is so lovely !!!:inlove::41:
     

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