FrEaK BiKeS!!!!



Jun 10, 2018
139
289
32
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
I built this weird thing out of Modern and vintage spare road bike and MTB parts. Still sitting in my basement as a WIP. Carbon fork, vintage steel fenders, chineseum rear SS/fixed wheel, front is a Funtec or something hub and Alexrim DA22, vintage rocket chainring, Shimano 600 cranks and other random bits.

Fork is off another bike, frame is steel...but the white colors just matched so well.
p5pb15607555.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: Grant
Oct 15, 2008
1,425
504
Crystal Beach, TX
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
I did a ride with the local Freak Bike chapter a few years back in Scottsdale,AZ. We did the Indian Bend bike path. I had a tricked out cruiser but I had nothin compared to those Freak Bike guys. Tons of fun.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Grant
Sep 14, 2013
6,591
14,148
61
Bradley Illinoiz
www.instagram.com
Rating - 100%
10   0   0
I think some of these last few bikes really aren't FREAK BIKES per se. As mixed heritage as they are doesn't make them a freak bike. I believe that moniker is reserved for Tall bikes, burritos and other mongrels that use frames in a way not originally meant and that it takes a welder to fabricate. This "Small Tall" is a freak bike (not mine)
smalltail#2.jpg

If you look for Freak Bikes in a search you don't come up with many Road Bikes. Freak Bikes forums on Facebook don't highlight Road Bikes as freaky as they may be... But it is a genre that is hard to pin down, almost as hard as qualifying a Rat. There may well be a type of Road Bike I am unaware of that are distinctly called freak bikes...
That said, I believe my builds Harlequin T, Sketchy and both versions of ALiEN FiRE all qualify but none of the other crazy builds I've done here do, as they lean towards being heavyweight cruisers re-imagined as speedsters.
KIMG0685.JPG
Sketchy!.jpg
AF8.JPEG
AF V2,1.jpg

But then again it's just an opinion...

Carl.
 
Last edited:
Sep 14, 2013
6,591
14,148
61
Bradley Illinoiz
www.instagram.com
Rating - 100%
10   0   0
Thanks Carl. I was starting to wonder if freak bikes was a category of road bike builds using unusual parts. And I still love Alien Fire. Both versions.
Not mine, but freaky:
View attachment 151253
I do like this bike. Take a good look at it, not only a flipped frame but a swing bike as well!

GC.
Also I forgot about Zombie's Dream and Muscle Spasm, both freak bikes I built as well...
 
The Bike Wall BOXKARS