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Old 12-04-08, 04:27 PM   #576
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Bananarchy the tall bike


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Old 12-24-08, 09:39 AM   #577
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Here is my 55 Schwinn Tiger. The original 3 speed S/A hub has been laced to an alloy rim. New front wheel. It is great fun to ride.
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Old 12-25-08, 10:32 AM   #578
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Here's a few of my bikes;

Made from 2 girl's bikes, 24in and 26in



1936 Silver King..Not quite stock

A 20in bike made from a 60's girl's Schwinn Bantam

1936 Monarch (did for my son)


I'm still building
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Old 12-26-08, 07:31 AM   #579
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hey Kota, you're over here too. cool.

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Old 12-30-08, 07:16 PM   #580
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Hey Larry and Ian good to see you guys here, I haven't been over here in a while myself!
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Old 12-31-08, 07:24 AM   #581
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Helped my friend build this small tall today. It's such a fun bike cause it rides little but feels big.



Here's a better look at how we did the fork. It works ok, but somethings not right. The fork "springs" back to the center.
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Here's a better look at how we did the fork. It works ok, but somethings not right. The fork "springs" back to the center.
Headtubes aren't aligned.
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Old 01-02-09, 01:22 PM   #584
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That's what I was thinking. They actually look off in the picture but in person they look dead on. I used a level to double check everything, and it seems right...
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Here's my tall bike, made it 7 years ago, easy on, easy off.


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Gaaah

Head tubes don't align. I had them aligned, tacked it together, then brazed. Must have slipped. My unbrazing attempts have failed. I so liked the oval where the two forks came together, but I don't see any way to fix it now.



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A 20in bike made from a 60's girl's Schwinn Bantam



is that thing hard to ride? the handles and the pedals are the same length from the seat, id like to build one but i wanna know if i could even ride it
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helmet+tallbike looks wrong but this my first tallbike ride, plus my brazing skills are rough at best

thinking about riding it to work tomorrow
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A 20in bike made from a 60's girl's Schwinn Bantam



is that thing hard to ride? the handles and the pedals are the same length from the seat, id like to build one but i wanna know if i could even ride it
Pictures make it LOOK big. I made it for the average 9 - 10 year old. There is a definite "learning curve" on riding these things. I've had grand kids and neighborhood kids use it. They like it, the only thing I changed is, turned the "stem" backwards and then have the bars straight instead of angled down. The banana seat is great for kids of different heights. Click on the link below for the build thread on RatRodBikes.com.............It was just a FUN build for me.

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my new bar hopper (rode it to work today - fun)
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Heres my "Alt" bike, all it is a Old Kent beach crusier painted, front fender moved to the rear and obviously the handle bars turned. I'd like to get some new handle bars on it, but I got 2 months left in Korea and then it goes to the orphanage.
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Is there a name for this style: cruiser with low handle bars?

I'm too tempted to pick up the $20 cruiser of CL and flip the bars, and cruise around the neighborhood.

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Is there a name for this style: cruiser with low handle bars?

I'm too tempted to pick up the $20 cruiser of CL and flip the bars, and cruise around the neighborhood.

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They're called "Boardtrackers".......A tribute to motorcycles that raced on Speedways made from wood, circa 1920's..............Check some out here http://ratrodbikes.com/
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We've been crankin' a couple of bikes a month out of my back yard lately, here are the two newest with their owner/builders:




Here's mine, added a bottle opener to the steer tube:
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Old 01-13-09, 12:01 AM   #594
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Here's a few of my bikes;

1936 Silver King..Not quite stock

It looks SO RIGHT!


1936 Monarch (did for my son)
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Old 01-13-09, 12:41 AM   #595
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haven't posted this here yet, but this is one of my other custom SpaceLiners,
a 24" version that I turned into a muscle bike with a 3-Speed S/A coaster hub.
This is an old photo, I had just finished putting it together, hadn't hooked up the shifter yet.:




Future plans include wiring up LEDs in the light-hole. I have a lens for it too.
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Old 01-13-09, 12:54 AM   #596
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Here's a couple I've been hacking...



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Looks a lot like "The Danger Cart" I built last year. It was unridable since the steering would highside the bike in every turn. Cool to look at though...



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Yes mine does the same. I intend to rebuild with linked steering like a car has when it warms up enough to work in the unheated garage. I saw pics of this style and thought it must work due to the fact that some were in use. Turns out it's not true.
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Yes mine does the same. I intend to rebuild with linked steering like a car has when it warms up enough to work in the unheated garage. I saw pics of this style and thought it must work due to the fact that some were in use. Turns out it's not true.
I was talking to my brilliant brother about my sofabike idea, and he gave me a lecture on Ackerman steering. Maybe that's what's needed here?
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Mine. All I have left is the chopper.

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Both of those bikes look really good, but I'm lusting over that chopper.
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