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Medic Zero 05-17-13 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr (Post 14866618)

Very nice! Especially like the louvres! ;)

Where'd that rear fender come from?

FatherAlabaster 05-30-13 01:20 PM

I didn't make these. But I rode all of them at Bike Fetish Day this past weekend and fell in love.

This cruiser has 36" unicycle wheels and a coaster brake. It's like driving a leather couch around the block:
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...526_151726.jpg

The lucky owner is the grinning fellow holding the handlebars. If it was my bike, I'd be smiling too.

This one is also made from unicycles. It has two pivot points - one at the handlebars and one at the saddle. Like a "swing" bike but way harder to ride. I got about 30 feet in a wavy line before wiping out, did it over and over, and loved every second.
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...526_133247.jpg

And this one was made by hand from scavenged parts. The builder is the guy wearing a plaid shirt in the photo. The two seats face opposite directions. Two riders are required - each one operates one wheel. To go in a straight line, someone has to pedal backwards. I got into it with my wife and we almost crashed into several parked cars...
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...526_135134.jpg

This was a great time, hats off to all the builders and mechanics that showed up with some really sick bikes. Now I want to make one too.

RB1-luvr 06-12-13 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Medic Zero (Post 15638312)
Very nice! Especially like the louvres! ;)

Where'd that rear fender come from?

the fender and rack are stock to the bike. I just cut out the middle of the rack to drop it over the fender, and mounted it to the frame instead of the seat binder bolt.

Mike@Urbantrike 08-03-13 11:11 AM

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Hey Folks,

Thought I would introduce myself here and show some of the work we have done. This was a custom for a guy in Dallas.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=332684http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=332685http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=332686
We got some other cool shots of more custom work. I'll see if I can find ones that can be uploaded.

Mike

digitalmouse 08-18-13 02:35 AM

Update for my own ride: cut out the middle to make it lighter, shorter, and improving the turning radius to almost that of the original trike.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...98747048_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...45436472_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...84002362_o.jpg

Murray Missile 10-01-13 07:02 PM

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Crude? Yes, but that's how 14 year old kids did it in 1969. The next one which unfortunately I never took pictures of had a raked neck and straight forks and rode like a dream. This one rode like a nightmare but I was the envy of the 8th grade for a couple days before the fork broke in two LOL. Pictured are my sister and her then boyfriend, now husband of 40+ years trying to ride it the day I got it finished.....

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343689 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343690

You can't see it in the picture but the rear fender was metalflake green to match the frame with a gold "lace" stripe down the center. The bike had been metalflake purple before the "chopper" rebuild and I didn't have money for a different seat. :o

Short Circuit 10-03-13 06:35 PM

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Not cut up or chopped, but I did install a narrower front tire and a set of apehangers.
It's a blast to ride.

Mark

rogertc1 01-13-14 04:10 AM

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My customized Mongoose Beast Rasta Fat Bike. A fun build. Not a beach bike.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=359380

Rollfast 01-13-14 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Medic Zero (Post 15638312)
Very nice! Especially like the louvres! ;)

Where'd that rear fender come from?

Would seem to me that is one of our friends from The C.A.B.E. and that seems to be standard? :thumb:

I'm Saving Tempest there.

Rollfast 01-13-14 10:51 PM

I was only three in '69 but even as a 14 year old in 1980 I think that no matter the era, 14 seems to be the magic age, doesn't it? Even the failed experiments are so wicked cool.


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Originally Posted by Murray Missile (Post 16123155)
Crude? Yes, but that's how 14 year old kids did it in 1969. The next one which unfortunately I never took pictures of had a raked neck and straight forks and rode like a dream. This one rode like a nightmare but I was the envy of the 8th grade for a couple days before the fork broke in two LOL. Pictured are my sister and her then boyfriend, now husband of 40+ years trying to ride it the day I got it finished.....

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343689 http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343690

You can't see it in the picture but the rear fender was metalflake green to match the frame with a gold "lace" stripe down the center. The bike had been metalflake purple before the "chopper" rebuild and I didn't have money for a different seat. :o


capntacobeer 03-10-14 04:55 AM

GODDAMN, that trike is glorious!

focusdesigns 05-01-14 04:10 PM

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Does this count as a "half" bike? It is definitely "alt"http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=377720

focusdesigns 05-01-14 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Medic Zero (Post 15638312)
Very nice! Especially like the louvres! ;)

Where'd that rear fender come from?

That looks like such a fun cruise!

Advhog 08-29-14 12:54 PM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=402622

My lowrider (?). Sears Spyder and misc parts.

La Zona Imagery 10-05-14 09:38 PM

Frame: Ruff Cycles Tango S v1.0
Wheels: 26 x 4 inch (salvaged from a Mongoose Beast)
Forks: (salvaged from a Mongoose Beast)
Tires: Project 346 26 x 2.35 inch (stretched to fit 4 inch wide rim)
Drivetrain: Sram Automatix 2-speed coaster brake
Paint: Rustoleum rattle can satin blue

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...ry-d81rcik.jpg

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/20...ry-d81rcq3.jpg[/QUOTE]

Philphine 10-06-14 06:26 AM

nice. I like a good stretch cruiser.

Sculch 10-14-14 04:13 AM

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http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=411783http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=411784Nearly finished.

fiveshoes 01-22-15 04:10 PM

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voila mon minivelo
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=429923

curbtender 03-21-15 08:01 AM

Living the dream... This Man is Transforming Oakland One Awesome Custom Bike at a Time - The Bold Italic - San Francisco

mirfi 03-21-15 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by fiveshoes (Post 17491616)

Sweet, tell me more. (I'm usually on the Mercier nano mini-velo site). Height/
Gearing etc.

YouthInAsia 06-05-15 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by La Zona Imagery (Post 17191033)
Frame: Ruff Cycles Tango S v1.0
Wheels: 26 x 4 inch (salvaged from a Mongoose Beast)
Forks: (salvaged from a Mongoose Beast)
Tires: Project 346 26 x 2.35 inch (stretched to fit 4 inch wide rim)
Drivetrain: Sram Automatix 2-speed coaster brake
Paint: Rustoleum rattle can satin blue

That bike is straight pimp. Pimpalicious. Nice ride.

YouthInAsia 06-05-15 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by focusdesigns (Post 16719703)
Does this count as a "half" bike? It is definitely "alt"

Dude, looks like you're riding an exercise wheel. Haha! You got more skill than me. I can't ride that thing.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=456100

Moggie85 07-24-15 02:03 AM

These are amazing! I'm starting to build a cruiser myself and would love any tips ?

Moggie85 07-24-15 02:15 AM

Messing about
 
How do I add a picture from my phone ??

Bugstomper2000 10-19-15 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Moggie85 (Post 18008741)
How do I add a picture from my phone ??

Don't bother. The app is complete crap.


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