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    Alt Bike Ideas

    Post your ideas for alt bikes. Here's some of mine...


    Adult Size Raleigh Chopper Replica

    Pickup truck bike - small narrow bed over extended rear tire, similar to Xtracycle

    Reverse Chopper - large front tire, small rear tire

    Unchopper - hack a production chopper into a diamond frame

    Halloween Bike - build a bike out of an open coffin, dress like the undead

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    Recument cargo trike!

    taxi bike where the driver rides ABOVE the passengers.

    reverse pedal bike, where you have to pedal backwards to go forwards.

    full suspension x=mart bike with offset hubs (hubs moved closer to one point on the rim) with coaster brake or fixed gear. Make sure the wheels are different sizes, too.

    peace,
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    a 3 wheel chopper

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    I love the reverse chopper idea. Maybe a 26" in front, a 20" rear, a smoothly curved frame with a stub seatpost rather than full tube, and long pullback handlebars.

    Also a velocino. Big back wheel, minimal frame and tiny front wheel. Very compact and cool.

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    a recumbant tadpole trike with rear wheel steering.

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    we kinda made a reverse chopper. is this what you were thinkin of?

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    That is a cool little thing! How's the ride?

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    good

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    but u have to sorta get used to it because sometimes it will tip on you and by the way thats pink felt on the frame

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    I'm building an adult size Schwinn Krate, or as near as I can get, since double loop cruiser frames are like rocking horse crap in the UK! I've got a Mountain bike frame, that came from the top for 5, so I get 15 speeds (plenty of hills where I ride!). Then I got a set of triple tree downhill forks, which I might lengthen, but maybe not, since Krates had short forks. A 20" front wheel, with a whitewall tyre, ridiculous 25" ape hangers (which I love), a banana seat and a 36" sissy bar. I'm gonna build it up next week. I think I'll call it the Elephant Krate!

    Also, to get the front wheel, I bought a childs mountain bike, 5 speed. Since I'm removing the suspension fork and front wheel from the doner frame, I thought I'd retrofit them to the kids bike, making a reverse chopper of sorts. Everything else standard on that for now. I made my son a BMX with forks stretched by 12", and an old Raleigh chopper seat, so he can have the reverser as well, for something more easily rideable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvirus217
    a 3 wheel chopper

    Like this?

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    How about a left-handed bike ?

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    yeah exactly like that. did oyu make that? if so how did you make a long enough axel for both tires to sit on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Like this?
    SWEET
    Greenspeed GLR trike
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    Custom electric chopper

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    Quote Originally Posted by glinmaleldur
    a recumbant tadpole trike with rear wheel steering.

    schitt! i was gonna say an adult size big wheel. that's what i want

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    Recument cargo trike!
    Lots of construction details on this site.

    http://drumbent.com/trike.html
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvirus217
    yeah exactly like that. did oyu make that? if so how did you make a long enough axel for both tires to sit on

    I used the rear unit from a Schwinn Town & Country Trike. It will bolt on most any frame provided you have the clearance at the chain & seat stays on the dropouts for the hub carrier. I cut off the 24" hoops and laced on some 20's.

    Thanks geebee!

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    Another idea is to make a bike where the pedals are on the front tire. I am currently in the process of creating one of those but i cant get the pedals to spin the wheel. Anyone have any advice on how to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvirus217
    Another idea is to make a bike where the pedals are on the front tire. I am currently in the process of creating one of those but i cant get the pedals to spin the wheel. Anyone have any advice on how to do that?

    Find a unicycle and pirate the wheel and pedals from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Find a unicycle and pirate the wheel and pedals from it.
    Good!
    Or maybe weld a one-piece crank into a hub from a wheelchair or something? I'm guessing a regular bike hub would be too small in dia. to hold the crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvirus217
    Another idea is to make a bike where the pedals are on the front tire. I am currently in the process of creating one of those but i cant get the pedals to spin the wheel. Anyone have any advice on how to do that?
    ...or take a front disc hub and bolt a cog to it.

    Or build a wider fork. (Maybe out of a rear triangle?!)



    Edit: Sorry just now realized you asked about a different case. Unicycle hubs is the way to go I guess...
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