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    My custom long bike

    Hey guys,

    Just thought I'd post up a photo of my latest project. I built this frame using a cut up old Raleigh cruiser and recycled most of its components. It's a reinforced mixte design, MIG'd up with a few sizes of .065 ERW tubing... probably similar to schedule 40 conduit. The frame weighs 25 pounds but can easily support 600+ lbs of people or cargo.

    It's got removable pegs and running boards, and a nice deck that covers a beautiful radiused rack. Smooth shifting with the cruisers original 7 speed internal Shimano Nexus hub and coaster brake. It has a MTB front fork with cantaliever brakes, and handle bars from an old tandem.

    I built this thing for burning man, hence the wild paint job. It was a huge success... spent the whole week taxi'ing people around.
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    Senior Member Leigh_caines's Avatar
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    I like it...
    Tho pinks not my colour

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    sweet bike, I'm looking to convert an old tandem i have to a similar converstion

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    That's nice. Looks like a great build quality too.

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    Nice Job!

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    Infidel oldfool's Avatar
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    Nice taxi bike. Useful and sleek
    Oldfool
    tinkerer, maker
    Aviator, retired - Mariner, retired
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