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    Pennyfakething

    Inspired by Johnny Payphone, me and a minion built this abomination last weekend:



    Ready to test-ride:



    Fear!



    Igor poses better than he rides:



    Need to make some changes before it's good, but not bad for a first tallbike, I think

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    It looks good...what changes are you going to make?

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    My first response was to laugh, but not in a bad way. Its wonderful, quite creative.
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    It looks like a blast! Is turning abrupt with such a short wheelbase?

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    I love it...also like to know what changes does it need. Cool idea, although I am not into tall bikes cause I like to be able to touch ground.

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    Wow!
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    Cool ass.
    My own version of that has been on my to-do list since I saw the original. Still not even close to starting.
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    im still gettin round to finishin the one i started, i like this one, its alot taller than the others ive seen, now you need a bowlers hat and one of those jackets with tails!
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    Hi los buenos, welcome to BikeForums!

    Let's see some of your bikes .

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    im still workin on all of them but they all ride at the moment. i built all these myself, except for the crimestopper,i built that with my buddy one night

    im also thinking about spokeing some car rims and puting them on the back of the spincycle
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    That's a nice batch of bikes, and I am in awe of your work space, too!

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    I am in awe of your work space, too!
    thank you i have lots of space, it was my dads haven, but he died last summer and i kinda took over, it is around 30 feet by 60(?) feet and has 2 cars parked in it usually, still leaving half of the room for me, heated even!
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    Looks rather fragile to me- like it could just bend there at the top. Good luck with it.
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    Oh, it's fragile as hell. The welds all want gussets adding. I've stripped the bars since, too, so there's just a front (header! aiee!) brake for now. It's surprisingly graceful up there once the panic subsides (and bam! down I go again)... it could also do with a second peg on the other side for my lefty mounting clumsiness. And, y'know, paint

    Lz4005 - I was in the same place, until I lucked out on some bent pipe perfect for the spine, on a clear dry day, with a free minion. With a gift like that you gotta play.

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    that's the part im lacking on mine so far too, a spine
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    Just use a trail-a-bike for a spine. That's what I'm gonna do.



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    Oh man, that's going to be a laid-back ride! A pennyfakechopper? I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygates View Post
    Oh man, that's going to be a laid-back ride! A pennyfakechopper? I love it.


    Haha! No, not quite! I meant you could use the trail-a-bike as the spine for a pennyfakething like this:




    This way you could add a rear brake and have a little more structural rigidity. Even better would be to chop off the arc at the top and flip it so that the spine has a "ridgeback" for stepping on or to add a rack. I'm just thinking out loud at this point.

    p.s. your bike is awesome and and it's inspiring me to do the same!






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    Last edited by November; 02-22-08 at 06:55 PM.

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    An original idea---not something we see everyday.Just goes to show ya---we still got new ways to build kustoms.And I like it too!!!!

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    Even better would be to chop off the arc at the top and flip it
    im trying to visualize that but all i can think of is a, slightly bent in on the (original) top and enlongated, 20" bike frame
    do you think i could save some money and slightly modify a frame i already have?
    Last edited by los buenos; 02-23-08 at 07:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by los buenos View Post
    im trying to visualize that but all i can think of is a, slightly bent in on the (original) top and enlongated, 20" bike frame
    do you think i could save some money and slightly modify a frame i already have?

    It's hard to explain. I'll have to draw a pic and scan it. I don't know how you'd modify an existing frame to become a spine. When I make mine, I'll be going with the trek trail-a-bike pictured above 'cuz it's steel and already has the curve I need and a place to mount a rear brake. I'm going to look for a used one locally.

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    Link to andygates' build: (hope you don't mind, but knowledge is power!)

    http://www.anothercyclingforum.com/i...&topic=47623.0

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    It looks like it has negative trail on the steering. If so, that should be fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewP View Post
    It looks like it has negative trail on the steering. If so, that should be fixed.
    that would make it a death trap
    riding and pimpin again

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewP View Post
    It looks like it has negative trail on the steering. If so, that should be fixed.
    What are you, the bike police? Unless you've built a pennyfakething I don't really think you're qualified to offer advice.

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