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Old 03-27-08, 06:28 PM   #1
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Bronco Bike

i know spring will be here soon and i will probably have enough recourses to build it but out of the fear that i may forget too, i make this post to make sure the dream never dies! i am planning on building a bronco bike(front and back wheels) and want to know if there is some reason why i shouldn't/can't or even if i could see some pics of some working ones? (you know what a bronco wheel is right? a wheel where the axle is off center causeing bouncing when it rolls, everyone knows that, silly!)
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Old 03-27-08, 08:01 PM   #2
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check this one out (the second picture down):

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006....J.Enright.htm

I have no idea how a regular bike would work. I imagine the front would be pretty hard to control with an off-center wheel - but I guess that's half the fun.

fixed-gear, or disk brakes would be a must.

good luck, and keep us posted!
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Old 03-27-08, 09:58 PM   #3
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If you're talking about a bronco bike with a chain and crank, as opposed to a bounce powered bike like an Ingo, any kind of hub brake would work. Coaster, drum or disc.

The only thing to remember about using a regular frame is that you'll have to use smaller wheels than it came with. A 20" wheel with the hub offcenter by 4" will need frame clearance like a 24" wheel.
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Old 03-27-08, 10:44 PM   #4
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A 20" wheel with the hub offcenter by 4" will need frame clearance like a 24" wheel.
Actually, that example would need 28" clearance.

Sorry to be picky
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Old 03-28-08, 04:48 AM   #5
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From bike kill in brooklyn, maker unknown to me
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Old 03-28-08, 09:01 AM   #6
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Actually, that example would need 28" clearance.
I hate math.
You're right. So...um...lots of extra clearance.
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Old 03-28-08, 10:00 AM   #7
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Here is one from a friend. w/ video
http://vanscyoc.net/blog/archives/309-Bronco-Bike.html
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Old 03-28-08, 05:38 PM   #8
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I like your technology of the bigger rim welded with "spikes"...that eliminates the need to have a lot of different spokes.
great job from my point of view...looks fun to ride too.
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Old 03-28-08, 08:18 PM   #9
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i just finished makeing similar rims, i had to lengthen the rear triangle on a fram so the rear wheel will fit, so i cut the arms off some forks and attached them, the upside to this is i can put them downward makeing the pedals less probable to scrape, ill get pix in the morning
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