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    Artistic Cycling.

    Hey, I was thinking about cobbling together an artistic cycle, and was wondering about frame options.
    Could I find a frame that would wrok well, or would I have to weld together something of my own?
    -Carpe mundi

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarAwayBoy View Post
    Hey, I was thinking about cobbling together an artistic cycle, and was wondering about frame options.
    Could I find a frame that would work well, or would I have to weld together something of my own?
    Well, I suppose it mostly depends on what you want to do. Like that fellow who made a bike out of a block of lucite. He had to make it from scratch. But if you just want to add bits and paint them, then you can probably use a stock frame. Get your idea down, that will tell you what you need to do.

    Keep us updated on your progress.
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    Sounds good.
    So making sure I understand, 1x1 gear ratio or close to it, stem with no horizontal extension, bum bars?
    Or could I use flat bars instead.
    -Carpe mundi

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    yeah, I think that sounds right. you also need to modify the fork to have zero rake. ie the fork ends are perfectly in line with the head tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn ˇFUN! View Post
    yeah, I think that sounds right. you also need to modify the fork to have zero rake. ie the fork ends are perfectly in line with the head tube.
    ****.
    I just did some measurements on my fixed gear and that means if I use a frame with similar geometry, I need 650's.
    -Carpe mundi

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    Well, the light just came on. "Artistic bicycle" = bicycle used for artistic riding. I was reading that to mean "kinetic sculpture", and looks like that's how Artkansas read it, too.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Yeah, I thought he meant an art bike.



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    FYI, thick cycles KICK ASS! PGH represent!
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    I like it. That would draw a lot of attention.

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