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    Randomhead
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    swing bike construction

    I'm going to build a swing bike. I've only seen one, and I didn't really like the way the second headset was done. Anyone have any pictures of their swing bike?

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    If you buy an old Montague frame off ebay and file off a bit of metal it might make an easy swing bike mod. The bike already folds about the seat tube, but a bit of metal blocks it from going both ways.
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
    Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
    2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
    1996 Birdy, Recommend.
    Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.

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    I got twin Trek 500s that rode a roof rack into the roof of a garage. I guess that's why it's called a roof rack.

    Anyway, they are halfway turned into a swing bike. The top tube on one got really, really short. I'll post pictures when I get a little further along. I haven't quite figured out the front end, but the back end is just going to have a head tube a few inches in front of the seat tube.

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    Well it's gonna be two times harder on those bikes. The thicker tubed, less complicated, cheapo, welded steel frames are what you want.

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