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Old 11-05-10, 03:39 PM   #1
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odd idea i cant find anything on

so i had a crazy idea for a bike. i has thinking of something like a cross between a lowrider and a mountain bike. just wondering what people thought about it.
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Old 11-05-10, 10:57 PM   #2
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dont ask, do.

im still planning a lowrider road bike
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Old 11-06-10, 09:13 PM   #3
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I like custom bikes for cruising around the neighborhood but I don't understand your concept. If you are talking about a bike for cruising that draws style from the off road scene that's cool. If you are talking about a lowrider that is supposed to be used off road I don't think it will be functional.

Whatever it is, like the previous poster suggested follow your inspiration.
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yeah i had no illusions about it being functional off road, just something showy and different. when i get the money/time i want to get a friend of mine who makes motorcycle frames to build a custom frame from 1" square tubing and go where ever it takes me
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RANS Allterra perhaps?
http://www.ransbikes.com/Alterra.htm

Or more "custom-looking" maybe?

The Allterra is about ten inches longer wheelbase than a normal MTB.
It works on milder trails but the long frame doesn't lend itself to technical use very well.
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Here's a picture of my Jaguar, bought as frame & forks. Built it up with mountain bike components from a donor bike. It worked better than stock as a practical transpo-bike. And it did look cool. Off road, the gearing was too tall & the ground clearance was too short. But on trails it was fine. Still regret selling it.

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don't know if either of these are what you mean, but thay both started from mountain bikes

something i started fooling with. didn't end up as low as i thought (not too high though. seat height is about equal to a girls beach cruiser), but rideable anyway. i'm thinking sort of a softtail bobber type thing now






it really was out of the blue, but i'm keeping an eye out now for a 24" mountain bike with similar rear suspension to make myself a larger bike. this one is just a 20"/24".

and one i played with for a buildoff that started from a hybrid type mountain bike. i'm a little further along but this is the last buildoff pic. don't have a newer one



working on finishing the front end.

playing with a couple other ideas too, but for now i'm just staring at the parts without a real clear idea.
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