Alt Bike Culture - swing bike construction
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
05-24-09, 10:59 AM
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?
05-28-09, 10:23 PM
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.
06-06-09, 09:13 PM
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.
06-08-09, 05:27 PM
Well it's gonna be two times harder on those bikes. The thicker tubed, less complicated, cheapo, welded steel frames are what you want.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.