Alt Bike Culture - swing bike construction
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05-24-09, 11:59 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, 11:23 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, 10:13 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, 06:27 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.
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