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    Redline Mono-Cog ?

    This is a follow up report to the previous thread "Redline-new old stock".

    Don't tell me I got ripped off. I paid $40.00 (forty dollars) for this bike.

    It's a one-speed bike. The front sprocket appears to be like 38 or 40 teeth.

    The wheels are 26".

    It's in new condition. The catch is, the frame was cut in half with a hacksaw.

    Someone must've been attempting to create a lowrider.

    I've built custom bikes before, so I don't see the frame being cut in half as a drawback.

    The top tube and the down tube are cut about three inches ahead of the seat tube.Plenty of room to splice in more pipe.

    I will probably use this as a parts bike.

    Can anyone tell me more about the Redline Mono Cog ?

    Again, don't tell me I got ripped off. I had a wad of cash burning a hole in my pocket, and I was feeling generous. The parts are worth the $40. (rims, headset, fork, cranks, sprocket,chain, V-brakes and brake shoes). The bike is in new condition, never used.

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    I rule with a mighty leg FitRider 921's Avatar
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    Wow. He cut the thing in half. Ditch the frame, get a new one. Or just get a 20" bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    Wow. He cut the thing in half. Ditch the frame, get a new one. Or just get a 20" bike.
    I've been thinking of cutting some bikes in half for quite a while. I want to create another lowrider. I've built some lowriders in the past, but I was very conservative; I could not bring myself to put a hacksaw to a perfectly good bike frame.
    Here is a picture in case you haven't seen it before (It's the same pic as my avatar):

    But this was built without sawing the frame in half. The seat was moved aft a good eleven inches.
    The fiberglass 4"x6" is strong enough to support the seat without a sissy bar (sissy bars are for sissies anyway). And it supports over 100 pounds in the compartment inside the fairing on the front.

    This Redline frame is perfect. Now I can put my fiberglass skills and knowledge to the test.

    The way I built the bike in the picture was cheating, because there are still the steel tubes under the 'glass.

    I will only use the rear triangle from the Redline. I will get a 20 inch bike for the front end. I think it's going to be a recumbent.

    Maybe I should use the Alt bike forum to discuss this further? Or the recumbent forum?

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    I rule with a mighty leg FitRider 921's Avatar
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    Can you give us some more information and specs about this bike? It looks nothing like a bike I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FitRider 921
    Can you give us some more information and specs about this bike? It looks nothing like a bike I have ever seen.
    The bike in the picture? or the Redline?

    I'll tell you more about both.

    I unwrapped the Redline, and I discovered that I have two rear wheels. The wheel on the rear triangle is a one speed freewheel, but the other is a Sturmey-Archer three speed. The bar stem is missing. One of the tires was slashed, and the shift lever for the 3 speed is missing, but it came with Sturmey Archer instructions, in Chinese. I want my $40 back.

    My Daughter's bike (Type 9):

    Long story:
    I was in Engineering school,1986, and I wanted to start my own business firm. It was my intent to build a streamlined bicycle and an electric motorcycle, with interchangable parts. I came up with this all-weather bike/velomobile, made of kevlar aramid fiber (Type 6):

    Type 5 shared the same front fairing as the Type 6. I wanted to build a ladies version of the bike, or an electric moped, with a step thru frame. I was getting bored in the Engineering school because I wanted to work hands-on with jet fighter planes. So I talked to a Navy recruiter and got into the Navy's Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). I earned an Airframers Liscence, which entitles me to build , fly and teach flight instruction on aircraft (as long as it's a cropduster, strange as it may seem).

    I was first sent to a Naval Air Station, which is the Navy Version of an Air Force Base, when you're not on a Carrier.
    The Navy gives recruits every third day off, it's known as "Liberty". So I rode about 65 miles off base every third day.
    I met my 6th Cousin,Mellisa, who's related to my biological Father (who I never met). She took the Type 5 for a test ride:

    Mellisa asked me to adopt her. So I agreed. Then I went out to sea for six months.
    And I took these pictures:







    Here's a picture of Type 5 when it was in camoflage. I used this bike in Shore Patrol duty, which is the Navy version of Military Police. I was able to catch a Cuban who was attempting to enter this country illegally, and hold him to be picked up by an inflatable Zodiac boat, which then took him to a Destroyer two miles off shore, which took him back to Cuba.( On account of the bike being Amphibious, or able to float.) I was informed that "Experimental Weapons" are prohibited from being used in combat by the Geneva Convention, so I couldn't do that anymore.


    Anyway, I returned after the First Gulf War was over, and I asked Mellisa to come up with a design for a Ladies Bicycle. She teamed up with her friend Patricia, and first they designed the Type 7, which is just a sleek, streamlined fiberglass bicycle basket:

    The number designation "type 8" was unavailable, because I intended to mount a hemispherical fairing on a road bike , and paint it so it looks like an eight ball. Mellisa designed the Type 9 to look like a Kenworth truck, because she had spent May thru September 1991, travelling with her Uncle in his Kenworth truck. She even had a chance to drive the rig on I-70 for a while. She said the spoiler on the roof of the truck works great, and increases the top speed of the KW to 117 MPH. So I was handed her design, and she told me to only build one two-wheeler with this front end. She said I should use the design in the future on a four wheel vehicle and it can be a quad, or a quarter scale Kenworth, or an Electric Garden Tractor.
    Type 7 was codeveloped with Type 9, so the girls told me to call it "seven of nine" . The name Seven of Nine is based on a cardboard box in the back of a Kenworth truck. A year later, a character appeared on "Star Trek Voyager" who had the name "Seven of Nine", so I stopped calling it that.
    Type 9 can carry a twelve pack of my favorite beverage home from the local store:

    And in 1999 the bike appeared in BikeRodnKustom.com
    http://mywilson.homestead.com/gallery69.html

    So that's the story. Sorry if there was a war in the middle of it.

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    those lok funny

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    Cool story. I just thought "damn, that's a strange looking bike" when I saw it, but it's cool to know the story behind it.

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    The part about your bike being prohibited by the Geneva Convention killed me!

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    That is so cool. They are odd-looking bikes, but I guess they do serve their purpose. It's good to see some creativity-and who knows- one day, we may all be riding bikes like those; and it would be all because of you.
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    There are other bikes that hold cargo like these, but they are in the Netherlands and Denmark. And they also have velomobiles over there:

    cargo bikes:

    http://www.bakfiets.nl/eng/models_cargo_bike_long.php

    http://www.bakfiets.nl/eng/models.php

    and Velomobiles:

    http://www.velomobile.de/

    http://www.velomobiel.nl/

    And there are American made cargo bikes:

    http://www.worksmancycles.com/

    Fitrider 921 wrote:" It's good to see some creativity-and who knows- one day, we may all be riding bikes like those; and it would be all because of you"

    Do you think my bikes are influential? I tell you one thing, my Daughter's bike has an aerodynamic spoiler. It appeared online in 1999, in BikeRodnKustom:
    http://mywilson.homestead.com/gallery69.html
    And I should have copyrighted the word "spoiler". I didn't, and a couple years later, Schwinn came out with an adult version of the Stingray, and called it the Spoiler.

    My current BMX bike has a fiberglass seat post, kind of like the girl's bike, and a banana seat, also fiberglass. But I managed to get a 1982 Suzuki GS fairing, so I didn't have to make my own fairing.
    I bought a copy of RV,Boat &Motorcycle Trader, and I called like 25 motorcycle dealers, to see if I could get another Suzuki GS fairing, and they all said "NO". So I guess I have to go back to making my own fairings. The remaining Type 7 fairing is on my Worksman Y3K recumbent, but Worksman has discontinued the Y3K, which is like the Giant Revive.

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