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    ski bike

    hey, just wondering if anyone has any idea of how to build a ski bike, and suggestions. I have a rough idea but keeping skis from flopping when in the air is hard to do. ive seen stuff online, but i want to do this for about $10.

    the reason i want a ski bike is because i have a hill in my backyard thats sweet, unlike neighbors though, sections are leveled out, so i can make a 4X course and ride across the hill. that leads me to another question, how do i groom it? grab one of those GT sled things and drag a peice of wood behind it?

    thanks for any help!
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    ive seen that actually, but i dont want to pay that much
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    Instead of springs I have seen people use bungy cord...could look into that.

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    it might work, if i could weld, i know what i could do, but thats out of the question
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    Why would you need to weld for that?

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    i have a idea to make springs and pivot arms, but it would invlove welding. i think i know how the bungy cord would work though
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    Ah I see. Nevermind then I assumed you were saying you would have to weld on mounts the the fork or something in order to tie the bungy cord to. Sorry about that...guess its true...never assume.

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    Are you stoned?

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    If your talking to me then no...just and idiot.

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    this topic comes up every year, i know somone made a ski bike last year but im sure it got deleted when the post your rigs got messed up that one time. Just google it.

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    well, the best ive found is the one on instructables.com, but it doesnt have springs. maybe ill design something using that as my base.
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    check out http://bikesonsnow.com/
    Made by one of my teammates. Lots of fun! You can probably make the first one he made (check out the Sike history) on your own. It's just fork mount with a bungee cord. His new ones are sick though
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    check out http://bikesonsnow.com/
    Made by one of my teammates. Lots of fun! You can probably make the first one he made (check out the Sike history) on your own. It's just fork mount with a bungee cord. His new ones are sick though
    the last one gives me an idea, all i need is a V-brake mounted thingy for the bungees, which looks like what he did, but i tell. so ill just get fork raised up by something, then a bungee going across and all. and for the back, ill figure something out using the V-brake mount again.

    to groom it ill drag a peice off wood down behind one of those GT things. sweet, if anyone has more ideas, id like to know. thanks!
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    FreeRidin did a nice one. We had quite a discussion about this last winter. Check this thread:

    Ski/Snow Bikes is Done!!!PICS!

    ...and these too:
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=169242

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=171344

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    sweet, im getting ideas now. so do the skate trucks come so that they fit the dropouts? as long as i get the right size to fit the spacing? i think ill do my other idea anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    sweet, im getting ideas now. so do the skate trucks come so that they fit the dropouts? as long as i get the right size to fit the spacing? i think ill do my other idea anyway
    You'll have to ask them. I'm thinking of taking some old hubs to the band saw and buzzing a flat, then u-bolting them to some 4" square 6061 tubing I have. Those will be my ski carriages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    You'll have to ask them. I'm thinking of taking some old hubs to the band saw and buzzing a flat, then u-bolting them to some 4" square 6061 tubing I have. Those will be my ski carriages.
    And how will you mount your Hydro's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    And how will you mount your Hydro's?
    Some people here were telling us rim brakes were plenty powerful enough, so I figured I'd rig some up to pinch the edges of the skis

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    just turn sideways, just like skiers do

    well, now my parents say its extremely dangerous, but seriously, what i do with wheels is more dangerous. and also, they think the hill behind our house is too small, and its bigger than many "sleding hills" as they call them. how do i convince them to let me build it?
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    why do you need their permission to build something with your own money and hands?
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    apparently i do, i asked my mom if i could buy some skis for $15, and then they started saying thats its dangerous and all
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    Haha! My wife said the same thing. Not that a reaction like that has ever stopped me before . . . .

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    well wife's are a little different. if you want a new bike, you can just steal a little of your salary and hide it away, and she never thinks anything of it, until you role into your bike storage area (garage, basement, etc)

    me on the other hand, im not walking 150km to buy a new bike, so i have to get a ride, and if she says i cant get one, well too bad for me. life sucks under the age of 16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    just turn sideways, just like skiers do
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