The idea of this project has been brewing for a couple of winters now. Last year, the pieces finally started coming together. I got a set of kids' skis free from a co-worker. And I finally went out and bought a scrap of 4" square 6061 T-6 tubing, which would be the platform for the standoffs from the skis. The design is my poor-man's version of the Winter X-Bike kit.
I unlaced a couple of junk hubs that I had; the back one I flattened off the spoke flanges so that they will nest solidly on the platform. So far, the biggest expense has been the stainless steel u-bolts (which I had to get from two different suppliers - - one pair for 1/2" pipe, the other for 3/4") at $5-$6 each. Front:
I also had to make the top of the rear platform off-center slightly to accommodate the dish of the rear hub
The basis of this contraption is going to be the trusty ol' Mongoose, which will be refitted with its dual-crown Judy XLC.
Ah, the name says it all . . .
Still have to figure out: 1) how much to shorten the skis; 2) exactly how I'm going to build my footpeg set. I want something a bit more engineered than the BMX-grind-pegs-bolted-together solution.