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    I want to build a completely stupid bike like this

    Alas, I cannot weld (at least, not yet). But if I ever can, I'm going to waste some precious steel/talent on something as ridiculous as this thing.

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    Holy bad chainline!
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    What's the best tire to use for skidzzz?

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    there's a guy locally that built a bike that has two 14" car tires on it. he fabricated the whole thing outta square tubing. Don't have any pics though

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    So after you build it where are you going to ride it?

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    Into the sunset....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    So after you build it where are you going to ride it?
    Pretty much anywhere I want to.

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    I'd put the giant tire up front, but that's just me. I think that bike is sweet. Hell, if I ever get my hands on a TIG of my own, and space to store a stupid bike, I'm building myself one.

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    you guys are idiots. that bike is obviously a purpose-built drag racing machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_F View Post
    Alas, I cannot weld (at least, not yet).
    You should learn to weld. I made it 22 years welder-free but I bought one 2 years ago and it is awesome. I've welded a couple front bicycle racks, a trailer hitch extension to make my Saris Themla 2 rack work w/ my wifes car.

    the most ridiculous bike thing I welded was this:


    It rode terribly and it was soon destroyed.

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    A guy who rides bikes Aaron_F's Avatar
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    I wonder how you'd brake with any efficiency at all. FBO would probably work pretty badly due to all the rolling weight in the back. (in reference to the original post)

    Hey Ryan, that thing's pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_F View Post
    Alas, I cannot weld (at least, not yet). But if I ever can, I'm going to waste some precious steel/talent on something as ridiculous as this thing.

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    welding steel isn't very hard. Get access to a mig welder and practice for a while on some scraps.
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    There was a video posted in Alt Bikes years ago that showed a bike like that. Took a bit of effort to get it moving, but was unstoppable once it got rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    welding steel isn't very hard.
    Sticking two pieces of metal together isn't hard. Welding well is difficult and requires a lot of supervised practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Sticking two pieces of metal together isn't hard. Welding well is difficult and requires a lot of supervised practice.
    My shop teacher had me teach other students to gas weld and also arc weld. I suppose I was kinda good at it. But I want a wire feed when I build my workshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    Sticking two pieces of metal together isn't hard. Welding well is difficult and requires a lot of supervised practice.
    x2

    when asked if i can weld i always reply with "i can stick metal together"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    You should learn to weld. I made it 22 years welder-free but I bought one 2 years ago and it is awesome. I've welded a couple front bicycle racks, a trailer hitch extension to make my Saris Themla 2 rack work w/ my wifes car.

    the most ridiculous bike thing I welded was this:


    It rode terribly and it was soon destroyed.
    lol, two front aerospokez

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    check out the stuff over at AtomicZombie.com

    A few folk making bikes like this.

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    that is the prototype for the new Pugsley, it was too expensive to do both wheels so one will be fine for the testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    My shop teacher had me teach other students to gas weld and also arc weld. I suppose I was kinda good at it. But I want a wire feed when I build my workshop.
    It's pretty hard to gas weld, and it's even harder to get good penetration. Wire fed or MIG (metal inert gas, or GMAW gas metal arc welding for the really anal) is really easy, looks great, but is hard to get good penetration with. You want real fun with welding, get a TIG machine. Expensive, but good lord, there isn't much a skilled TIG operator can't do.

    As far as welding a bike, it doesn't matter too much, so long as you overbuild a little. I've carried over 60 pounds on a rack I MIGed together out of mild steel tubing. It held up admirably. So long as you don't mind it being heavy, just about anything could do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Expensive, but good lord, there isn't much a skilled TIG operator can't do.
    This is NOT my handiwork but for example- here are some razor blades that were welded together. For those who don't know, the thinner metal is the harder it is to weld. This dude welded razor blades without burning through. That is hardcore.


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    I would imagine the alt bike subforum has lots more advice on welding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    It rode terribly and it was soon destroyed.
    Needless to say with such a rake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    This is NOT my handiwork but for example- here are some razor blades that were welded together. For those who don't know, the thinner metal is the harder it is to weld. This dude welded razor blades without burning through. That is hardcore.

    Try it with ALU



    Not my work.

    Tig welder is on my list of stuff to buy, but pretty far down, way too many projects right now and I don't need to weld any Aluminum, so I get by with a stick welder.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    My roommate and good friend welds for an armored truck company for a living.

    He wanted to learn to weld, so he bought an arc welder and we made a bunch of 4x4s using that thing. Horrible.

    Then he got a MIG and used that thing daily for more rat rod and 4x4 fabs.

    Then he got a TIG and has since mastered working with soft metals.

    He never learned from anyone, he just figured it out with patience and literature.

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