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Old 03-26-06, 10:41 PM
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: NW Wisconsin
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Bikes: 2001 (?) Giant Iguana, 1997 Raleigh M-40, Huffy Stalker MTB winter beater

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Thanks for sharing. I love to see other people's homebuilts! This past weekend I did some work on building my first one. I took a bike with 20" wheels and chopped off the chain and seat stays and attached others from a 27" road bike. What I gained there was a larger rear wheel for smoother ride, and the ability to (easily) have multiple speeds. I brazed a seat post to the head tube so I can slip the boom on. Unfortunately I got it really crooked, so I'll have to go back and re-do that. I also brazed on some braces for mounting the seat. Sorry I don't have any pictures to share, it will be about 3 weeks until I can get back to the project.

Couple questions:

How high is your seat from the ground?

Why are your handlebars at that height? (comfort for your hands/arms, or do your knees really go up that high?)

Keep up the great work!
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