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chevy42083 07-01-08 12:50 PM

mini-tall-bike
 
Anyone ever take two kiddie bikes and make a "tall"-bike out of them?

veganboyjosh 07-01-08 01:32 PM

i did. the amidala stardust is two 16" girl bikes. the seat on it sits a touch higher than most regular adult mountain bikes. the difference is where the handlebars are, as well as how high the pedals are. without a longer seatpost (which would put the center of gravity even farther back...it's pretty precarious as it is...) my knees take a beating after riding it for too long. i have done 25 miles in one day on it, tho.
i also did a mountain bomb, based loosely on zoobomb...rode the bus up the mountain 15 miles, rode the amidala stardust down...
i've got aspirations to 100 miles in a day on it, but that requires a 5:30 AM start, and a 10:00 PM finish, and about 7 one way up-the-mtn bus rides in the middle.

oh, and it's weld-free...


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/10...8cc516.jpg?v=0
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/25/10...3bd493.jpg?v=0

okcdirtbag 07-02-08 12:06 AM

yea we have a few of those some with five kids bikes on top of each other we call em small talls

Pork Chop 07-03-08 12:46 AM


Originally Posted by chevy42083 (Post 6981241)
Anyone ever take two kiddie bikes and make a "tall"-bike out of them?

Yep - Scrujette from Rat Patrol Oz has a similar small tall called The Tooth Fairy due to what it did to a German's face - well OK he did it to himself being a little too p!ssed to ride it!

http://www.rat-patrol.org/RPOz/image...b2008/neet.jpg

Here we see scrujette about to bomb down Corin Dam Rd (666 verticle metres in 10km) after the bike lovin Corinbank festival (www.corinbank.com)

chevy42083 07-03-08 07:17 AM

Awesome. I had just thought of the idea, and knew I couldn't have been the first. :D

Pork Chop 07-03-08 09:26 PM

It's still an original thought if you aint ever seen it before chevy! Nice one.

Small talls are great if you get the riding position comfy. Critical factors are seat to crank distance and making sure the handlebars aren't too close to the seat to eliminate the knee whacking. Scrujette's bike is so damn comfy to ride. It's a geometric perfect fit for her, such that it looks like she's riding a normal bike, only everything underneath her has been shrunk. Very cool bike, and one of the best in the RPOz fleet I reckon. Also note the rear dropouts on the orange bike have been left for trailer hitching.

dokydoky 07-03-08 11:26 PM

I bet if you used really small kidbikes, you could do a triple tall and put the cranks on the middle frame and have a pretty good seat-pedal distance.

Pork Chop 07-06-08 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by dokydoky (Post 6998119)
I bet if you used really small kidbikes, you could do a triple tall and put the cranks on the middle frame and have a pretty good seat-pedal distance.

Yep - I reckon that'd work well.

basscadetz 07-06-08 08:44 PM

Pork Chop In Da House.

mudhustler 07-20-08 01:02 AM

wot does the term "zoobomb" mean, exactly?

mastershake916 07-20-08 04:29 AM


Originally Posted by mudhustler (Post 7095725)
wot does the term "zoobomb" mean, exactly?

Google my friend.

geemac 08-07-08 04:56 PM

Bump because I am currently in the process of building one of these out of a "Disney Princess" and a Vertical "Vogue Edition". Pictures to be added shortly.

geemac 08-07-08 05:06 PM

Nowhere near completion.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/...844213eccd.jpg


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