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Old 07-05-2004, 08:59 PM
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I can see all obstacles in my way!

Hey Guys,
this is a little something I've working on past few days. Took 5 days to build over a course of 2 weeks with about 1-2 hours a day. So about 10 hours into it.
Just a simple design, 2 el-cheapo 10 speed bikes welded on top of each other.
I took it for my first drive today and the chain fell of Lucky me that my dad was running along with me in case something would happen. He pushed me back to our house where I could lean against the fens and hop of
Notice I also flamed the seat to add a little detail.
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Let me know what ya'll think,

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Old 07-05-2004, 09:04 PM
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i wouldn't get on that but its big and crazy so its still cool. how do you get on? lol
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:18 PM
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Cool bike. Put a chain tensioner on it, that should help keep the chain in place. Keep us posted in any new projects. Who knows you might be the originator of the next big trend.

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Old 07-05-2004, 09:25 PM
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Shouldn't this be moved the Advanced rodding section?? I mean it goes way beyond normal rodding.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:33 PM
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Well, how do I get on it? I lean the bike against my fence and then climp up it. I then start to pedal and push myself of the fens. Yeah, I do have to put a tensioner on it. I've tried playin around with the one I took off but it'll be hard to put it on now. I ditched all the gear-deraillers and switches so I'll have to weld on the tensioner at the same position the chain is. If I put it on the stock position the chain would have to bend to get to it.

I'll make a video of me riding it tomorow and will try to post it somehow.

Thanks for the replies,

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Old 07-06-2004, 12:45 AM
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Sell one to a guy with stilts.
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:09 AM
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Kid, your nuts. I love it!!

Wear your helmet, wouldn't wanna loose you to a project.

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Old 07-06-2004, 02:31 AM
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Okay, you use the fence to get on, what happens if you have to stop and there is no fence around? You need a three foot kickstand, or a long prop.
Would it be the "Antichopper"
BTW does the chain have to go around the lower main sprocket,
canīt you go direct from the pedal sprocket up top to the back wheel?
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Old 07-06-2004, 07:01 AM
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Outrageous, Nightfire. You're going to kill yourself before you get that T-Bucket project of yours even started.

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Old 07-06-2004, 09:00 AM
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Well, if there's no fence around I'm screwed But if I ride it on the streets and wanna cross a street I can easly stop and put my hand on the stop sign to balance. If there aint no stop sign I'm screwed . If the chain falls of or the wheels fall off and there aint no stop sign OR fence around I can always try to hop off. If I aint fast enough to hop off I'm screwed .
This bike is nothing compared to a guy that lives couple blocks down my street. He's got the tallest bike in the world, 19 feet. The roof of his house isn't tall enough for him to reach the seat.
I'll try posting some pics of me riding it later on in the day.
Malc, about the sprockets, I've tried both and I think I'm gonna go with the main sprocket to the rear sprocket without having to go through the lower sprocket. I kept the lower sprocket with the pedal on there so I could eventually learn how to get on without using a fence. This way I could step on the lower pedal giving it one good swing and bringing the bike into motion, and from there climb up while the bike is already driving slowly.



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Old 07-06-2004, 09:14 AM
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I hope you're wearing a brain bucket while riding that bike. Wouldn't want to damage the old grey matter. You might need it someday.

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Old 07-06-2004, 11:05 AM
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call up a local bike shop, get a cheap chain breaker, no mre than 10 bucks max, and shorten the chains. no need for a tensioner if no derailleurs are there. and wear a cup. the life you save may be your childrens.

we welded a couple a old bmx'ers together front to rear, made a tandem, was hilarious. 'specially when the boys were going down the road and their welds broke.
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:28 AM
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Yeah, I got a chain tool already. I gotta shorten the chain by 2-3 links. It's also not perfectly aligned so I'll put it on a different sprocket to align it.
Here's a pic I took today when I rode it. It worked great 'til the chain came off again With the momentum and speed I had left I steered back towards my fens. Barely made it and dove for the fens. LOL....I'll resolve the chain problem later on in the day.



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Old 07-06-2004, 11:45 AM
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YIKES vertigoooooo
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But if I ride it on the streets and wanna cross a street I can easly stop and put my hand on the stop sign to balance. If there aint no stop sign I'm screwed
Man, if there ain't no sign, what are you stopping for anyway? Hehe j/k, I know sometimes you just HAVE to.

That's an AWESOME ride man. If you can figure out a way to put some spinner spikes on the axles, you DEFINITELY don't have to worry about dogs biting at your ankles. Just don't ride that thing in the zoo. Giraffes will try to make out with you.




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