Long John Beer Hauler – AtomicZombie builders gallery

This is very cool!   Long John Beer Hauler – AtomicZombie builders gallery.

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Mike’s handmade cargo bike – AtomicZombie builders gallery

“Made one similar to your Flying Dutchman, but as you can see its a step through, us old folks cant get the leg over. Regards, Mike.”





Hammerhead style quad bike – AtomicZombie builders gallery

“Kat & Brad. Here is a picture of my wife’s bike I built for her. It was originally a Hammerhead trike, but I added the rear trike kit to make it a 4 wheeled bike. Thank you guys for such a terrific site and forum for us to learn and display our creations. Thanks again.

Taylor Christensen
Centennial Colorado.
A.K.A. taytayou812”

Jack’s handcycle trike Eastern Ukraine – AtomicZombie builders gallery

“Donor bikes are hard to come by in Eastern Ukraine, but I finally managed to find enough components to built this Atomic Zombie influenced trike. Our friend with disabilities has been getting a lot of good taking it out for a spin.”  ~ Jack Long

James’ slick chopper – AtomicZombie builders gallery

“My name is James. I have been into bicycles for about 27 yrs and year after started to do distant riding with a few mates only 42 km to the next town through hills one trip.
In 1995 I was run over by a drunk driver and only suffered from minor broken bones cuts and bruises memory problems (only a problem as I have getting older and the brain still thinks the body is young) and have had back problems since.
Later that year, a mate and me started to build a quad but our life’s took different paths.Many years later, I was watching a video on YouTube about a dude who was in a car accident and has had back problems and built a chopper cycle.
After that, I searched online and found AZ started to build a recumbent, but did not get too far before I started to build my chopper. Now working on building my second chopper in between finding work spending time with the wife and kids, working on the kids bikes and looking after my snake.”

Classic tandem quadcycle Wales circa 1940s

“Kia Ora. Thought you might be interested of this photo of my mum, (aged 17), & her mum riding one of the quads from Butlin’s holiday camp in Pwhelli, Wales in 1948. Came to New Zealand in 1952.” ~ Barry T.

That’s awesome, Barry. Thanks for sharing.


Bicycle Bearing Basics video tutorial – AZTV

This basic tutorial will demonstrate how to remove, grease, and assemble bicycle ball bearings. Although the bearings in a bicycle vary in size from component to component, the installation and maintenance are the same. The following steps will use the ball bearings from the head tube and bottom bracket as an example. Wheel hub bearings are also the same, although smaller in diameter. This and other bike building and welding tutorials are at AZTV.

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Handmade trikes, recumbents and choppers – AtomicZombie builders gallery

hand made kids' trike
So many new entries to the builders gallery it’s hard to keep up! Will be a big update to the gallery this week. In the meantime, check out the new members of the AZ family: Handmade trikes, recumbents and choppers – AtomicZombie builders gallery.

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AZ newsletter for Oct. 8 – AZTV & The Lost Files Part 2

Also in this issue, Part 2 of The Lost Files: TriTanic Tandem
This and archived Atomic Zombie newsletter are here:

Basic Fishmouth Cutting Tutorial

This basic tutorial will cover cutting a simple 90 degree fishmouth into round and square tubing. A fishmouth is a semi circular cut taken at the end of a tube so that it can be joined to another round tube. In bicycle frame building, it is often necessary to cut several fishmouths into the ends of the steel tubing where the head tube or bottom bracket will be installed.

More on this and other AZTV tutorials are here.