April 25 newsletter – AtomicZombie

Feature article by Brad Graham (Radical Brad):
Building a rebar greenhouse
Costa Rica recumbent lowracer
Edmonton trike
Chopper in Turkey
USA velomobile
Trike in Denmark
Michigan custom bikes
Australian chopper
Spring into bike building
Manufactured bike parts
This and archived AZ newsletters are here.

Trike in Edmonton, Alberta

It’s called the Cancer Trike, because I started working on it after being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. It’s been great therapy, and I owe you all a big thank you for showing me that anyone can do a project like this. I’m already planning a second trike.

Thatbikeguy
James
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Trikes, trikes and more trikes!

Besides choppers, we’re getting a whack of gallery submissions for trikes. Here are some recent additions of these three wheeled wonders to the Atomic Zombie family of home built bikes:

Soon to be completed! WOLF of Mich.

 

David Cole
Suffolk, England

 

Dewey Johnson
Louisiana

 

Hey, my name is Francis Labbe, I’m from Sherbrooke City, Quebec, Canada.
This is my project named FL500. Thanks!

 

Fritz Schantz: Artie’s warrior is complete!
Did headtube steering to keep cable mess to a minimum.
The seat is hinged off of the wheel booms and sprung at the back mount.
Thanks for the awesome plans!

 

This is my version of the Warrior trike.
P.S. It rides great.
John
Deltona, Florida

April 18 newsletter

Featured article by Radical Brad:

*** Painting Your Project ***

Choppers from around the world
UK tall bike
Warrior trikes
SpinCycle in England
Spirit SWB recumbent
Cargo bike in Sweden
Bike builders chat
Spring into bike building
Manufactured parts for your projects

And, more new stuff in the builders gallery.

AZ newsletter April 10

 

Welcome to our new Atomic Zombie web site!
*** Feature article by Brad Graham (Radical Brad):
Salvaging Wheel Parts ***
Choppers in Greece, Estonia, Australia & Croatia
 USA SpinCycle
Australia radical trike
Bike builders chat
California recumbent & trailer
Spring into bike building
Atomic Zombie manufactured parts for your bike projects

More chopper crazy

New to the builders gallery this week:

From Estonia

 Margo Maripuu, Tallinn, Estonia

More >>

Bike builders rock!

Atomic Zombie manufactured parts for your bike projects

Due many, many requests, we will be manufacturing some parts that are used on our delta trikes and quads.

We will be starting with the wheel and transmission parts, and hope to add more to our inventory in response to the demand. We may even offer spokes, bearings, chains, and many other common bicycle parts that are used on practically every project.

Some of the Delta Trike parts we will offer:

Part (A) is a disc brake axle adapter, and it will allow you to install a standard bicycle disc brake onto a 5/8 or 3/4 inch diameter steel axle. The part will be drilled and tapped for standard disc brake rotor mounting and will include a set screw for connection to the axle.

Part (B) is a threaded freehub axle adapter that will allow a Shimano type screw-on freehub to be affixed to a 5/8 or 3/4 inch diameter steel axle. This part will include a set screw for connection to the axle.

Part (C) is a threaded freehub axle adapter that also includes a disc brake mounting flange. This part is basically a combination of Part (A) and Part (B) so both a free hub and disc brake can be affixed in the same place using a single part.

Part (D) is a hub flange that will allow a wheel to be laced directly to a 5/8 or 3/4 inch diameter steel axle. These parts are sold in pairs and will include 18 or 24 drilled spoke holes for 36 or 48 hole rims.

AZ DIY projects that require adapters and hubs.

All of our DIY trike and quadcycle plans use one or more of these parts, and you certainly use these parts to design your own unique vehicles based on our plans or from scratch. Having these parts available means that you can shave days off your build time or possibly weeks if you have to wait in line at the machine shop for your parts to be made.

Because we will be making these in quantities, we can manufacture them for less than what a machine shop would charge for a single unit.

All of our parts are tested to fit on the axle and freehub, so there will be no guesswork or problems when it comes time to install them.

Our freehub and brake adapter will allow standard bicycle components to be adapted to any 5/8 or 3/4 axle so that transmission and braking can be included. A threaded freehub will screw on to the adapter and a standard bicycle disc brake rotor will bolt onto the included flange.

With these two components mounted to the axle, you can use a standard bicycle rear derailleur to add speeds and a standard mechanical bicycle disc brake to offer solid stopping power.

All of our plans that include two rear wheels make use of one or more of these freehub and disc brake adapters. With our freehub and disc brake adapters, you can add a pedal transmission to practically anything with an axle.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the parts we intend to offer, please let us know! Contact us on the main Atomic Zombie site. We will start off with a small batch of parts and then base our inventory from the response.

Here’s the list of possible custom manufactured parts again:

A.    Disc brake axle adapter, and it will allow you to install a standard bicycle disc brake onto a 5/8 or 3/4 inch diameter steel axle. The part will be drilled and tapped for standard disc brake rotor mounting and will include a set screw for connection to the axle.

B.    Threaded freehub axle adapter that will allow a Shimano type screw-on freehub to be affixed to a 5/8 or 3/4 inch diameter steel axle. This part will include a set screw for connection to the axle.

C.    Threaded freehub axle adapter that also includes a disc brake mounting flange.

D.    Hub flange that will allow a wheel to be laced directly to a 5/8 or 3/4 inch diameter steel axle. These parts are sold in pairs and will include 18 or 24 drilled spoke holes for 36 or 48 hole rims.

We are currently collecting names so that we can tell the machine shop how many parts to make in one run. That number will dictate the unit price, so the more people who are interested, the lower the price per unit will be and we can pass those savings along to you.

In terms of shipping costs, those will be determined once we have the prototypes back from the shop, (within a couple of weeks). Once we have tested the prototypes, we will determine packaging and shipping costs.

Stay tuned to the forum, newsletter, Facebook and AZ site for announcements.

New Atomic Zombie web site

The latest news from Atomic Zombie
 

April 5, 2012 

Welcome to our new look! It has taken us a long time to get the new site organized, and we hope that you like the new layout.

We plan to add a Search function soon.

The Builders Gallery will be getting a facelift, too. We are working on new gallery software that will allow our bike building community to upload their own photos.

Stay up-to-date with the latest AZ news by subscribing to our newsletter (see above) and news feed.

Thanks for the feedback, and stay tuned for many new Atomic Zombie adventures coming soon.

AtomicZombie forum feedback

 “Brad & Kat: thank you so much, truly couldn’t do it without you. Thanks to all the people, no zombies, for taking the time to post your bikes, trikes comments and help. You all really help make it easier.

I love to look at all the bikes and trikes from all over the world.

Now, if we could just find a deserving person and help him with a really cool trike. Wait we are doing that. This is the best web site.

It is cool to be a little part of all this. Thanks from Arkansas, Mad7.”

Thanks, Mad. We’re pleased that you are a part of our special community.

 

Atomic Zombie April 2 newsletter

  *** Feature article by Brad Graham (Radical Brad): *** 
Atomic Zombie manufactured parts for your bike

Australia chopcycle project

Costa Rica choppers
Australia chopper
Kinetic sculpture
Michigan Penny Farthing
Connecticut Warrior
Bike builders chat
South Carolina motorized bike
Ontario chopper
Ohio tall bike
Ski bike in France
And more bikes in the builders gallery