The new Atomic Zombie gallery is now online. Members can post and link to pictures, share comments, rate others’ pictures and more. You must register as a member of the AZ forum to post in the gallery.
Guests can still view the gallery and use some functions, but to fully enjoy the gallery, please become a member. It’s free.
The gallery that we have had for years will be migrated to the new gallery this summer. It will stay online at the main AZ site until all pictures are in the new gallery.
We look forward to seeing your own bikes in our new gallery, and thanks for joining our worldwide community.
|Bike building is an international past time.|
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.|
|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.
“Remember those plastic big wheel toys, where you cranked on the hand-brake to spin out? Meet its big-boy cousin ! Just pull up on the blue handle and hang on. I also built it so that it detaches with no tools required, a simple hook and spring system holds it in place.”
|My son’s 1st project. Code name “Forked-up”.|
|Spring into bike building. AtomicZombie can help.|
Discarded or worn out bicycles offer many good parts and can often be found at local scrap yards, city dumps, or yard sales for a few dollars. Even if you plan to build a custom creation using all new parts, this hobby will seem inexpensive compared to many, as you can purchase a brand new bicycle at a store for less than a hundred dollars.
The great thing about hacking and welding bicycles is that you will be working with all steel components, which are much stronger, more common, and much less expensive than high grade aluminum or carbon fiber bicycle parts. If you have never torn a bicycle apart before, then this basic introduction will show you all you need to complete a total bicycle autopsy in minutes, stripping an entire cycle down to the individual parts using only a few basic hand tools.
You can build your own recumbent bike, tadpole trike, chopper, velomobile, electric scooter, delta trike, quadcycle or tandem trike from our easy to follow plans. All of our plans are easily modified to suit your own needs and you can work with the materials you have on hand.
Combine the ideas presented in several plans into a unique home built recumbent bike, or create your own racing trike based on one of our DIY plans. The possibilities are endless!