Bike builders news – Pedal Positive!

Think Positive…Pedal Positive! In this issue, Joe Crennen, the creative genius behind Pedal Positive, reveals what drives his creativity, the birth of Pedalpalooza and pedal tractor pull competitions. Folks in Colorado love bikes. Read about some of the unique human powered projects Joe works on.

Also in this issue, Builders Gallery: recumbents, trikes, choppers, tandems, kids’ bikes, tallbikes, electric and motor cycles, cargo bicycles, and more. More than 2 million views!

We need your help. Find out how you can get involved.

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Quad bike in England

“Hi. Here is a pic of my quad for the gallery.

Chris West
Gloucestershire, England”

Home built quadcycle by Chris, England.

 

Nice quad, Chris. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia Beach cruiser

 “Hi, my name is Allan Wunnenberg, I live in Virginia Beach, VA.

I like to build recumbents, and I also like choppers, so I went to a police auction and bought three bicycles: one was a three speed with a coaster brake, and that FAT seat  (thought that was cool) and decided to build a beach cruiser.

I did all the welding, and it has a chameleon paint job. I spent about $40.00 for everything.”

Nice job, Allan. That phat seat is awesome!

Hurry – time is running out on this special bike plan offer.

Warrior recumbent tadpole trike in Greece

Built by Stathis Mikropoulo

You can build your own Warrior tadpole trike like Stathis did.

 

The Warrior Racing Trike takes performance and looks to all new heights. With triple disc brakes, under seat steering, and a general racing attitude, the Warrior would easily pass for an expensive production import. Built using inexpensive bicycle components and steel tubing, the Warrior weighs in at only 43 pounds, and has perfect handling and braking characteristics. There is not one single machined part on the entire trike, and everything can be built using only a basic welder, hand drill, and angle grinder!

The Warrior Racing Trike uses commonly available 20mm hubs, so there are no hard to find or overly expensive components needed. The frame is completely made of square steel tubing,and everything else on the Warrior Trike can be found at bicycle shops or hacked from scrap bicycles. The building process is designed to allow anyone with a Do-It-Yourself desire to finish his or her own version of the Warrior without requiring previous bike building experience or specialized tools and skills.

If you have been eyeing up those expensive imported recumbent trikes, but think $4,500 is a bit too steep of a price tag, then get out your tools and build it yourself! For thousands of dollars less than the price of a basic tadpole trike, you can create your very own racing trike that will rival many of the factory built machines available.

Take a look at our Builders Gallery to see other Warrior examples, including many creative modifications to the plan. Our international builders community ranges from students to retired engineers, but they all have one thing in common – the desire to build their own stuff!

 

 

Bike chopper in snowy England

“Hi, my name is Rob, from Colchester, Essex, England.

I made the bike to learn welding. My welding is still really bad.

The bike is made from a kids bike front welded to a BMX back half. I extended the forks using old gas pipe. The handlebars were found in my nan’s garage.

The whole bike has cost me nothing at all as it is all made from bits lying around.

Any more info wanted please let me know. Kind regards, Rob.”

Five bike plans for 25 bucks. Time is running out.

AZ newsletter February 7

West Virginia recumbent
Velo concepts
New Orleans cargo bike
Builders community
Pub style bike
Cargo bikes in Africa

$55 Front Wheel Drive (No Weld) Recumbent Bicycle

“Hey, ran into your guys’ DIY blog and  I love it. Just finished a no-weld fwd ‘bent and thought I’d share the pics. My name is Jeff Hughes at http://omnomination.blogspot.com/2012/01/front-wheel-drive-recumbent-bicycle.html