Netherlands Lowlife Limo

 “My name is Willem Willemsen, 48-years old and I’m from the Netherlands (West coast). My bike project started about 2 years ago, after I strolled around on the Internet. I used to ride motorcycles, but because of the lack of space and funds, I was looking out for some worthy replacement.

And, that’s where the bikes stepped in. So, I started the project together with a colleague of mine (who worked in our company’s workshop). We used a lot of scrap metal and second-hand bike parts.

The result was this 10′ long lowrider which weighs around 90-100 lbs. It has a 3-speed SRAM coasterhub,a 28″ front wheel and a 26″ 80 mm wide rear wheel. That’s the story in a nutshell.”

 
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Junk bikes get new life – AtomicZombie builders gallery

“I picked a pair of old Schwinn OCC StingRay bikes from a the country, they were both in extremely bad condition. The chains were rusted solid and had to be cut off with a side grinder.

Everything on the bikes had to be sanded or wire brushed. The original frame configuration was a 20″ wheel on the rear and a 24″ wheel on the front. I extended and lowered the rear drop outs, the front forks, and the kickstand in order to accommodate 26″ wheels on the front and the back. I also had to recess the inside of the front forks to allow enough room for the 36v geared front wheel motor that I added. I moved the foot peg from the front forks to a rear location.

I built and welded on the front wheel disc brake mounting bracket and the rear rack. I mounted the 36v lithium battery to the front of the down tube. I also cut and leaned the seat post back a few inches and gave the bike the blacked out treatment.

Hope you guys like it, Michael Welch”

 

 

 

 

 

 

KoolKat SWB recumbent by Tim

“Hi Brad/Kat. Thanks again for the inspiration.

Having bought a few plans, in the process of completing my quad with 2 wheel rachet drive, I got a copy of the Bike Bonanza Book.

So after 2 days effort my son now has a KoolKat recumbent.

Such an easy build should be recommend as the starting pint for everyone, as it is very pleasing to get such a good result so quickly.

Thanks again. Please post the photos if they are suitable. Kind regards, Tim aka go1000go.”

 

Eric’s many handmade bikes choppers – Part 2

Eric shares more of his homemade custom bikes:  Eric’s many handmade bikes choppers – Part 2.

 

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Eric’s many handmade bikes choppers – Part 1

Check out some of Eric’s cool and crazy rides:  Eric’s many handmade bikes choppers – Part 1.

 

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Handmade recumbent tadpoletrike from Missouri

Check out Elmer’s cool new ride:    Handmade recumbent tadpoletrike from Missouri

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Australian steam punk jet pack bike – check this out!

“”I’ve been looking at alternate forms of transport, and because the regulations on things like mopeds and electric vehicles are so ridiculous I decided to focus on pedal power. Since the instigations of mandatory helmet laws in the early 1990s, here in Australia, people rode their bikes into the garage never to be seen again. But, that is a different story.”

Read more:  Australian steam punk jet pack bike – check this out!

 

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Atomic Zombie Newsletter for August 23

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