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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Atomic Zombie Newsletter for Sept. 13 – Bike builders edition

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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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