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

Philippines bike chopper

 “Good Day! I’m Carlo Ahillion from the Philippines.

I’ve been viewing your website “‘ and it helped me build my own chopper bicycle.

Attached is a picture of my bike that I wanna share with you guys, and hope to post it on your cool website! Thanks!” sez you rock!

Ron’s Chopper Recliner Recumbent

chopper recumbent

“It’s a chopper, recumbent, tandem, cruiser, comfort all in one. Best regards, Recliner Ron.”

Whoa! That’s cool, Ron. How does it handle?
Having a hard time finding that perfect gift for someone special? Atomic Zombie can help! Hats, shirts, hoodies, mugs, magnets, stickers, bbq aprons, Sigg water bottles, and more.

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Stolen recumbent tandem trike



“The two-seater was stolen. The other trike is what I ride now.

I used two children’s bike frames and an adult bike.  Simple to make and the parts can be replaced with regular bicycle parts.

The steering isn’t quite right though and that is the only drawback.

Sincerely, Keith Guthmiller”

Sorry to hear that the tandem trike was ripped off, Keith. You did such a great job and attention to details it was probably very tempting for someone to steal it. Good thing you took pictures and have a back up recumbent ride. 

Maybe someone will see the picture online and recognize the tandem as being stolen. Where are you located?

Atomic Zombies – you have a mission. Let’s spread the word and the picture to get Keith’s tandem returned to its rightful owner.

Custom handcycle trike from Hungary – AtomicZombie gallery

“Hello! This year’s project was the making of a hand bike planned by me similar to the Viking tandem.

I am glad that more people are building recumbent bikes for themselves, and that we may share it with the others in the world with the help of this site (

Together we can make miracles happen.

With greetings, Gábor Pihokker from Hungary”

AZ newsletter Nov. 22 – New AZTV vid, The Lost Files


New AZTV video
The Lost Files
Zombie Feedback
Builders Gallery

James’ slick chopper – AtomicZombie builders gallery

“My name is James. I have been into bicycles for about 27 yrs and year after started to do distant riding with a few mates only 42 km to the next town through hills one trip.
In 1995 I was run over by a drunk driver and only suffered from minor broken bones cuts and bruises memory problems (only a problem as I have getting older and the brain still thinks the body is young) and have had back problems since.
Later that year, a mate and me started to build a quad but our life’s took different paths.Many years later, I was watching a video on YouTube about a dude who was in a car accident and has had back problems and built a chopper cycle.
After that, I searched online and found AZ started to build a recumbent, but did not get too far before I started to build my chopper. Now working on building my second chopper in between finding work spending time with the wife and kids, working on the kids bikes and looking after my snake.”

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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Chopper Fork Strength

“I recently picked up a chopper/lowrider project bike, have been tinkering with it, and am curious to the strength of the fork.  It’s a triple-tree style, 1.25″ OD, 1/16″ wall, 29″ total length (tip to tip) fork, with a disc brake mount. The dropouts are 1/4”.

Read more and join the discussion:  Chopper Fork Strength.

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1980s handmade recumbent trike

“Hello! In this picture is  me on my build  trike  in 1988. At the moment, I’m working on 5 new models. The first one will be finished after few weeks so if you like I can send some photos of my new creation for your gallery.  Regards, Sunny Doran.”

Ahh…the 80s. Very cool, Sunny. Thanks for sharing.