This and archived Atomic Zombie newsletters are here.
|our own AtomicZombie tadpole trike|
“Hi. I’ve attached photos of my bike. I built it several years ago as part of my A level tech project, but have only just got round to sending it to your guys! There’s plenty more of the build process at https://picasaweb.google.com/117393189104529565918/Bike
The bike comes in at almost 3 meters long, has a liquid-filled top-tube and a Schwinn stingray rear wheel, fitted with 3-speed hub gear, controlled by a suicide shift (there’s also a suicide bell, just because).
And just to top it off, the electrics run off rechargeable batteries inside the fender, with front and rear (glowing exhaust style) lights each controlled by a switch behind the saddle.
Hope you like it, Toby”
Here is a picture of me riding the Vigilante I completed last year for the Lord Mayor of London’s Skyride, that I took part in this weekend. It was like having a bad itch, trying to keep it under wraps for so long, but what a blast riding it through the streets of London!
The pic is me riding along Embankment along the side of the river Thames, after passing Buckingham palace and riding down The Mall! I felt like the king of the road! On this bike I think I was! The plans and instruction were great, and it was a blast to build and ride. I only had 4 spokes on the back, and decided the same on the front would be cool to!
I also added 5 speeds on the back and some small changes to the bars, and added a pivoting sissy bar friction brake that smells of burnt rubber when you use it, and at higher speeds actually smokes! How cool is that? To say I am happy with the bike, and had the best time ever would be an understatement! A grin from ear to ear that has been permanently fixed since the ride! All the very best, Tim Heyes”
|our own Vigilante chopper|
“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.”
“Hi, guys and gals. My name is Amos and I’m a Zom… newbie with about 30 sec. of stick welding experience (which was 5 or more years ago) who’s chomping at the proverbial bit to make himself a custom bike. (BTW, are all members of the forum considered Zombies, or just those who’ve completed a bike?)”
Read more and join the discussion: New Zombie from SW Missouri (Springfield).