Handmade trikes, recumbents and choppers – AtomicZombie builders gallery

hand made kids' trike
So many new entries to the builders gallery it’s hard to keep up! Will be a big update to the gallery this week. In the meantime, check out the new members of the AZ family: Handmade trikes, recumbents and choppers – AtomicZombie builders gallery.

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AZ newsletter for Oct. 8 – AZTV & The Lost Files Part 2

Also in this issue, Part 2 of The Lost Files: TriTanic Tandem
This and archived Atomic Zombie newsletter are here:

Basic Fishmouth Cutting Tutorial

This basic tutorial will cover cutting a simple 90 degree fishmouth into round and square tubing. A fishmouth is a semi circular cut taken at the end of a tube so that it can be joined to another round tube. In bicycle frame building, it is often necessary to cut several fishmouths into the ends of the steel tubing where the head tube or bottom bracket will be installed.

More on this and other AZTV tutorials are here.

AZ newsletter Sept. 22 – NEW AZTV tutorial with videos!

This and other AZ newsletters can be found here:

Phil’s Highroller build thread!

“So I took the plunge yesterday and started my Highroller. I’m doing things a little different than the plans, but I think it will turn out ok. If not, I’ll make it ok!

I am using the seat stays and chainstays from my donor bike. I’m currently working on boxing in the chainstays where they meet the bottom bracket. I’m hoping that it will be strong enough once I am done. I’ll be posting pictures of what I’ve done so far.”

Read more and join the discussion:     Phil’s Highroller build thread!


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Holger’s recumbent tadpole trike – Germany

Hello, here is my second Project. Holger Wagner, Germany.”


our own AtomicZombie tadpole trike

Mini bike chopper from Russia

Mini bike chopper from Russia “Hello. My name is Aleksadr. I am from Moscow, Russia. I send you a photo for your gallery of builders. It’s a mini chopper I made for my son for school. I will be very glad if you put our mini chopper in your gallery. Viewing your photos has inspired me on construction of it.”

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.”


New Zombie from SW Missouri (Springfield)

“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).


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“Have you ever just used brazing with a gas torch instead of stick welding to build your bike’s wit?” Read more and join the discussion:   Brazing.


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