Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gerard's extreme bike choppers - AtomicZombie builders gallery

Thought you might be interested! Gerard from London England

Building my first trike

 "Ok up until now I've just been a copycat, but I think I became a true zombie today. I came up with an idea to make handle bar extension like Brad did on the Viking plans page 161. I'll post a few pics."

Read more here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New AZTV adventure coming soon

We've been working on something totally new for bike builders of all ages and abilities. Stay tuned...announcement coming this week.

"Concentric Axle" dual drive trike axle idea - AtomicZombie builders forum

"I was reading up on some other axle threads and got this idea that I'm gonna try with my freshly scored granny trike waiting for zombification!" 

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Chain control opinions please? AtomicZombie builders forum

"I have two questions for those with some experience, related to routing of the chain on a marauder. With Quebec roads being in rough shape in general, I'm trying to prevent too much chain flop/slap without adding too much resistance."

Read more and join the discussion:  Chain control opinions please?

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Making sparks - AtomicZombie builders forum

"Well, today I decided if I don't start I can never finish. I am pleased with the progress I made.
My welds belong on the wall of shame but I think they are strong. I did grind them out a few times and reweld them and also welded up the holes I blew in the tube a couple times."

Read more and join the discussion:  Making sparks

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

John's sick bike chopper - New York

Looking good, John! That beaming smile says it all. Nice work. 

Holger's recumbent tadpole trike - Germany

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

our own AtomicZombie tadpole trike

Mark's handmade bike chopper - AtomicZombie builders gallery

"This is a chopper I built using parts from four different bikes.  It is a work in progress.  Mark Anderson - USA"

Toby's Cyclops Bike Chopper

"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"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rob's recycled bike chopper

"You and Kat were the inspiration for me giving this bike building a go. The frame is made from pieces of 11 recycled bike frames, the forks are five BMX forks cut and welded together. Cheers Rob."

Awesome work, Rob. Give yourself a well deserved pat on the back. 

Bike E to a tadpole Trike E

"Thanks for the suggestions. I purchased the bike e in 2001. I did not think about the aluminum frame when posted. The bolt on idea is great. The tricruzer is what I had in mind, but I wanted to keep the same steering mechanism. I may switch gears and just build something from my mountain bike so I can weld."

Read more and join the discussion:  Bike E to a tadpole Trike E


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Interesting web page on hi-tech battery charger & batteries

"I came across a huge web site called Wheelchairdriver.com

It's run by a disabled Englishman who has done extensive work on building and modifying electric wheelchairs for his own use, and who has researched a lot of the associated technology, such as batteries, chargers, and control systems."

Read more and join the discussion:  Interesting web page on hi-tech battery charger & batteries

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cable routing questions - Atomic Zombie builders forum

"So I got my plans!!! I'm getting ready to start hacking up my donor bikes and get this bike on the road. However I had some questions regarding cable routing. My donor bike's front derailleur cables run down the down tube, under the bottom bracket and up to the front derailleur."

Read more and join the discussion: Cable routing questions

Missouri StreetFox tadpole trike

"Here is my StreetFox. It took me a month to build. I live in St. Louis, Missouri.  I have over 100 miles on it. Elmer Iverson."

our own StreetFox tadpole trike

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."

Introducing the whike: Britain's first bike with a SAIL hits the streets

"How it will fare if Hurricane Katia hits Britain next week is anyone's guess.

But for now one teen is making the most of the windy weather by sailing through the streets on Britain's first roadworthy wind-powered bike.

Ned Aufenast, of Bawdsey, Suffolk, caught the eye of a Dutch manufacturer, after designing a similar windsurfing tricycle for an A-level project."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Homemade trailer hitches - tip

"Here's a tip I just read on another site. I thought - "Hey that's actually a very good idea." so here it is for AZ folks too.

Question:  Any suggestions for homemade trailer hitches?"

Read more and join the discussion:  homemade trailer hitches - tip

Idea for electric power with pedal generator--feedback requested.

"Hi all, it's been a while since I posted. Been busy but I check in and lurk often. Lots of great projects and ideas here.

My last big idea if you remember, was the Twin Fox...sort of a double-vision Street Fox with two seats, side by side, and four wheels. So far it's remained just an idea, but one that keeps smoldering on the back burner."

Read more and join the discussion:  Idea for electric power with pedal generator--feedback requested.

Taking the plunge in central MO

"Greetings from Mexico, MO!

Ok, Finally did it. Purchased several plans, and will be acquiring a welder soon. Will be building the Loderunner first, as that makes the most sense with what I use the bike for."

Read more and join the discussion:  Taking the plunge in central MO

Monday, September 12, 2011

Adrian's Longshot recumbent

"I finally finished my Voyageur. The project is described in detail here: http://www.brennans.net/adrian/blog/chrono.

Thanks to Brad for the design, and to many individuals here for inspiration and advice. Cheers, Adrian"

our own Voyageur recumbent

Vigilante Inferno by Tim - UK

"Hi folks!

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

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"

Larry's chain drive steering recumbent - AtomicZombie builders gallery

"Re-did this one. Chain drive steering. Thanks, Larry (aka KOTA)"

Custom bike chopper from Sweden - AtomicZombie builders forum

"Hi. I'm completely sold in building custom bikes and here is one of my bikes so far. Have a look at my site, aroskustom.se for other up coming projects! Greetings from Sweden, Niklas."

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."

Being a Zombie Made me a Bicycle Sociopath

:Like a mad slasher, whenever I see all but the nicest upright bikes..." 

Read more and join the discussion:  Being a Zombie Made me a Bicycle Sociopath

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dale's Red Meridian Recumbent, Iowa

"My latest build. Parts from 5 different bikes including the sweet multi-spoke front wheel and tire from a police auction bike. Did a slight adjustment to the seat for a more upright position. Thanks for the great plans! Best wishes on your new rural adventure, Dale Decorah, Iowa."

our own AtomicZombie Meridian Recumbent