Introduction: BSX (Bike Scooter Cross)

The aim of the BSX project was to produce a fun, neat little vehicle that proves the potential of a Bike/Scooter hybrid. I believe there is a gap in the market for a folding/pocket bike that is rugged enough to withstand tricks and also have a cool visual appeal. I spent far more time and money on the project than intended, but I didn't want to compromise on any part of it! Im delighted with the finished bike. I think it looks cool and most importantly It's extremely fun to mess around on!

The Bike is made from a host of dissasembled micro-scooters for the head tube and neck, a childs balance bike for the pneumatic 10" wheels and fork. BMX bars and grips slightly cut down. 140mm cranks with 52T chainring and 16T freewheel. Magnesium pedals (yes I had a "money no object" moment!). The frame is 4mm laser cut alu sheet designed in 2D CAD (2 pieces joined with two lengths of alu box section top and bottom)

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rooney321 (author)2013-08-24

how did you manage to mate the rear cog to the wheel of a balance bike?

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instructab0y (author)rooney3212014-01-30

The balance bike had a drum style brake on the rear wheel. This conveniently unscrewed to leave a threaded circle attached to the hub. Conveniently again, the thread accepted a 16T freewheel!

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rooney321 (author)2013-08-20

very cool

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basementhacker (author)2013-04-03

There needs to be a sport with these - I would so totally do it.

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ambroise (author)2012-08-15

hello
i find your projet so nice
they are 5 years ago i would like to do the same bike but i dont arrive to do it
excuse me for my bad english i am french
it s was cool if you can give some video
thank you for your instructables
amby

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SelkeyMoonbeam (author)2012-07-30

This is great! How does it feel to ride? (Also, you should enter it into the Bicycle Contest: https://www.instructables.com/contest/bicycle/)

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Thanks SMB! My aim was to make the ride position identical to pedalling a bmx without a seat (stand up position). Since it's a street/skate park vehicle I felt it didn't really need a seat (like some trials bikes). It is not designed for riding long distances, however it feels comfortable and stable to get around on. I will try and get some action shots up soon

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sebastien13 (author)instructab0y2012-08-05

i find your projet so nice but we need more picture plans or video
good idea i want to do one

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ossum (author)2012-08-02

This thing looks like a ton of fun, and I really like how "production ready" it looks (besides the missing brake I guess, any ideas on implementing that? or is it fixed gear?).

I would love to see some video of it in action. It's hard to judge the scale, but it looks to me like you would be bending over quite a lot to reach the bars.

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instructab0y (author)ossum2012-08-02

I think it would work great with a small disc brake on the back wheel as it does freewheel. The ride position is identical to riding out of the saddle on a BMX. Im 6"5" so I'm probably not the best person to demo it! but I'll put a vid up soon.
cheers

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