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Don't you hate it that when you want to go over to a friend to play ping pong you can't because he lives in a flat and there is no room for a ping pong table? I know I do.

Here is the solution :

With the pingpong bicycle (for the brittish : wifwafcycle ) you finally can go anywhere and take your ping pong table with you.
Hours of fun ping ponging in the middle of fields, on pavements, on squares in the city, even on the road (this is not adviced)
are guaranteed with this easy to make yet proffessional grade ping pong bicycle.
 
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Step 1: Find old bicycles and metal tubing

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Find an old bicycle to cut up

Finding old bicycles can be hard in some parts of the world, there is a good instructable on buying used bicycles if you click here, but i advice to look for free ones (i'm just cheap)

Then you need some metal tubing. if you're lucky you can find tubing like i did (already tube welded on 90 degrees).

Step 2: Put it all together into a frame

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Put all the parts together and weld it up.

There is a nice instructable on building a cargo bike if you click here, for this you can follow untill step 7.


If you're really going for a zero budget bike (except for some welding elektrodes an elektricity) you can in stead of buying ball joints make your own steering rod couplings like I did : 

I took a bolt and welded it to the front fork. 
On a tube that fitted around the bolt I welded another bolt.
On the steering red I welded another tube that fitted around the bolt.

Check out the pictures if this isn't clear.
MaskMarvl1 year ago
Hahahaha... where's the video of you riding your ping-pong bike on the street while a couple of your buddies play ping-pong? :D
onrust1 year ago
What the.......I don't.........it's just..........WOW man!
Bizarre, must be a first, I think. Crosswinds are probably not good news.
Love it!
lol... ditto that! ;-D
hvegar1 year ago
wanna hear of other use of pinpong?
http://www.rockethub.com/projects/9684-codename-space-pong
jongscx1 year ago
Next step, add wheels so it can be ridden while the table is down, and have the players ALSO on bicycles...
Me: Oh, this will be so useful! Me later: I don't even play ping pong (or wif waf (Who the heck named that? At least ping pong makes sense. ?-) ) )
Someone MUST do this.
:D
How could that possibly end badly.......
lol
Trino11 year ago
Gracias por compartir. Creo que falta mucho para simplificar esta idea, que me gusta mucho, pero que veo muy compleja, un buen primer intento.
Thanks for sharing. I think there's a long way to simplify this idea, I like it, but it's very complex, good first try.
M0HIZ1 year ago
I'm British and I've never heard ping pong being called "wif waf"
Arena1 year ago
Hilarious!!! You should be given a crown or whatever you english folks
get for superior work, something nice from a prince, maybe a tap on the sholder
with a sharp instrument.
davintosh1 year ago
Nice Instructable, but for the actual project, words fail me... I love the idea, but the practical part of me is stuck in "what the..."
Jimmeh301 year ago
Um... Assuming anyone takes this seriously... and just a general warning for those who don't know, if you're going to attempt to weld galvanised iron (like the tube frames often found on a ping pong table) or any other pieces of gal steel from any source, DON'T! Unless of course you own a fume suit (space suit). Welding through zinc creates very poisonous gasses, you might as well put a gun to your head.
I'd like to see this in transit. I WANT ONE. I LOVE THIS, LOVE!
Dude, you def. need to post a video of this being ridden!
woofman1 year ago
Truly an interesting project....kooky perhaps.... but fun and since I am a serious ping pong player, of some utility as well. I love projects like these, they have a passion and focus that reflects a truly independent spirit.
All you need now is to be-able to swivel the table top and you have a sail!
I have a hard time to understand if the table is fixed open on the bike as the 1st pic suggests or if the bike is mainly used as a carriage with the table folded on its side for transporting.
Now I also feel a few things are missing :
1) a box or pouch to store rackets and balls when transporting.
2) 2 bicycles attached to each end of the table one for each player (the table must not have all the fun !...).
3) a hoisting rig of some sort to lift the "bike-table" to your partner's elevated apartment floor as I understand this was primarily aimed at playing at friends who didn't have enough room to have a permanent table tennis (posh ! posh !) table set up !
4) provide the whole setup with a map of local roads large enough (freeways for instance) so that players could practice and play with the table fully deployed while moving the table from one place to another.
5) mention your lawyer number on the frame so you can call him immediately in case of an emergency.
Still a lot of work on the road to perfection !
Good luck !
;D
Speaking as a British, I am happy to tell you that we also call this game ping pong (or gnip gnop in my house). Brilliant instructable, thank you so much for sharing it. It's given me all sorts of ideas!
Table Tennis?
Only if you're posh!
ynze1 year ago
Great way of klooiing in de marge :-D

Fantastic and inspiring I'ble. Thanks for sharing!

Y.
ynze1 year ago
Great way of klooiing in de marge :-D

Fantastic and inspiring I'ble. Thanks for sharing!

Y.