Instructables

"RUSTBUCKET" - Stretch Crank-Forward Cruiser

MOTIVATION:
Friends of mine have his and hers 'comfort' cruisers with the bottom bracket well forward of the seat post, and I admired the style.  I volunteered to participate in a community event that combined healthy lifestyles, creative 3-D art, and recycling called "The Visalia Bike Project".
Artists, activists, cyclists, and zanies joined to prepare "Kinetic Sculpture" entries for the St. Patrick's Day parade.
(The second photo shows another of my three creations, in the background).

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DESCRIPTION:
Two curvy-style full-size girl's bikes were welded together into an extremely long wheelbase cruiser.
This crank-forward bike is essentially a stretched cruiser/comfort bike with the seat moved rearward on the bike. This allows a lower seat height, and the pilot can sit with feet on the ground.

SPECIAL NOTE:
There are THREE creations in this series of Instructables. The others are:

"THE VAPORIZER" - - "THE SPIN-DOCTOR"
Please take a look at them all, and let me know what you think and how to make them better. Thanks!!
 
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Step 1: TOOLS & MATERIALS

TOOLS:
standard bike maintenance tools - wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, vicegrips, hammer
a chain repair tool (to disassemble & assemble bicycle chains)
hacksaw & electric angle-grinder
grinding wheel & abrasive flap sanding wheel
welding gear (or a friendly somewhat crazy nearby welder)

MATERIALS:
two curved-frame girl's bicycles and misc parts - (if you don't have access to a "bike pile", then search for discarded dumpster-cycles and yard sales)
hydrogen peroxide (to cause rust)
colorful spray paint
(optional but recommended = beer)