Step 16: Photo 17 - Making the handlebar loop

SkyWalker's handlebars are actually a large loop made from 1 inch conduit. This allows them to span the entire height of the frame, allowing the pilot to begin steering from the ground and climb up the entire ladder while maintaining total control of the bike. Well, total control may not be the best term to use, but you can certainly make it from the ground to the seat without any real problem. I often ascended the ladder while riding down a narrow sidewalk, so the ability to steer and climb was certainly acceptable. Photo 17 shows the 4 factory elbows and length of 1 inch electrical conduit used to make the handlebar loop. The handlebar loop needs to be wide enough so that it does not interfere with pedaling while steering.
man, this is such a great ible!! love the bike. i would love to ride something like this. i don't know why people look at the dangerous cons so much. have some fun!
I have an idea for another bike, you could have both wheels turn the opposite direction (such as some long vehicles like firetrucks) for quicker turns. Just a thought.
for that reason our tractor has two brakes,one for the left wheel and one for the right
im pretty sure that what he means is that, for turning right, have the front wheel turn towards the right and the back wheel turn towards the left, and vice versa for turning left.
A small piece holds the pedals together for normal braking.
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Well, fine, it's already made...how about....a bike with tank like treads on the front and back instead of wheels (ultimate snow bike).
wouldn't it be hard to pedal it in snow?
Have you fallen?
I have to wonder- How do you get off of it? If you stop, it's falling one way or the other. I imagine turning is relatively easy with the chopper-like castor though
find a lamp pole,hold on it,climb slowly down,watch bike fall over and shatter into a million pieces
If you read it, he said that you use the gyroscopics of the bike moving forward to get on and off.
this was sooo long but i loved it! when i saw &quot;Step 27&quot; for some reason i this &quot;Step 27,234,243,344&quot; lol
that'd hurt if you fell off<br />
The physics of a bike is crazy. It's like trying to balance a pencil upright on your finger (really hard) then balance a broom upright on your finger and it's really easy! It's weird but on a bike the higher your CG the more balanced you are.
People keep asking how you get on, don't be lazy and just read the instructable. He explains the whole thing.
What if you made two of these, (identical of course) and made a stilt-like four-wheeler? You could weld strong pipes from one to the other around the rider's area, and you could even ride it over cars if it were tall enough. You'd have to join steering and power, of course.
*if it were wide enough*
death in the making. AWESOME!!! (not the death, the bike)
Would love to see the video, but couldn't find it on atomiczombie. Mostly, I want to know how you get on and off :-). Looks like you'd fall over before getting going... Do you give it a push, jump on, and climb up while it's rolling?
The video can be seen at www.chopzone.com .
tht would suc if u fell
Just go to AtomicZombie.com and click on videos. You can see that the tallbike is mounted and dismounted while in motion, which is why the handlebars span the entire height of the frame. Brad
That's a sweet bike. You are the god of homemade bikes, for sure.<br/><br/>Where is the video on your website? I got to <a rel="nofollow" href="http://atomiczombie.com/videos-video.htm">this page</a>, but I don't see either of your tallbikes on there.<br/>
Maybe should have airplane instead. Also, weld with torch, not look so bad. much strong. Is much fun, la bicicleta para hacer la mirada de chicas. Buenas nochas, amigo. Quizá usted tiene suerte.
Your Spanish is horrible .
I sure hope your not mexican lol it looks like you used google translator!
I can't find your video
im 12 and i made 1 and i can ride it! i also had like 25 girls followin me all day at school. girls r good....
yeah... girls are good.....
How the hell are you twelve and have access to a welder!!!! lucky duck... ;(
im 10 and I play with the (unplugged) welder all the time,my parents think of teaching me how to weld
My Dad Says "it's to dangerous" :'(
it is
Then why do you do it lol?
I don't yetithey just said they are about to teach me,when I fooled around that arc welder was unplugged
i would make it,but it would hurt to fall,lol
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nope i can see it you twist those bars at the top
I want to make one but wouldn't it be safer to have a third wheel on the side, you know like a "safety wheel" and above it could be another seat that someone could continually petal on as you climb up the ladder. the bike may lose some of its cool but would be a lot safer.
the third wheel would have to be spaced soooooo far away from the other 2 that, sure it'd prevent you from falling in <em>that</em> direction, but you'd hit everything as you went down the road. <br/>
in the event that you want to get off, good luck.
this is a death trap
where is your sense of adventure?
It probably fell off the bike and died.
Ok, <em>that</em> was good.<br/>*APPROVED*<br/>laughing out loud AKA &quot;LOL&quot; HAHA<br/>But seriously, funny as hell.<br/>
Ha Ha!
hmm a tallbike*rides* *gets locked*GHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA<br/>*flies down a mile strapped to a bike*GHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa<sub>aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!</sub><br/>
Life is full of dangers - some fun, some not so fun. Sitting in front of the TV can also kill you! The real irony is that I have been hit while riding my "regular" bicycle, yet have never had any problems at all while riding any of my so called "Death Traps". Seeing for miles in all directions and being extremely visible in traffic must have it merits. Dude, getting "high on bike" is still the safest way to get high. Brad

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