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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A girl's bike was stretched by adding a little boy's bike in the back.
For this event, it's more of a crazy parade bike.
It is easily convertible to become a cargo bike with a low center of gravity
There are THREE creations in this series of Instructables. The two others are:
"THE RUSTBUCKET" - - - "THE SPIN-DOCTOR"
Please take a look at them, and let me know what you think and how to make them better. Thanks!!
Step 1: TOOLS & MATERIALS
standard bike maintenance tools - wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, vicegrips, hammer
a chain repair tool (to disassemble & assemble bicycle chains)
hacksaw & electric angle-grinder
welding gear (or a friendly somewhat crazy nearby welder)
two bicycles (3rd photo) and misc parts - (if you don't have access to a "bike pile" (2nd photo), then search for discarded dumpster-cycles and yard sales)
discarded crutches, a lawn chair, & some stuffed animals
colorful spray paint & tape
(optional but recommended = beer)