I go to a little work college somewhere near nowhere. Everyone there works for the college at least fifteen hours a week, in addition to keeping up with their academic obligations. It's great. I work in the Community Bike Shop, fixing bikes, helping students build bikes, and teaching bike repair skills.
Lately, it's been cold here in the mountains, and fewer people have been out riding their bikes, which means that fewer people are out breaking their bikes, too. One morning, I had a long, long shift, but nothing to do. All my ongoing projects were stalled, and the only bikes in the shop were either waiting on ordered parts or done and waiting for their owners to come pick them up. So what to do? Well, a few days earlier, the recycling crew had dropped off a big pile of rusty parts bikes, among them a little kiddie bike with sixteen inch wheels. I made it my mission, that shift, to do something dumb with it. The result: the Drunk Bike, AKA The Carnivore.
I'm entering this Instructable in the Epilog Laser Contest because I love power tools, and because a laser (or a welder for that matter) would help me fill the world with more silly things and lighten the mood around here a little more.
Step 1: What You Will Need
Should you actually choose to build your own dumb/drunk bike, it is unlikely that you will have exactly the same frame and other parts available to you, so this is a bit general.
Things you will need:
A kiddie bike frame with cranks and back wheel
A set of flat mountainbike handlebars
A seat and mounting hardware
A 24" fork and wheel
A compatible stem
Some totally rad handlebars, ape-hangers if possible (I didn't have any lying around)
Various wrenches and hex keys
Things you may need:
A lock-ring wrench
Things that are quite useful:
A bicycle repair stand
Bins full of parts
A healthy sense of the absurdity of the project you're undertaking