Introduction: My Bitchin Ride

Picture of My Bitchin Ride

Step 1: Junk Yard Parts

Picture of Junk Yard Parts

Step 2: Original Frame

Picture of Original Frame

Step 3: Cut Out Rear Triangle

Picture of Cut Out Rear Triangle

Step 4: Determining Bottom Tube Angle

Picture of Determining Bottom Tube Angle

Step 5: Bend the Bottom Tube

Picture of Bend the Bottom Tube

Step 6: Back End

Picture of Back End

Step 7: Reinforcement

Picture of Reinforcement

Step 8: Angles Are Looking Good

Picture of Angles Are Looking Good

Step 9: Eye Balling Angle for Head Tube

Picture of Eye Balling Angle for Head Tube

Step 10: Lining Up for Head Tube

Picture of Lining Up for Head Tube

Step 11: Assemble the Fork

Picture of Assemble the Fork

Step 12: Holy Shit It's Actually Straight

Picture of Holy Shit It's Actually Straight

Step 13: Oops

Picture of Oops

should have sanded before welding...

Step 14: Getting There

Picture of Getting There

Step 15: Death Spikes

Picture of Death Spikes

Step 16: Finished Needs Paint

Picture of Finished Needs Paint


Woody2kkk (author)2017-01-23

smart bro <3

valkgurl (author)2015-09-22


What IS it; is it for sale--(Yes I do know this is an older post!) And word to the wise--never take pics in front of or alongside something as bitchin' as your main topic!

I am Sofa King (author)2006-02-07

Well, you have a sweet bike. Dang! You got shocks, pegs... lucky! You ever take it off any sweet jumps?

BrandonD6 (author)I am Sofa King2015-09-22

all the time

kevin_kenway (author)2015-01-20

sorry the ride is cool and all bit dont use that word please

savageeuge (author)2014-06-07

would be good with a banana seat and the frame could be shorter

unaffiliatedperson (author)2011-07-07

whered u get the death spikes? i wanted some phenials on my bike but cant find any yet

acidbass (author)2011-05-19

The rv is more bitchin than the bike

tweakinreaper (author)2010-10-22

that frame + adding 8-10+ motorcycle batteries parallel to the frame(looking from the top down) due to how thin they are and an electric motor would be fun and green

Zaqie (author)2010-09-24

i just love that pink front wheel :P

MegaMaker (author)2009-12-25

I really don't think "bitchin" is the right choice of words, but there is a definition on 

Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2009-12-25

This is a cool instructable,but as this is a family site i have flagged it as innapropriate (i would very much appreciate a name change)

chadeau (author)2009-09-25

Nice Lay-out,good pixwhat's the specs on your tubing ? Inspiration Wave !

aaronanalog (author)2009-09-11

Nice bike but I LOVE the RV ! Can you please e-mail me with the make model and year of that RV ? I have been looking for a year for one of those and I have no idea what kind it is !

grapesodaman (author)2009-07-30


grapesodaman (author)2009-07-29

sweet van

The Ideanator (author)2009-05-27

my highschool has that same pipe bender

shammallamaman (author)2008-04-29

NO cussing, but other than that, this is cool

why not it's a bitchin ride. i mean damn man.

very true, but you could still use nice words, like awesome, or cool

no; i think those words were just the right ones for the job.

Ok, if that is what you want to say, you can

thank you for accepting me the way i am. 8>)

Ultra Ken (author)2008-02-07

UltraVan -

Everything you need to know....

camp6ell (author)2007-11-11

nice work. for your next project please make a pick up truck bike with a big carrying part or parts on the back.

deathwithafireinside (author)2006-09-22

dude strap a 2 cycle to that bitch, fuck peddling, its bad tho without that stuff

strap a 2 cycle to your La Z Boy recliner, ride around in a circle inside your garage, with the door closed.

killerjackalope (author)2007-09-10

a support running up from the bottom bend and into the upper flat bar would keep the style and give great support as well as making a space to mount a handy attatchment like twin jet enginge or a water bottle

Bori deLeon (author)2007-04-28

I have a question about pipe bending. When i tried to do it,the pipe collapsed ,even with sand inside it. How can you reach good bend without distortion ?

naught101 (author)Bori deLeon2007-08-29

you can get pipe bending springs that fit inside the pipe, and hold it circular. you also need to apply constant, even heat, from a gas welder, preferably.

oinkoinkzoopals (author)2007-08-21

when you say bitchin ride do you mean the bike or the van

HippieAdrien (author)2007-08-12

that bus is awesome

CaffeineHouse (author)2007-07-16

the frame looks like it needs a LOT more support, it's just waiting to be broken. i'm assuming you're not a bike builder, but it looks like it needs more structural support.

toogood (author)2007-05-25

what do you do when you go over a bump?

AustinMiniMan (author)2007-05-07

Yeah, the bike is nice and all, but the UltraVan really is more distracting. :) -Ted

zomfibame (author)2006-12-14

yahh i'm diggin the very cool chopped bike; i even like the lil' pink rim up front, because funny is almost allways a good thing.... but i agree.... i wanna know more about the lime green camper.

mikeybhang (author)2006-09-30

What about the big lime camper in the backgraound? Gotta be a story there!

neuralstatic (author)2006-01-04

what kind of pipe are you using there?

i'd imagine d.o.m. tubing

kellusion (author)2006-09-21

Looks great. a word of warning though: I'm pretty sure welding anything with paint on it is bad for your lungs...

uni_vision_tech1 (author)2006-08-17

That looks awesome. What type of welder did you use for the welds?

benida (author)2006-08-13

rollin thunder...

Barcrest (author)2006-07-23

I really like old VW campers but man that thing you got there is so cool, i can't top looking at it. The bikes ok i suppose too ;)

KoolKat (author)2006-07-13

Very cool!

woodsjr (author)2006-07-02

CORVAIR! I thought I recognized that van as a corvair-based one... name escapes me currently. Then i saw the other picture with the early 'vert! sweet!

5imon (author)2005-10-06

Dude: awesome. How strong is the frame? Any bending or wobbling during the ride?

bgoldin (author)5imon2005-10-23

the frame is surprisingly stiff with little wobble or bending even considering my weight at about ~230 pounds. the only thing that i worry about are the bearings in the headset - they take quite a bit of abuse given the angles.

Prometheus (author)bgoldin2006-05-21

I wouldn't worry too much about the headset loads, it looks like your head tube is long enough to distrubute it within safe limits, just keep it firm with a slight preload so that there is no wobble and it can still turn freely, and use the heaviest grease you can find, like disc-brake wheel bearing grease. You also need to close up your chain tension there, that looks slightly too loose. While the bike look's bichin' so does your motorhome lol

Kegtapper (author)2006-05-19

hahah Made one in 1969, but I couldn't weld but neighbor could!! I used old handlebars to make 'tailpipe/muffler'

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