Introduction: My Bitchin Ride


Step 1: Junk Yard Parts


Step 2: Original Frame


Step 3: Cut Out Rear Triangle


Step 4: Determining Bottom Tube Angle


Step 5: Bend the Bottom Tube


Step 6: Back End


Step 7: Reinforcement


Step 8: Angles Are Looking Good


Step 9: Eye Balling Angle for Head Tube


Step 10: Lining Up for Head Tube


Step 11: Assemble the Fork


Step 12: Holy Shit It's Actually Straight


Step 13: Oops

should have sanded before welding...

Step 14: Getting There


Step 15: Death Spikes


Step 16: Finished Needs Paint


Comments

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Woody2kkk (author)2017-01-23

smart bro <3

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valkgurl (author)2015-09-22

WHERE. DO. I. GET. THAT. CAMPER.

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!

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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?

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

all the time

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kevin_kenway (author)2015-01-20

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

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savageeuge (author)2014-06-07

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

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unaffiliatedperson (author)2011-07-07

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

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acidbass (author)2011-05-19

The rv is more bitchin than the bike

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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

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Zaqie (author)2010-09-24

i just love that pink front wheel :P

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MegaMaker (author)2009-12-25

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

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bitchin 

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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)

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chadeau (author)2009-09-25

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

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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 ! aaronanalog@yahoo.com

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grapesodaman (author)2009-07-30

nice

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grapesodaman (author)2009-07-29

sweet van

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The Ideanator (author)2009-05-27

my highschool has that same pipe bender

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shammallamaman (author)2008-04-29

NO cussing, but other than that, this is cool

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

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

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

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

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

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Ultra Ken (author)2008-02-07

UltraVan -

http://www2.onu.edu/kwildman/ultraVan.html

Everything you need to know....

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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.

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deathwithafireinside (author)2006-09-22

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

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

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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

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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 ?

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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.

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oinkoinkzoopals (author)2007-08-21

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

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HippieAdrien (author)2007-08-12

that bus is awesome

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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.

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toogood (author)2007-05-25

what do you do when you go over a bump?

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AustinMiniMan (author)2007-05-07

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

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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.

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mikeybhang (author)2006-09-30

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

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neuralstatic (author)2006-01-04

what kind of pipe are you using there?

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i'd imagine d.o.m. tubing

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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...

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uni_vision_tech1 (author)2006-08-17

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

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benida (author)2006-08-13

rollin thunder...

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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 ;)

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KoolKat (author)2006-07-13

Very cool!

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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!

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5imon (author)2005-10-06

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

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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.

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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

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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'