Convert your bicycle into an object of desire that makes even the hardiest mountain bike look like a little girl's cycle by comparison.
Step 1: Parts + Tools Needed... and Step 1.
A fat wheel from a trailer or van car.
Some bits of metal tubing.
A Welder,(I used an arc welder.)
Bicycle spanners and allen keys.
I have not gone into details such as how to remove forks etc., as these are found on any bike site and possibly even this site.
Saw fork legs off, near the crown.
Step 2: Step 2.
Saw a wheel off a vehicle or trailer.
This one was solid steel but only took about five minutes sawing.
Step 3: Step 3.
Weld forks to square section tubing in this configuration.
Step 4: Step 4.
Weld on a diagonal, for peace of mind.
Step 5: Step 5.
Weld the axle to the new fork. (baby's arm optional)
I can't believe this worked and remained strong using a little arc welder but it has.
Step 6: Step 6.
Re-attach forks to bike + brakes etc. (Back brake only)
Step 7: Step 7.
Now get out and ride it, its particularly fun in the snow, because of the lovely sound it makes.
I've ridden to work on it, hills and all, its very stable.
If you have gears it will be very easy to get a very scary speed up.
Don't make one unless you will enjoy strangers coming up
to you to discuss it and have a ride.
Second Prize in the
Park Tool Bike Month