Intro: Drift Scooter
A three wheeled speed machine, half bicycle half wood and pvc.
the drift Scooter is a unique
Step 1: First Step!
Obtain a BMX bike
3/4 Inch thick piece of wood
1 1/2 Inch thick piece of wood
Nuts and bolts
1/2 inch PVC pipe
4 Inch PVC pipe
5/16 inch Metal Rod
Step 2: Then Taking Off the Seat
Unscrew seat off of the bike by taking a wrench and unscrewing the nut, removing the nut, washer, and bolt.
Step 3: Next, Taking the Wheel Off
Then unscrew/take the back wheel off of the bike then use the same wrench to unscrew the nut attached to the axel of the back wheel. Then remove the chain from the bike by lifting the wheel off the axel and slowly move the chain off. The wheel is no longer needed, you may discard it if you please.
Step 4: Next
Cut where the arrows are pointing. A saw is required for this and it is a strenuous task
Step 5: Taking Pedal Off
Then take the middle axel off which is where the pedals are by unscrewing the big nut. Then the pedal that isn’t on the gear side by unscrewing the pedal off first with the wrench. Then slide the pedals off the middle center piece.
Step 6: Applying the Seat
Take wood and cut out a rectangle which is 11.5in by 4.5in. Then take the wood and place it over the two metal rods on the back. Match the whole in the bike to the wood. Take a drill and drill a whole matching the same as the bike. Bolt the wood in place to the bike.
Step 7: Making the Wheels!
The wheels are made of wood and PVC pipe. The PVC pipe needs to be a half inch thick and must have a 4 inch diameter. Measure three and a half inches and then cut where the mark was made, do this twice to obtain the PVC pipe casing needed for holding the wood in place. The wood must be cuttable for it to be usable. First take a piece of 4 inch thick wood then draw a circle around the circumference of the PVC pipe that was cut prior. Take a saw and cut around this newly drawn line to create one of the four circular wooden pieces needed to put into the PVC pipe casing. Use a hot glue gun to glue the pieces of wood into two different pairs of circular wood. Place the pairs of wood into their respective casings. Now drill a hole through the center of the wood that is now in the casing. They are held together via axel. The axel is a metal rod that we put into the holes we have drilled into the wood.
Step 8: Adding an Axel
The Axel is a metal rod that is used to keep the wheels in sync while rotating to assure that the scooter stays straight and continues to use the momentum gained. The size of the axel is relative to the size of the hole that was drilled into the two pairs of wheels and the size of those wheels. The bigger the wheels the larger the axel will need to be. The axel also must be sturdy enough to support the weight of a human and the bike. If the Axel bends then the scooter is compromised because the wheels will cease to steer straight. The axel is held together to the wooden seat by a hose tie. The hose ties is then tighten into place. The exposed metal rod is then covered by 2 seperate pieces of PVC, this is so the axel does not slide back and forth.
Step 9: Done!
Go for a sweet ride on your new Drift scooter!!