Curvy Bike

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Intro: Curvy Bike

build a sweet curvy bike by extending your favorite beach cruiser

Step 1: Cut the Headseat Off a Beach Cruiser and Then Extend the Frame

use a pipe bender to continue the lines then make some custom handlebars

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    35 Discussions

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    feeblington

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I wasn't even looking for this and i'm not the one too idly browse - I gotta hand it to you, AWESOME

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    bean_machine

    12 years ago

    Yes, it's cool, but the disadvantage of handlebars that far back is that it makes it incredibly hard to steer. You would have to shift your arms about 3 feet to one side to turn the front weel 15 degrees,.

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    whiteoakartbean_machine

    Reply 11 years ago

    You don't really need to turn the wheel more than. The first thing you learn as a competitive cyclist is NOT to steer with the handlebars. Steer by leaning into the turn, the wheel will automatically compensate. The exception would be with highly technical trail riding, which I don't imagine you would try anytime soon with this imaginative ride.

    Wait! Not the Lance Armstrong?  ; ]
    Just looked up your Wikipedia page and, yeah, you're a well known competitive cyclist! You have an inspiring story, mate. My brother was a national mountain biking champ, but even he doesn't have a wikipedia page...

    Hi Lance- I'll have to start working on those beef jerky pants. Thanks for the tip. (sirloin tip?) I know this is off topic, but... I met you once, before you were an international superstar. I doubt you would remember me. It was at the Anaheim Duathlon in 1990 or 1991. I was just a fast age-grouper, but I was amazed at your athleticism. If I remember, you announced at that race that you would be retiring from multi-sport and taking up cycling full-time. I have been cheering you on ever since. I was even at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta yelling "allez, allez!" I have often told people that you are not only a world-class cyclist, but an elite swimmer and runner, as well! It has been great watching your incredible career. Thanks for all your great work promoting cancer awareness. It is an issue very close to our family. David

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    I smell bacon

    10 years ago on Introduction

    maybe you could add some more details, i love custom bikes, can anyone give my tips on how to build a chooper style thing out of an old BMX?

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    This is SUPER late, but I did that a few years ago with 2 bmx's, just cut the forks off em, then extend them. Use a tyre 1 size smaller for the front and there you go!

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    abadfart

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i want to make a bike to put a chainsaw engine with a small enough engine i can ride it as a bike

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    zeroemission

    10 years ago on Introduction

    nice fabrication. how about a custom paint job now & maybe some trick wheels like 144 spokers or $$$ billet aluminum? even a can or two of spraypaint can take that bike up a few notches, but it would be nice to see it with a wild paint job. is it a work in progress? if so, great start. ride on!

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    whiteoakart

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Hi bgoldin- I like this. I have been thinking of concocting something for our local parade. This would be a great start. I will be sure to credit you! And I'll post an image of the final product.

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    hanelyp

    11 years ago

    I'm torn between 'how kewl' and 'what a horridly engineered frame'.

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    judging by the picture, you're really constipated. and why are you wearing a sweatshirt and shorts?

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    inevitable_chaos

    11 years ago

    Where's the Instruct in this Instructable?