Tall bike

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  1. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday i was taking apart a frame that had a different angle to it and thought,what it would look like inverted. So i took it apart and turned it upside down. That started a little adrenaline going to back when i was a kid about 55 years ago.
    I seen a picture in Popular Machines mag. and just had to build one..........Curt
     
  2. Mr.B.

    Mr.B. Well-Known Member

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    I'm posting these pics for Curtis- Cool project & cool memories!!!

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    -Kirk
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    Thatks Mr.B
    I had a ton of fun with that bike and was easy to ride easy to balance,the only thing that was complicated was getting on and that was easy after a few trays...................Curt
     
  4. knightscape

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    I made a tall bike a few years ago out of an old Mongoose mountain bike by extending the fork and replacing the shock with a long tube. I was surprised how easily it rides. Here's a test ride vid:

    https://youtu.be/jglqvoB0vD8

    Have fun with yours!
     
  5. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    Thats a kool one ,like it .............curt
     
  6. MEASURE TWICE

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    The bar for the gravity feed gas tank is more level. I went with no pedals, just foot pegs on my motor (bike not). Drop outs have me concerned though as I'm off-roading legal in the elements and occasional bottoming my shocks on the front. No rear shock, just a good padded seat. I suppose I could make the frame use those safety clips on the drop outs, or mod the drop out, or eliminate dropout and always have to feed the axle through, but that's a hassle.
     
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    Wow, I also, like 50 years ago made the ole upside down bike!
     
  8. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    KOOOL lots of fun, lot of people went around the block to take a second look, or a picture.............Curt
     

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