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Discussion in 'ANYTHING GOES BUILD OFF' started by N8NBOX, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. N8NBOX

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    Didn't think id make it into the build in time...wish I had time to paint and fancy it up before the end but want to make it into the buildoff before its too late so here it goes. I have been riding friends tallbikes here and there and been meaning to build one for myself to ride to work since its only 1/4 of a mile and would like to be more visable riding down busy Mckinney St. (and its fun to roll a tallbike into a CPS office:)).

    Started on it this saturday night and worked through the night...was a pretty simple process...ill let the pictures explain the process, if you have any questions id love to try and answer them :)
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    This is how it looked around 2am Sunday morning...the pedals I picked up from my scrap bin wouldn't fit and I grabbed two different width chains so our test ride involved rolling down the driveway and coasting downhill....but....it was a sucess :).
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    On Sunday night I found some pedals and a different crankset that I approved of a little more than the fugly one the murray frame had on it so swapped them out and slapped on the pedals and rigged up the chain. I had to pull the derailler off my road bike to get the job done since I couldn't get the tension right withought a halflink but I wanted to replace that on my road bike anyways so now I have to :). These pictures are of my roomate and neighbor taking it for a spin on Monday morning :)
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    And here it is in my first day of commuting to work :)
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  2. MadMick

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    Not just tall but brakeless too! Jeebus Crust! Yous Amercins has many testostercahones! (Either that or no brains).
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    brakes shmakes...... :p

    i always say "brake on a tall bike is just proof of your fear of commitment." :shock: :shock: :lol:
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    I never thought of it that way. Just seems logical to be able to stop when I want to. I only fear one thing and she's watching TV :shock:
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    HAHA you guys are all hillarious. If you pay attention when you ride generally you know when your going to need to brake so thats when your reach back and put your foot on the tire...works even better than cheap caliper brakes...but yeah...you definately have to pay attention when your riding. Thanks for the comments.
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    Hmm, tallbike stoppie. :shock: Probably a very bad idea for the average rider. Could be fatal. :( sticking it to the back makes sense to me.
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    Hey!! That´s how I got my wooden leg!!
    Now I have bad dreams about termites :( :lol:
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    So took it out and rode around 20 miles this saturday...we had a community group ride to a new coffe shop for some hot cocoa followed by shop where I swapped out some parts like the front wheel, pedals, and added a front brake...was an awesome day :)

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    Here how it is now...past the deadling but think its coming along...
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    how exactly do you stop on a tallbike? ive never gotten it.. do you stop at a light pole or stopsign, and hang on, then shove off? :|
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    its pretty simple on these double deckers, just swing your leg over and kind of hang on the side while still rolling and hop down....or just lean up against something and climb down :)
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    ah. makes sense. so if you fall be sure to fall sideways with both legs on one side. :D
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    Cool!

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