Le vélovale

Discussion in 'FINISHED SPACE BIKES' started by mudagoye, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. mudagoye

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    I think my dear friends i have something for you.
    This is my design study for entering in a french design school.
    And it particullary sounds like a space bike !

    here are some sketches:
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    the building of the bike, let start by making some fun wheels:

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    then comes the frame:

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    here are some pictures from the finished project:


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    some extras:
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    and how it rides: (sorry for the music, i didn't made the video)

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    The forms of this bike are under an international copyright protected.

    hope you enjoy it ! I will make some other in the same spirit soon.
     
  2. BrigmasterA

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    Doooood! That is so dang cool! I dig it! Some pics of the other 2 bikes in the last picture some time maybe? I want one!
     
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    NO FLIPPIN WAY............That thing rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Gold Street Customs

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    It dont look like it would be real, But I think it would cause a few wrecks riding one down the road.
     
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    Reminds me of Hooch's "eye bike" tattoo.
    Neat!!!!
     
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    BRAVO!!!!!!
    that is amazing :!:
     
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    WOW!!! :shock: That thing is beyond cool!!!
     
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    :)
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  10. Rat Rod

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    I keep thinking....surfboard on wheels.

    Excellent design and execution! :D
     
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    Holy smokes Batman, that is trés cool 8) how does the steering handle ?
    Looks like it's in production, how much do they sell for ? Well done !
     
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    Very cool! I love how closely you followed the original design sketch. Beautiful execution and finishing on the final bike. Looks like fun to ride, although that trail geometry is evil. :)
     
  13. jesusfreak86

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    hey thats a cool bike i would love one of those with extra two bars welded in the back and a cross in the center to look like a ..... fish bicycle that would be super cool :shock: :D
     
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    ok, being "nieve" here but did you actually build all of those or is that photo shop?!!
     
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    Very original design. Well done.
     
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    It even kind-of moves like a fish! :shock:

    The quality is amazing! Well done.
     
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    how long before the axles and rims bent? they don't look like the right hubs for 1- sided forks to me.
     
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    Wow, that's quite the project. Even though I don't really dig custom bikes, but yours is really clean. I am completely amazed at your diligence to stick to the original design on this build. Seems like it would be fun to ride, especially having to swing that huge front end around whenever you turn! One question though, on the two sharp corners at the front and rear of the frame, are those bends or welds? They almost look like really tight bends in the photos, and it seems to me like that would create a very volatile stress point. But then again, I doubt you do much jumping curbs/trail riding on that kind of bike. Great project though, did you end up getting into the design school?
     
  19. Walker

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    I see a sweet bike (TW200 or TW125?) and the orange rig is nice too. :)
     
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    j'aime beacoup!
     

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