Keep a diary of your latest build here.
Maybe this Summer when you come to Savannah. I still haven't taken it to the beach yet.
I posted a couple of short vids early on, but you are right, this needs a video. It is hard to appreciate the scale of it without seeing someone on it.
People always tell me I should put a motor on it. There is enough clearance that I could mount a motor underneath. I like the lines of this bike as it is though. A motor would be cool, but I really doubt that I will do it.
I love the fact that this bike still folds, because now when it folds it reduces down to the size of a much larger bike than it started out as.
I need to take a photo of it folded. It's not the neat efficient fold of the original and looks like the result of the bike getting hit by a car.
But you are right about the size. When it is folded, it probably takes up the space of 2-3 folded Dahons.
I'm familiar with that "hit by a car" look, when I ride the swingbike somewhere I fold it in the middle and turn the handlebars and let it rest on the chainguard as a kickstand, it's funny to watch people walk past it on a sidewalk just staring down at it trying to figure out how it got there.
Wow, I just realized that this thread is about to crack 10,000 views!!!!
5.5 months since I started the thread and build.
26 Pages and almost 400 posts.
I hope that this build has been as fun to watch as it has been to build and ride.
Thanks for all of the support and ideas. Special thanks to Yoothgeye for building Sand Rover and giving me the idea for this bike. Also thanks to OCC and Schwinn for building such a cool chopper to CHOP up. I can't remember who's build I first saw the Harley tires on, but thanks to them as well.
Red - Right - Return. Man that only works with bouys and channel markers. Started pulling together and mounting the boat lights as tailights on Fugsley. I kept Red on the port side (left) and green on the starboard (right). The only problem with that is if a boater drives up behind me he will think that he is about to hit the front of a boat that has capsized.
I still have some of the poster lights that I bought from Michael's craft store. These are pretty bright and come in a Christmas light type strand of 20. I am just using a tiewrap for 10 each and I will cut everything in half and run the wires between the lights. Then I will make up a battery pack mount under the water ski. I made the light bracket from a simple angle mending plate that I ground down to fit the curve of the light base. Still need to paint and wire the lights, but here is the mockup.
It's pretty cool to me that my monstrosity just cracked 10,000 views.
They're mostly your views, get over it.
So you're saying that I should change the name of the bike to Narcisist.
Completed the tail lights tonight.
I was worried that they might detract from the bike, but I like the placement and size that they are. Let me know if I went overboard or not.
Mounted the battery pack with switch under the ski.
The only thing left is to find a bulb for the life vest headlight and get it mounted.
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