Rat Rod high wheel????

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  1. Junkhunter

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    Leave me alone.....I'm thinking........ 11880943_10207411995882016_792600975_n.jpg
     
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    This is a project I've had rattling around in the back of my head as well. The tire and the spokes are the only parts I haven't quite figured out how to come up with on the cheap.
     
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    Truthfully, there's not a lot that could be done. Except for the front wheel and hub part.One problem is these parts are expensive. Especially the older original stuff. I can get spokes. i can probably roll the rims. RBR makes a bike that wouldn't be terribly expensive. I see broken ones occasionally. not too expensive. i'm knocking some ideas around. It's tough though...
     
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  4. Falstaff

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    I can imagine one of these being built with a solid tire, like the kind on wheelchair wheels.
    That material is sold in rolls, just have to build a wheel. Possibly using a green machine hub.

    Or maybe build a smaller version with the green machine hub laced to a 29" rim, and a 12" wheel out back.
     
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    Very Cool idea! Watching.....
     
  6. Junkhunter

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    Well I know these guys around here to know whatever it is with these guys around here it has to have a tank on it. Have you ever looked at a "King" high wheel? or a "star". I brought this thing home the other day. It's a kind of lever drive built on a road bike. Takes away the necessity for a round crank with conventional pedals. DSCN0758.JPG DSCN0764.JPG
     
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    This is gonna be fun!
     
  8. johnp.smith

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    Rbr makes a smaller 28 inch wheel version. They are kinda fun to play around on and really inexpensive
     
  9. Wildcat

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    If you can make the wheel, maybe make it offset like the Ingo bike, only on the front wheel. Then there's no cranks to worry about, just solid mounted foot rests.

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    That would probably qualify as rat. :bigboss:
     
  10. Falstaff

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    I've thought about building an ingo style scoot, but I don't know if the frame was mild steel or spring steel.
    I'd think mild steel would break after a while.
     
  11. deven_science

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    I've had a 36" Coker Wheelman wheel hidden away for a couple of years now, intending to make my own Ordinary. I just don't know when I'll get the time or motivation to do it.
     
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