Tall Bikes,lets see'em!!

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  1. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    If you build it, you will know how to properly crash it. I've ridden both of mine probably 100 miles and never an incident, but I know the bike well, I am always nervous putting someone else on it, especially after my brother-in-law, an accomplished BMX racer, mountain bike racer, and all around bike guy crashed one twice within minutes.

    When you build you own, you build you "way out" that's hard to teach other people sometimes.
     
  2. udallcustombikes

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    It handles like a dream. We had a bunch of family over today and I rode it around for a while. They all enjoyed watching and the kids got excited when the firetruck honked their horn at me as they went by.
     
  3. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Made a tall bike for my son yesterday, needs paint, but was ridden by 2 200 pound people yesterday (not at the same time) and it's safe, very stable:

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  4. deorman

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    Flake off the old coconut. :mrgreen:
     
  5. yoothgeye

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    Haha, that's a new one to me, but fitting.
     
  6. bpellham

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    Thanks to Yooth, I have started a tall bike for my kiddos. Made from ...... 20" girls bikes :D pictures to come later!
     
  7. bpellham

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    here it is, paint has begun.

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  8. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    I've seen shorter tall bikes for adults, I like it! Just realize the danger of these things, a normal fall that's nothing on a regular bike becomes serious on one of these, trust me, been there, done that.
     
  9. bpellham

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    10-4 on the danger factor yooth! I understand 100%

    now we have started on a 26" tall bike, the boys want to ride them at the beach park tomorrow.

    A huge thanks to uncle jack for the use of his flux core welder 8)
     
  10. kingfish254

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    Here is a cool old one.
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  11. carvingbike

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    Here's the latest tall bike I've built.
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  12. bpellham

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    here is the second attempt in 3 days on a tall bike.

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    these are addicting, uncle jack is never getting the welder back! off to make a sidehack :shock:
     
  13. bpellham

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    here is yesterdays tall bike, my 12 year old wanted to go this route
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  14. yoothgeye

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    So how does that one ride and turn? I mean I know "how" it works, I wanna know more like how it feels.
     
  15. bpellham

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    It is really "springy" with the long rear end on it. It also needs some handlebars that go forward more. He got arm pump riding it for 5 minutes, not very fun. This might be rebuilt to become a better rider, he is 5'9" and is stretching hard to pedal when he turns.
     
  16. SkidMark

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    Reverse Cowgirl, built about 10 years ago
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    Suicycle, a fixed gear tallbike
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  17. deven_science

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    Both of those are very clean.
     
  18. grego47

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    Here's a double-decker tall bike I built out of two Huffy cantilever frames. 26" wheel in the rear and a 24" wheel and fork up front. [​IMG]
     
  19. rusty1

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    ...here's one I built a few years ago,
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