Tuesday, November 25, 2008

無用ない

GOLDBERG



Mike Schmidt and I worked on a tandem tall for him last night and this morning and came up with this. There's a mens' road frame w/o back triangle backed up to a bmx frame w/o back triangle (and half of seat tube, lengthwise). The rear "dropouts" are the bmx fork welded straight. There's a 26" suspension fork (bent, dumpstered). On top is a ladies road frame. The steering linkage was basically just the stock top fork. The bottom headset was fitted with a stem with a handlebar cut the width of the dropouts - i ran a skewer throught the dropouts, then throught the short handlebar. there's a "structural" beam between the top downtube and the bottom top tube. - lastly we added a seatpost and saddle off the top of where the bmx headset would be. Voila.

This thing rides a little weird due to the negative headtube angle (probably like 100 degrees), resulting in a forward pitched seat tube angle as well. It kind of feels like you're the maiden on the front of a pirate ship. Passengering is good though, and you can re-start the chain whenever it pops off.



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JON BEARDS FG MOUNTAIN POLO BIKE: FIXBEARD

ryan!

4 comments:

steve said...

jon, did you jb weld the freewheel, or just weld it? and is the picture reversed or did you switch up the driveside?

jon beard said...

straight welded it. and the picture just looks weird the drive side is on the right. needs new wheels though. we played foot down and mike tacoed the back wheel, it wobbles like a weeble.

jon beard said...

wow ryan i just watched the video. worst.video.ever. sorry man. we can shoot a better one.

ryanfromdeland said...

took the pic in photobooth and didn't reverse it.
ryan!