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PostSubject: Lets be creative...   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:20 pm

Here is a list of stuff I have access too. I need a new project and have a few ideas, but something I haven't thought of would be fun.

Bicycle frames
2X4s and many other kinds of boards.
Grinder/wire wheel (belt driven)
Assorted pulleys, bearings, other power transmission stuff.
Lawn mower parts
Bicycle wheels/tires/hubs
Various scrap metal
Car rims
Briggs and Stratton 5S
Riding lawn mower transmissions (mostly three speed)
Many size steel drums

Tools I can use...

Grinder/Wire wheel
Wrench sets, many hand tool sets (Tap & Die, drill indexes, hack saws and jewlers saws, etc.)
Drills
Oxy-Acet torch
Small lathe (to be used very little, not mine)
Small mill (same as above)
Various air tools

Things I have done before...

Mini-bike using a WM half horse Briggs washing machine motor, more to show off than anything
Motorized bicycle, still have to get it licensed.
Trailer attachment for a bicycle. Worked okay
Bicycle with a ski in place of the front wheel for winter. Useless.

So, what do you think I should do?

Just trying to get things moving around here.

-Brian
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PostSubject: Re: Lets be creative...   Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:19 am

How about a neat flywheel drag bike?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnkRAzLpcgI&feature=player_detailpage#t=284s

The whole video features some crazy bike ideas too! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lets be creative...   Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:34 pm

Hmm...

I like the little bike that he made huge... I could make a normal one little!

I can take a couple of those cheap little ten inch pnumatic cart wheels they sell at Tractor Supply and shorten up the forks to fit those, make the frame smaller to match.

I would make the frame smaller by cutting sections out of it and putting three slices in one side of the tube, then bending it in to the other one. I might cut three slices in the tube it fits into and bend it out some, just so it will go further. Where the seam is I will braze it. I then would do the same with the forks, but not make cuts in the fork tube. The same would be done with the seat post. Then I would have a little bike that a tall person could ride.

Any more ideas? All are welcome.

Thanks,
Brian
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