Saturday, February 18, 2006
After we acquired a shipment of cheap china frames wrapped in rattan, I put together this trike and slapped Rob's metal tray to the front for which he got really pissed off. This bike saw plenty of action until someone walked up! the front bar and bent it. At one point, it had some coaster wheels slapped to the back so that a rolling pop chop trike was instigated. (me with the shiny head again). Notice the support bar just above the cranks.
I think this was Shankar's one and only bike because he spent weeks trying to figure it out, drawing plans, consulting with me, and ultimately cutting a classic frame and incorporating the much-celebrated back rest as the cherry on top. the front fork was created (i think) before our time by the older guys. Notice the dark red pizza warmers in the background that I saved from imminent destruction! Fuck this bike was heavy duty and had the most solid chain I ever seen.
First tall bike I did, utilizing an impressive array of hose clamp straps and the smallest best wheel ever on the front. (Originally dubbed the "Boltergeist" due to the plans to use bolts to hold it together). It actually held itself up with gravity before I added the straps! Long-lived and Far-ridden, it saw action at RennFayre at least thrice including various jousting competitions around P-town. Chosen by Krack out of a line-up once, it had a really comfy seat and a nice view. I still have the centurion (in the foreground).
The first bike I constructed that used more than 2.5 frames and 2.5 chains. Believe me it was a bitch to get up and down the basement at the Fridge. I rode this to Critical Mass about a half-dozen times, and rewelded the front pipe more than twice due to the insane pitch. Probably one of my favorite builds of all time due to the final length and prized back coaster wheel, not to mention the lack of bearings in the head tube and the bananarama. Could it still be in the basement?
Sam and 2ToneDan live it up on a trip to Washington and a sidetrip to the beach. (where I ran over some driftwood, somehow disconnecting a transmission line - temporarily relinquishing us to only first gear as the tide quickly approached). Taken from inside the now-classic Annie-van.
Yes, this machine may have been concieved on the couch that the cushion came from - Asia Haus (503-788-ASIA go ahead try it). Surprisingly comfortable with a belly full of a Pabst 40 oz! Mainly Joe Weinmans's project (pictured riding), I provided the power-cells, testing and security of the prototype... Later, Johnny took it to Critical Mass to the amazement of vertically-riding cyclists everywhere.
Yes we terrorized campus with the beast. They sabotaged it by pulling the distributor cap and lines during the war. Luckily NAPA was up the street and we needed more beer too. We rocked this shit until we ran out of gas, and then they kindly took it away from us. (Scotty D is using the tig)