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Making Bicycle-powered Vehicles

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KaBar2, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    Has anybody on here ever tried making a bicycle-powered vehicle like a pedicab or something similar? I have a desire to weld up a three-wheeled thing sort of like a bicycle truck--two wheels in the front, one hooked to pedals in the back. Or maybe some sort of bicycle pick-up truck: one wheel in front, two powered in back. Or maybe a bicycle like a motorcycle-with-sidecar. Any comments or suggestions?
     
  2. TURBOCAPSLOK

    TURBOCAPSLOK Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 4, 2003 Messages: 2,550 Likes Received: 1
    YEAH THEY HAVE THOSE THREE WHEELER CARS IN ENGLAND..THIS IS NO HELP AT ALL ITS JUST SORT OF SIMILAR. ONE WHEEL AT THE FRONT AND TWO AT THE BACK..I BELIEVE THEY ARE PRONE TO TIPPING OVER
     
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i saw a guy cashing in cans riding something similair, it was like a big tricycle
     
  4. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    sounds like a plan kabar
    what are you planning to do with it?
    ride it around or use it for utility of some sort?

    i think i would go for two wheels in the front if youre just riding around for fun

    but if you want to attach a bed area on it i would go with the single front wheel
    with two wheels in the back that turn

    with some decent gears it would be nice

    almost makes me want to build one
     
  5. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    I've always wanted one of those velocipede things, I need to build one because it looks like good times.


    Kabar, have you ever made/rode one?

    http://www.spcrr.org/images/harley%20velocipede%202.jpg'>
    [img]http://www.kshs.org/cool3/graphics/velocipedesm.jpg'>
    [img]http://nprymuseum.org/images/velocipede%20comp.jpg'>
    [img]http://www.campusschool.dsu.edu/fieldtrips/PV/Velocipede.jpg'> [img]http://www.sandown.us/historical%20society/images/velocipede.jpg'>
    [img]http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~brett/payne/edpye_velocipede.jpg'>
    [img]http://www.theboykos.com/nbrrr/Velocipede1.jpg'>
     
  6. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    cop a dope ass big wheel with some streamers
     
  7. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    i thnk this guy is capitalizing on the fuel consumption reduction idea i posted a few threads back (see poop man bob iraq thread)
     
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  9. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Hmm... Little gear to big gear for more torque?
    Big gear to little gear for more rpms?
     
  10. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    bmx's with sidecars were all the rage when i was a kid. they were (and i guess still are) the super awesome delicious
     
  11. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    kabar if your going to build anyhting with 2 wheels on the same axel try and fit it with some sort of a differential...makes the handling alot easier and makes the bike less prone to tipping over.

    we did a project kinda like this in my machine shop class back in highschool, and we learned all this the hard way.
     
  12. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    CHINA DON'T PLAY

    the people in mainland china are fucking nuts with these things. sketchy ass bicycles with a huge gas tank strapped to the side. the bikes are all lopsided becasue of the weight of the gas tank. (except for the double bling jawns with one gas tank on each side) the best part is when you see a family of 5 weaving in and out of traffic on one of these fuckers. i'm serious, with a mother holding an infant and everything. helmets? hahahahahaha. the quality of life is so fucking bad its like these fuckers want to die. i think my roommate has some flics, i'll seeif i can dig em up.
     
  13. Big Bruno

    Big Bruno Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2001 Messages: 2,472 Likes Received: 70
  14. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    there is a bike-messenger/delivery company in berkeley that has a ton of oversized tricycles with large containers as part of the frame in the back behind the seat. those guys haul ass on those things.
     
  15. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    BIG BRUNO YOU ROCK THE PLANET

    That site with the grocery cart bike is almost exactly what I was looking for! Great redneck technology, or maybe in this case, slacker technology. Beautiful. I see my next project forming up!
     
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