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Atomic Zombie's Bicycle Builder's Bonanzaby Brad Graham
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ATOMIC ZOMBIE'S BICYCLE BUILDER'S BONANZA
SUPERBIKES (FOR STINGY BUDGETS)
For bicycle lovers, tinkerers, and inventors, this dream resource offers hours of fun, creativity, and adventure. If you have standard workshop tools, Atomic Zombie's Bicycle Builder's Bonanza provides everything else you need to create cool custom bicycles on a shoestring budget. Youll find exciting plans for choppers, low racers, tallbikes, recumbents, tandems, and others that defy description.
You'll learn how easy — and cheap — it can be to build machines with names like Marauder, Sky Cycle, and Hammerhead — to construct bicycles whose profiles will make you gasp — and to make your own recumbent bike that can speed along at 80 kph on the flats. This book shows you how to build them all, complete with photos and detailed instructions!
Written by long-time bike hobbyist and inventor Brad Graham, founder and host of the atomiczombie.com bicycle builder's Web site, and creator of the world's tallest bike, this value-packed, heavily illustrated manual offers an exciting range of resources from complete custom bike plans to details on working with tools and customizing bikes you already own. Look inside for all the help you need with:
* Getting parts for free, or almost free
* High-speed recumbent low racer with hydraulic disc brakes
* A two-headed winter-ready mountain bike
* A bicycle so tall that you have to duck under power lines
* Ultralong fork choppers with loads of attitude
* A rugged all-terrain mountain tandem
* Pedal-powered vehicles that seem to defy the laws of physics
* Customizing details, such as getting a smooth paint job and removing rust from old chrome
* And much, much more!
Provides detailed, step-by-step instructions showing how to build your own customized bicycles on a shoe-string budget. Thoroughly illustrated?includes 50 blueprints and 200 photos. Includes ideas, techniques, advice, and practical tips for the creative builder. One of the author's creations will be included in the Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest bicycle.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-382) and index.
This illustrated guide provides detailed, step-by-step instructions showing how to build customized bicycles on a shoestring budget. Includes 50 blueprints and 200 photos.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basic Tools and Skills
Chapter 2: Acquiring Raw Materials
Chapter 3: Welding Basics
Chapter 4: Planning and Designing
Chapter 5: Taking It Apart
Chapter 6: The Infamous Chopper
Chapter 7: Winter Warriors
Chapter 8: The Sky Is The Limit
Chapter 9: Multiple Riders
Chapter 10: One-Wheeled Wonders
Chapter 11: Life in the Fast Lane
Chapter 12: Unclassified Rolling Objects
Chapter 13: Finishing and Restoration
Chapter 14: Bicycle-Building Resources
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