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I've always been intrigued by tall bikes, but have never made one. This transforming tall bike is pretty neat though. Wish there was a close up of the mechanisms that allow it to transform from chopper to tall bike. Anyone have more info on it?
Posted by Bren at 06:39 PM in DIY, Modification | Permalink
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I can't offer more info, but I know what I want for Hanukkah!
12/17/2011 at 07:47 PM
12/18/2011 at 11:29 AM
Looks like the upper rear stays are made from gas struts like you would find on the tailgate of a station wagon (hope I am getting the US terms correct). Both going up and down look damped like you get an a gas strut.
When the guy takes weight of the saddle and moves forward the struts are extending pushing the back of the bike upward. You can hear it latch when the bike goes up (00:47)
Notice the front triangle, forks, and seat all stay the same relationship to each other. The transformation is only the rear triangle.
There is something going on around the seat post. could be a release mechanism as he seems to bump down on the seat (00:52) to effect the lowering motion.
Kevin Wilson |
12/18/2011 at 04:43 PM
Oh! I forgot to say.
Yes very cool.
Kevin Wilson |
12/18/2011 at 04:44 PM
I'm curios about the saddle. Does it pivot too? I can't tell.
yuval awazu |
12/18/2011 at 10:37 PM
For the biker with everything!
Tom Moeller |
12/20/2011 at 08:16 AM
I may not address this bike directly, but go here : http://www.ziganime.com/ , and I'm afraid you'll come back with more questions than you started with (hint , google translate is your FRIEND! )
12/28/2011 at 11:14 AM
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