On a recent errand I spotted this stadium related bike hack.
I am not sure about how safe this is . . . might be a kind of ejector seat depending on the circumstances.
Still, major points for creativity and how cool would it be if the person had season tickets and just wanted to have his/her seat with them at all times? Adds new meaning to having a "seat license". Other horrible puns or analogies welcome in comments =)
Is it okay to remove a part or accessory from a seemingly abandoned bike?
I will now elaborate on the issue through a series of posts. First, the object of my attention is displayed here:
I did not take a picture of the full bike, but as you can see from the front tire - it had not been paid attention to in quite some time. I have never had a front basket before, and if this person was not interested in taking care of their bike, might I put the basket to better use? At this point it was just serving as a trash receptacle for passers by. Did I take the basket? Stay tuned.
Bike is purchased! We named it "Teal Scorpion" after a long time inside joke with the family. We think it looks great and are very excited. We ordered through the custom bike process but it is mostly using the default settings for the 3 Speed Beach Cruiser.
17” Steel Frame with 26” Wheels
sixthreezero Custom Frame Design
Shimano Internal 3 speed Hub
sixthreezero Smooth Cruise Configuration
sixthreezero Custom Brown Grips
sixthreezero Custom Brown Spring Seat
2.125” Wide Kenda White-Wall Tires provides a cushioned, smooth ride for easy rolling
sixthreezero Custom Bend Handlebars; Steel; Chrome Plated
Bicycle Weighs 35lbs. Fully Assembled
Fits Most Women 5’ – 6’ Tall
Recommended Riding Speed 3 – 15mph
Recommended Riding Distance 0 – 20 miles in a single trip
The Seat and Handlebar Height and Tilt can be adjusted to properly fit the rider
Bike comes 80% Assembled, Assembly is easy and fun!
Purchasing process was pretty straight forward. Took a minute or two once we decides on frame/gears. Not every color combination is available in every frame style, so we adapted to find the right combination of frame and color. I'm more of a gear head compared to my wife, so if I was buying this for myself, I would have wanted more options to choose components, rims, tires, etc. My wife was more into the 'look'. Overall, very pleased with the process.
Thank you to everyone who submitted Haiku entries for our BeachBikes.net Customized California-Style Beach Cruiser giveaway. We tallied up all of the entries submitted by the deadline and used a random number generator to select the winner. Don A. from the USA is our winner with the following entry:
secret desire to blog share opinion on bikes don't quit day job yet
Don receives a $350 coupon to the site, where he will be able to order a brand new customized bike and get it shipped straight to his door. As he takes the bike through its paces, he will post entries to BikeHacks.com.
It seems like every bike accessory made comes with a beer bottle opener, however if you prefer wine to beer and don't have a wine opener handy, you can use a pump and inflation needle to get the cork out. The dude is this video is very passionate about science.
Good news y'all , we have something to give away and we will once again be using our Haiku contest format to determine the recipient. Drum roll please . . . we are partnering up with BeachBikes.net to give away a Customized California-Style Beach Cruiser.
That’s right, you read it right and clear. Beachbikes.net is sponsoring a giveaway contest where YOU can be the winner of a brand new, completely personal 100% customized beach cruiser bike. BeachBikes.net is a company based out of Santa Monica, California, that specializes in custom-made beach cruiser bikes.
Design your bike exactly the way you want it; choosing everything from the frame (Men’s or Women’s), to the speeds (1, 3 or 7), fenders, rims, seat, and even adding custom decals, among other options! With the customizer, the possibilities become endless. The winner of the contest will receive a $350 coupon to the site, where you’ll be able to order your brand new bike and get it shipped straight to your door (as long as that door has a U.S. address). Here are a few sample pictures from their website . . .
And here is a color scheme of my own doing via me playing with the customization feature on their website -
Here's what to do if you want to enter the contest:
Ask yourself if you live in the U.S. If the answer is "yes", your entry or entries will be entered into the contest for the bike. If international readers want to submit Haiku for fun we welcome it, but the winner of the contest will have to reside in the U.S. I might try to come up with some sort of other prize if readers residing in other countries still want to participate.
Compose your Haiku – see examples of the 5-7-5 pattern below. If you wish to use the traditional Haiku pattern of 5-7-5 with syllables that is fine, but as this site states, "In foreign languages, there exist NO consensus in how to write Haiku-poems." Thus simply using 5 words, 7 words, and 5 words is fine. Haiku purists, this is bikehacks.com and following rules is not our specialty.
The Haiku should be inspired by the usage of a beach bike and/or uses of the bike (for example, like cruising man). "Beach bike" does not need to appear in the Haiku, but we would like the Haiku to relate to usage of the bike and/or play on the theme. A title can be used but is not necessary.
Leave your Haiku as a comment to this post. Enter the country and city you live in after your name in the name field. For example, if your name is Eddie Van Halen you could enter any of the following:
Eddie Van Halen - Los Angeles, USA
Eddie - L.A., USA
Eddie the Guitar Shredder - Los Angeles, USA
Eddie, my guitar solos will melt your brain - L.A., USA
Eddie, I can't get along with lead singers - L.A., USA
Submit as many as you like and yes we need your email address in the appropriate comment field too so we can contact you if you win. If you want inspiration for submitting multiple entries, please watch the totally tubular movie Real Genius - why this movie did not win an Academy Award is beyond me.
The deadline to submit is Friday, March 4, 2016.
The winner will be chosen by random number selection and will be announced in early March 2016.
The winner must post their review of the bike to BikeHacks.com after putting the bike through the paces.
Living near a beach is not a requirement to enter this contest.
Because of spam I approve individual comments so your submissions may not post immediately but I will get to them.