Atomic Zombie’s Bicycle Builder’s Bonanza

A fun and detailed guide to hacking unusual bicycles from old bike parts. With a bit of welding here and there you can take castoff bicycles and repurpose them in dozens of imaginative ways. Here are notes for customizing choppers, tandems, unicycles, and crazy stunt bikes with frames found at the dump. How to strip down a bike to its useful components, and what to keep in mind as you modify its design and performance.

-- KK  

Atomic Zombie’s Bicycle Builder’s Bonanza
Brad Graham, Kathy McGowan
2004, 388 pages
$17

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Sample Excerpts:

 All parts of a frame after cutting

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 Make final adjustments before priming and painting.

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 The completed Skycycle is an awesome sight. Are you bold enough to ride it?

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Pulling a “one hander” is no problem once you feel comfortable with the Skycycle.