Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ghost House Chopper: Bloomington, IN

This beast was made my buddy Edwin up Bloomington, IN. The design is just beautiful, however the bottom bracket shell is currently half-disconnected from the rest of the bike. Almost custom fabricated!!




Sunday, July 17, 2011

Crazy Tallbike in Madison

Spotted this gorilla-hanger style tallbike rolling down the street in Madison, WI. You can't see it very good in the pictures, but it actually has a left-side-to-right-side double chain setup and gears.

Brakeless Fixie Tallbike

What a death trap. Seen and ridden in Knoxville, was this thing. I think what made it difficult is the gear ratio. I drunkenly tried to do a trackstand and busted my ass. But Johnathan rode it for the whole Freedom Thighs ride somehow and he could do a trackstand so it is possible. Note the fancy hand-laced wheels.

The mortar exploded on the frist try of this.

How does he fucking do it?

Wooden Handlebars

Why? I don't know. (same house)


At the same house in TN. Appearently those are old battery boxes.

Rotting in the Yard

Spotted these in the backyard of house in Knoxville, TN where a bunch of the bike collective kids live. Appearently these are mostly retired due jousting damage, but you'll notice the before and after pictures. Somebody was working of these while we on our ride.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ward's Pedicab

OG Pizza Eater, Ward, got a job riding pedicabs in Tuscaloosa, AL.  Leather seat and cannopy.  This thing is slow and akward to cotrol.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bike Chair

I saw a few nice seats using the same concept in a shop in Gainesville.  Baby House needed a chair so I threw this together.  It was not a big hit considering it hurts your ass and you need decent balance just to sit in it.

Unfinished Chopper

I started this one drunk afternoon.  Gave up when I realized we didn't have a back wheel that would fit, a headset that would fit, a seatpost that would fit, or a drill.  Oh well.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Super Tall Bike and Chopper in Ft. Collins.

My friend, Lorrie, saw these in Fort Collins, Colorado. Hella sexy. Note, the tallbike has a flat. Note, also, that I cannot figure out how they mount these things.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Thing

Quickly assembled. Poorly assembled. Dangerous to ride. Akward to ride. Who wouldn't want one? It's actually really comfortable with regular handlebars on it. Janky, though. Made by Ant in one night

Ward's Bike Pile

The pile of bikes over at my buddy Ward's house in Tuscaloosa.

left to right: Concord fixed-gear, Mercier Kilo TT pro, Lemond Alp D'Huez, Big Black, Big Red

note the scott bars used as a luggage rack.

Big Red

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Duane's Bikes

Duane has been cranking out the silly little bikes for years at the Flying Monkey Arts Center in Huntsville, AL. He's really got it down to an art. I been on quite a few of them, and they ride pretty well. The second to last one is my favorite. Note the effort put into giving it hand brakes and two speeds. Also, the fenders are made of flippers.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Orlando Tallbike

I haven't been able to upload any pictures for a while, so when I was this on facebook I jumped on it. I rode this bike down in orlando last winter. 24 in" wheels, and a chunk of a derailuer welded on to get the slack out of the chain. Ratty!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pizzaween Two!!

Pizzaween this year had a realitively good turn out, especially when it came to the freakbikes. For the first time in a long time the majority of the bikes on the ride were freaks. I didn't take too many good pictures, especially of the fun stuff because I was busy doing it. We played a few games of hard-contact freakbike footdown which many wheels. Later we played throw the wheel, drink the booze, and tallbike jousting. Whoever took the pictures of the joust couldn't be bothered to stand up, and it was dark so none of them came out. Oh well. Full album here.

The crew down at the games court, dinking.

Brief break to fix a flat.

truing a wheel

eating the pizza

gorilla hangers, pizza wagon, and old bolty.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Austin Polo Bike

Spotted this one behind a food co-op Austin, TX.  It's nice to see a polo bike that isn't just some hipster bike with color matching and an excuse to have "disc wheels".  The person who made this one has the right idea.  Fat tires, reasonable gear ratio, platform pedals.  It could use a hand brake, but what really sells it is the welded-on horizontal drop-outs.  Rear axl looks pretty damn beefy too.

Canadian Rat Rod

When I was Canada we took a pay-train as far out of Toronto as possible (long story), but at the end of the line I happened upon this sweet ratrod locke up next a literal pile of bikes.  Canadian bikes.    Note the red front reflector, the double rear brakes, useless front brake, and crazy-ass frame.  Rad.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Italian Tandem Tallbike

This one was submitted by reader Rocco.  Here's a link to the post.  Check out how tall that thin is!  It looks both junky and quality!  Even has double brakes!

Also, I'm going to start throwing some related links of bikes found on the internet down here:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tallbike Austin, TX

There is another, crappier picture of this one in the Austin Critical Mass post, but I found this picture I snapped of just this tallbike.  Albiet junky in demeanor, it seems that this character probably rides this as a main bike.  Pump.  Panier.  Ghost-ring!

Rat Bikes, Chicago!

While in Chicago, I stayed at a house and was stoked to see a tallbike with Rat Patrol written on it back in the bike room.  I also saw a nice chopper and pile of etc. bikes.

Tallbike Birthday Cake

Once, my friends Brian and Sally made me a tallbike birthday cake!  PCxBC!!

What the Fuck!?

Here's a "brilliant" "bicycle" I "built" one drunken "night".  It's just some random-ass commuter frame with wheels from a little tricycle.  You can see the fram in the background.  Front wheel drive.  The back wheels fall out when you pick it up.  Plain old stupid.  Actually rides though.