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Reverse Steer Charity Bike Project

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  1. whbicycles

    whbicycles Chimp

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    I built this reverse steer bike to raise money for charity. I used two $10 bikes I got from garage sales. I found the gear at a place in Cleveland called HGR. I cut the gear in half and welded one half to each fork. I used a laser cutter to make the sign boards for the center and my friend hand painted them. Check it out:



















     
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  2. whbicycles

    whbicycles Chimp

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  3. 4130biker

    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    That head angle alone makes that thing undridabru round these parts amigo.
     
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  4. whbicycles

    whbicycles Chimp

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    It's not meant to be ridden more than a couple feet, the steering is backwards. It's just a game used to raise money for charity.
     
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  5. junkyard

    junkyard You might feel a little prick.

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    At first I was thinking "oh any little rock in the gear will fuck you up" then I saw the sign on it. Now I want to watch people try it. Then give it a try myself.
     
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  6. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Nicely done. It is an impossible machine, no one can ride it (without months or years of practice).
     
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  7. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I think that is a cool project... not sure I could ride 20 feet. :)
     
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  8. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    is manualing cheating?

    nice jorb, man.
     
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  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Not impossible. Cross your hands up on your handlebars. Has a similar effect as reverse steering. Doesn't take to long to sort it out.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    This could be an epic bait bike.
     
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  11. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Put a reverse geared hub on it while you are at it.
     
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  12. whbicycles

    whbicycles Chimp

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    It only took me about a week to learn but now I can't ride a regular bike :/
     
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  13. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Fun fact.

    You can strap goggles onto people where their vision is upside down. The brain quickly adapts and then sees the world right side up. Take the goggles off and the right side world will seem upside down for a while. I assume there is a fair bit of vomiting and falling down during the transitions.

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/nov/12/improbable-research-seeing-upside-down
     
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  14. canadmos

    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    Would this thing reverse the affect of a few beers and then riding?
     
  15. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Don't think so.....I don't see any additional storage space for dead hookers beyond an average bike.
     
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    WestCoastHucker Turbo Monkey

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    this actually works. i haven't fully mastered it yet, but there was a whole lot of faceplanting the first couple days...
     
  17. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    That's awesome. Add beers and you could make bank for charity. :rofl: