Shor-T-all: Transformer Bike Build

Started off with a lil research and inspiration…

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Then designed my bike with a free online design program called, Onshape.com

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Found a fat tire bike for $75 on my local classifieds…

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Chopped it into pieces…

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Pulled a swing arm hinge off another bike…

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And made it fit on the fat tire crank…

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Extended the swing arm…

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Rebuilt the enitre frame…

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and extended the fork…

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I built a mount for the gas shocks that would have three different positions for different weight riders. An inch or two makes a huge difference. I ended up using a commbination of 100 + 150 lbs. gas springs from McMaster Carr.

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Next came the locking mechanism to keep the bike tall or short. I went with a pin sliding on a ring type dealio. It worked great until….

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It bent the frame in half! haha

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So I rebuilt the swing arm with stronger material and designed a new locking mechanism…

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A few tweaks later it worked…

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There we go…

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Some quick paint…

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And she’s ready to go!

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