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Make: Bicycle Projects by John Baichtal

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Chapter 3. Gallery of Cool Bikes

Now that you’ve had a chance to get in the bike-hacking mindset, here’s some inspiration: a dozen interesting bikes that have been (or are screaming to be!) hacked and modded.

Unicycle Conversion

Peter Wagner converted a typical unicycle (Figure 3-1) into a mini bike by bolting on a set of handlebars and a child-size front wheel. Best of all, if you loosen some bolts, the front pops off easily, restoring it to its one-wheeled glory.

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Figure 3-1. A unicycle conversion made from combining two bikes (Photo credit: Peter Wm. Wagner, aka Whymcycles)

This project exemplifies the possibilities of hacking a bike’s frame, ...

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