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ShelGame Posted - 12/10/2018 : 15:27:42
So I bought this big lot of crappy bikes. I have to do something with them. Some will get built up and sold off or given away. And, some will get cut up for tubing.

But, I found this while looking through Pinterest and thought I could build one easily from one of the bikes I have...



One of the bikes I have is a Huffy Bay Pointe (like this one):



Measured it up, and drew up a Velocino using the rear triangle and down tube; keeping the seat tube (which does not appear in any 'real' velocinos, but who cares...).



'Real' velocinos seem to use 12" front wheels. But, I don't have one of those. I have a 'nice' 16" chrome front wheel from a jogging stroller. So, I drew that in there. Not sure I like it or not, but the geometry kind of works.Maybe I'll hit the Salvation Army store this weekend and see if there's a 12" scooter available.
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ShelGame Posted - 06/10/2019 : 08:31:38
quote:
Originally posted by SpiderMonkey

I'd love to see it in USS, which IIRC was the original design. Is it scary?

--SpiderMonkey



Not like this it isn't. These bars are to narrow under the but to work as USS. They were touching the back of my legs when straight ahead. Different bars works work.
SpiderMonkey Posted - 06/07/2019 : 17:01:43
I'd love to see it in USS, which IIRC was the original design. Is it scary?

--SpiderMonkey
ShelGame Posted - 06/07/2019 : 08:58:42
Here's a little clip of my son riding it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZP_-9z7U8c
ShelGame Posted - 06/07/2019 : 08:57:20
quote:
Originally posted by Garrie L Hill

Well, I'm thinking that we need to create a new race class in HPRA for projects like this:

Stock
Women
Junior
Trike
Multi Rider
Streetliner
Streamliner
WTF - "You actually want to ride that!?" ;-)

Garrie "carbon based lifeform" Hill
HPRA Co-Dictator of the East
for pics of some of my time and money sucking projects
http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g277/cfbb/
and videos
http://vimeo.com/5513519






I'd race it!
Garrie L Hill Posted - 06/07/2019 : 08:06:44
Well, I'm thinking that we need to create a new race class in HPRA for projects like this:

Stock
Women
Junior
Trike
Multi Rider
Streetliner
Streamliner
WTF - "You actually want to ride that!?" ;-)

Garrie "carbon based lifeform" Hill
HPRA Co-Dictator of the East
for pics of some of my time and money sucking projects
http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g277/cfbb/
and videos
http://vimeo.com/5513519


ShelGame Posted - 06/06/2019 : 22:58:03
So, this thing got finished finally. I rode it. Once. Now, it's hanging on the wall in the garage.


ShelGame Posted - 01/27/2019 : 18:48:59
quote:
Originally posted by warren

Should be a fun circus bike. Will the cranks hit the ground when you turn?



I hope not. If they do, I can swap in some shorty cranks from one of the 16 bikes.
warren Posted - 01/27/2019 : 18:32:56
Should be a fun circus bike. Will the cranks hit the ground when you turn?
ShelGame Posted - 01/27/2019 : 16:47:30
Built a stem today. And, ordered some tubes/tires. Now, just waiting for it to warm up enough for paint.



SpiderMonkey Posted - 01/07/2019 : 06:54:27
I love this. I came across the velocino a couple months ago and immediately wished I had the skills and time to make one. Thanks for sharing this project.

Maybe I'll make one from CF tubing someday, if I ever get good enough.

--SpiderMonkey
ShelGame Posted - 01/06/2019 : 15:54:35
Seat is mounted, fork is cleaned up. Just need those cruiser bars to show up so I can build a stem. Then, paint. And tires.

ShelGame Posted - 12/31/2018 : 16:49:29
Finished the fork mods and mocked it up. Not quite original looking, but I think it will pass as a velocino just fine.





Seat post is up next.
ShelGame Posted - 12/30/2018 : 16:06:22
Re-forged the fork this afternoon. Its actually a little too wide now. Still need to drill and slot it. Its not pretty, but itll clean up.



ShelGame Posted - 12/23/2018 : 18:55:09
Fitted the new top tube today.

ShelGame Posted - 12/17/2018 : 09:17:12
Before:




After:





I was also able to spread the spare Huffy fork I had from a previous "Sea Pines" bike (looks like the exact same fork).



All of this steel is relatively low strength stuff. But thick. The main frame tubes are 1" OD x 0.06" wall.
purplepeopledesign Posted - 12/16/2018 : 22:37:05
Looks like the Advanta by Ernest Clive Buckler. When the geometry is just right, you can steer into a turn, then remove your hands from the bars and keep going the same radius with minimum pedal input.

:)ensen.

Those who claim to be making history are often the same ones repeating it.

Video of my trike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdSLRD_2vzc
Photos of my trike
http://www.flickr.com/photos/purplepeople/
warren Posted - 12/13/2018 : 20:39:33
This should be a fun show and tell bike. It reminds me of Bill Murphy's all wheel steering circus bike.
ShelGame Posted - 12/13/2018 : 09:15:29
Been thinking about how to build this. I think I can throw this little bad boy together this weekend.

I'm just going to section the down tube; it'll be easier to align without a formal jig.
The top tube will get cut out, the ends de-brazed (yes, this 70's Huffy is brazed together), then I think I'll actually re-use that tube as the 'new' top tube. Swap ends, and it might just work.

The fork from this bike has formed dropouts (not brazed or welded). I think I'll just cut down the fork and re-form the drops. Spacing the fork might be an issue. Hopefully it'll spread enough after cut to take the 16" wheel.

Maybe like this...

SpiderMonkey Posted - 12/10/2018 : 20:05:10
Oh man, I came across that 1930s Italian Velocino design a few weeks back looking through old bicycling trading cards posted on CrazyGuy. I wanted to make one for a project out of CF someday. They look like so much fun. Part of the original sales pitch was that you wouldn't fall on your face over handlebars when you ran into the inevitable pedestrian, dog, horse cart, etc.

Make it!

--SpiderMonkey
ShelGame Posted - 12/10/2018 : 18:26:06
I like to make drawrings...
Larry Lem Posted - 12/10/2018 : 17:33:58
Cool! That's a lot of "drawing". Just cut it up and weld!!!

Larry Lem

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