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Tom Spollen's Rosebud Bike & T-Bucket Trike

The newest Spollen creations, May 2005

Tom & Chris Spollen
Staten Island, NY

Tom's Rosebud Bike

Made from Myata Mixte frame
Seat from rowing machine
Seat back from old back pack frame
Recycled fenders

BMX front fork
Rapid-fire shifter
Gears: 14-28 rear 7-speed, 28/38/48 cranks, 20-75 gear inches
Dual 20" Schwalbe Marathon tires
Wheel base 42"
Seat height 20"

This bike fits in the back of the car with Chris's bike without a problem.

Tom's T-Bucket Trike

Made from recycled sidewalk kick scooter & mountain bike frame
Mountain bike forks supporting rear wheels
Coroplast luggage rack
Fenders cut from old garbage can
Seat is fiberglass-coated, aluminum inner rib around wet-molded corrugated cardboard (Mac computer box)
Stem shifters (retro grouch)
English mustache handelbar
20" front wheel, two 16" rear wheels
Front wheel drive train
3 x 5 = 15 speeds, 14-28 rear
Wheel base 56"
Seat height 10"

This trike feels like a small sports car as it darts around city streets, and is extremely practical for carrying loads up to 25 lbs.