How I Built My Own Four-Wheel Bicycle: No welding or machine shop necessary

How I Built My Own Four-Wheel Bicycle: No welding or machine shop necessary

by John Blankenship

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This attention-getting two-seater was engineered to be built from ONE bicycle, some PVC pipe, and a few miscellaneous parts using typical hand tools many people already have. Use this detailed account of my successes and failures to help you design your own bike. You can spend thousands on a four-wheel commercial bike or you can have the fun of building your own. Sure, you can find plans on the Internet, but the ones I found often required two identical bikes and expensive customized parts from a machine shop (and they still cost more than this book). I will show you how I made mine from a single bicycle I picked up at a yard sale for $10. You'll find many design and construction hints and suggestions along with 38 full-color pictures to guide you. If you are even thinking about attempting such a project, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441411228
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 631,896
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)

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How I Built My Own Four-Wheel Bicycle: No Welding or Machine Shop Necessary 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book. I built the bike. I painted it red. This isn't a book of plans, there's too much variance in materials and components, but I managed to build a bike working from the author's text and photographs. The finished bike worked well on firm level ground but was unable to handle the Burning Man Playa - ultimately, structural failure involving the loss of a wheel. However, I enjoyed the time I spent making it, and the time spent cutting it up and putting it in a dumpster!