Monday, November 17, 2008

The ingenuity factor of this set up just destroyed me!!!

Talk about some wicked tinkering to get things just right! Nice Job Morgan!!


This of course is a precursor to some freak bike building action about to go down over the next few weekends...

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7 comments:

gabrielamadeus said...

Hahaha! Lyle's contagious, eh?

CyclingWMD said...

Dude, he sends me these redonk digital schematics that toss my non-mathematical brain in the blender!

((lyledriver)) said...

Can you believe I was hating on the idea of using the red Sekine fork to join the upper and lower steerer tubes?

The challenge was to use two headsets, and to be able to make something work without welding.

My preferred method was to join the steerers with a split section of downtube and clamps. .. but Morgan has been testing out the hub/stem setup for a week now and says its great. It also looks insane too!

Either way, this is the first disk brake equipped tallbike I've seen.

Theodore Brosevelt said...

That's the type of thing that makes America great.

morgman said...

Thanks for the kind words! The best part about the supposed ingenuity is that it only works because I bent that fork forward learning to bunnyhop my conversion. I was getting over axle height. Now I've finally found a use for that custom 90mm offset fork.

Morgan

PS: I live in Canada.

valerio said...

hi man,
i'm italian, next days i would build my first tallbike to travel in europe. i find this steerer solution very marvellous and i want apply it on my next creation! but...i did some attempts (no welding yet) and i saw that turn rotation is not 360° but almost 90°. how did you calculate bottom-stem length/angle to make a perfect connection between upper frame's bottom bracket box and lower frame's seat tube with an accurate steerer line?

CyclingWMD said...

Hey man, this tall bike configuration was not my own but anothers. From what I was told he sat around with a bunch of parts and kept fiddling around with it til it worked just right. Seriously doubt he had any formula for it.. Sorry I can't be more help than that!