Check Out My New Electric Bike

November 17, 2009 · 0 comments

BikeBonesCar2Or maybe I should say: ‘how many old bike frames can you get into a Honda Insight?’. The answer is eight plus other bits and pieces.

I’m on a budget so I don’t want to spend a lot of money on tubing and parts right now. I’m going to be making a lot of mistakes while learning and don’t want to waste good material.

BikeBonesGarageI went on craigslist and found someone who had a whole garage full of bike stuff that he was more than happy to unload for cheap. Now I have tubes, dropouts, bottom brackets, head tubes, and forks.

Of course there is some cost in labor to cut and clean up but that’s easy enough. I can use some of the complete frame sections so I don’t have to build everything from scratch. I might get some of that labor back in time saved.

Stay tuned and watch me turn this pile of bike bones into working electric bicycles of different styles and configurations.

Do you have a good source for scrap bike frames and parts? Click on comments below and share.

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