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KoolKat
08-13-2011, 01:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE7G3GmETnY

Building the Spirit Short Wheel Base Recumbent amidst fast changing weather conditions.
Includes grinding, welding, bike building techniques, tips and tricks. Part 1 of 2.

AZTV (http://www.youtube.com/atomiczombietv)

This is the bike we will be building in this episode....

http://www.atomiczombie.com/temp/Spirit1.jpg

http://www.atomiczombie.com/temp/Spirit2.jpg

Part 2 video online soon!

Trike Lover
08-13-2011, 06:32 PM
Great video. Wonderful to see a pro at work. You've done this before, LOL! Brad, you knocked off the Timberwolf in a couple of weeks, and the new Spirit appears to have been built in less time than that. Granted you have a lot of the raw materials (chopped up bikes) already on hand, you crank these out (forgive the pun) incredibly quickly. So, a question for you, Brad: how long did your first build take? Were you even half the speed demon then that you are today?
I ask because my own progress seems painfully slow when measured against what you are able to accomplish. I know that a first build is not a contest to see how quickly something can be thrown together - there is a lot to learn with every step, especially when it comes to carving up old bikes.

Suggestion for a tutorial video(s) some time: A complete bicycle autopsy, showing how to best remove all the useful parts, and how to most easily salvage those critical components like bottom brackets, head tubes, etc. without damaging them.

Congrats on doing so much with so little this summer; I'm just amazed at what the Kat and Brad team have been able to accomplish amid the gigantic project of the move from town to country. You obviously both work very hard and very long, at least the results sure show that. When do you do the day-to-day things in life, like cook dinner :-) ! Props to you both - it's a gross understatement to say that the two of you are an inspiration.

calcustom
08-13-2011, 07:40 PM
Wow that is a really great looking design.
I may shelve everything and start 1 of these!

trikeman
08-13-2011, 08:52 PM
Nice. A Bacchetta Giro 20 for about $1000 less.

maddox
08-13-2011, 09:11 PM
I see a narrow track, swb Timberwolf variant...

Racer46
08-13-2011, 09:34 PM
Nice looking bike. My next project will be to build that rear stay assembly to put on my high roller to replace the one I hacked off for the Tomahawk.

By the way, when do you have time to work on the house and how is it coming?