Thursday, July 2, 2009

Canada Day, builders gallery updates, project updates

It was an uneventful national holiday yesterday. The rain held off all day so the fireworks at the marina went off as planned. We just hung around at home doing some odds and ends, nothing special. Had a nice dinner with East Coast lobsters, though. That was a real treat.

Added 14 new additions to the Builders Gallery this week, too. More choppers, recumbents, a tallbike, SpinCycle, and trikes. Some are featured below:

old skool chopper bike

Mike of Pennsylvania sent in a photo of his old skool chopper with lots of chrome and black accents.

chopper bike based on OverKill

The talented gang at Crank It Up Cycling for All in UK sent in another amazing build. This one is modeled after the Atomic Zombie OverKill chopper.

swb HighRoller recubent

Mike from Illinois sent in this one based on the HighRoller short wheel base recumbent design.

tadpole trike with maple seat, accessories, carbon fibre frame

This trike beauty from Jon in Maryland is made of carbon fibre and maple seat and accessories. A true work of art!

There are many more cool bikes in the Builders Gallery, so be sure to check them out and log on to the forum if you have any questions or comments about these and other projects.

The July issue of the Atomic Zombie newsletter is now online here:

Atomic Zombie monthly newsletterThis month's features include:

  • Recumbent bike project is a labor of love
  • Garage News
  • Crazy Canadian Trivia
  • Cranking out an extreme chopper
  • Ottawa-Gatineau shared bike project
  • Bike Builders Tips
  • Pedalpalooza wraps up
  • World class skateboard/BMX park
  • Bicycle Film Festival
  • E-bike technology leader
  • Builders Gallery new additions
  • Builder feedback
  • Events and recipes

Previous newsletters dating back to 2006 can be found here:

As for current bike projects, the Terminator Chopper is almost done, in addition to the E-Style BMX and the trike/quad cycle, tentatively called Quadzilla, but the name is probably going to change, as well as the final design. Looks like it will be a trike now. Some issues about the braking and cabling system, so the trike may be more feasible and less complicated than the quad design. Stay tuned to the forum for updates and announcements. We're already in July and anxious to get at least a couple of new projects online this month.

Have a safe Independence Day long weekend to our friends and family in the USA.

Cheers, friends.