Monday, January 31, 2011

Wood and Paper Mache Velomobile

"Interesting idea. run through the pics to see it all."

Read more and join the discussion:  Wood and Paper Mache Velomobile

Tomahawk recumbent lowracer by Pete - AtomicZombie builders gallery



"The build log can be found in the Tomahawk section of the forum.  ~ Pete, Orlando, FL"


Very nice, Pete. Looks so much like the original Tomahawk. Well done!


The Tomahawk Lowracer is all about the speed! The extremely laid back seating position means that you will always be able to deliver your full energy to the cranks, as well as cheat the wind in ways that are impossible on a standard upright bike. The short wheelbase configuration offers agile and responsive handling characteristics that make it feel as though you are piloting a jet fighter.

The building process is designed to allow anyone with a Do-It-Yourself desire to finish his or her own version of the Tomahawk without requiring previous bike building experience or specialized tools and skills. The plan is laid out in a format that makes customization or alternate parts usage a breeze, so you will certainly be able to include your own imagination in the process of building a fast lowracer.



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With the adjustable bottom bracket and unique frame design, riders with shorter legs will be able to pilot the Tomahawk without dealing with crank interference with the front wheel. Before you start cutting your frame tubing, it is a good idea to read the entire plan so that you understand how modifications may affect the rest of the build. There is plenty of room for your own design changes, and the Tomahawk can be built using the parts you have available to you.

Take a look at our Builder's Gallery to see some other lowracer examples, including many creative modifications to the plan. Our international builders community ranges from students to retired engineers, but they all have one thing in common - the desire to build their own stuff!


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Homemade choppers and trikes - AtomicZombie builders gallery






"These are some of the bikes and trikes that I have built from scrap bikes last year."

Little red tall bike by Jose Arvizu - Atomic Zombie builders gallery





Diy Bike Seat Building - AtomicZombie builders forum

"Hello people! I made this seat.It is very comfortable and very,very cheap! And of course it is strong enough (I'm 100kgs)."

Read more and join the discussion: Seat Building

Turn marauder into short wheelbase?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

How heavy is a completed Tomahawk?

Read more and join the discussion:  How heavy is a completed Tomahawk?


The Tomahawk Lowracer is all about the speed! The extremely laid back seating position means that you will always be able to deliver your full energy to the cranks, as well as cheat the wind in ways that are impossible on a standard upright bike. The short wheelbase configuration offers agile and responsive handling characteristics that make it feel as though you are piloting a jet fighter.

The building process is designed to allow anyone with a Do-It-Yourself desire to finish his or her own version of the Tomahawk without requiring previous bike building experience or specialized tools and skills. The plan is laid out in a format that makes customization or alternate parts usage a breeze, so you will certainly be able to include your own imagination in the process of building a fast lowracer.

With the adjustable bottom bracket and unique frame design, riders with shorter legs will be able to pilot the Tomahawk without dealing with crank interference with the front wheel. Before you start cutting your frame tubing, it is a good idea to read the entire plan so that you understand how modifications may affect the rest of the build. There is plenty of room for your own design changes, and the Tomahawk can be built using the parts you have available to you.
Take a look at our Builder's Gallery to see some other lowracer examples, including many creative modifications to the plan. Our international builders community ranges from students to retired engineers, but they all have one thing in common - the desire to build their own stuff!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Random Tandem & High Roller by Andrew from Dunedin, New Zealand


"Hi Kat & Brad. The next best thing to 15 minutes of fame - the Atomic Zombie Builder's Gallery, I'm up for it! Random Tandem & High Roller by Andrew from Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thanks for your plans & resources.
Cheers, Andrew"

Awesome 'bents, Andrew. Nice job!


These and other DIY bike projects at www.atomiczombie.com

Handmade short wheel base recumbent - AtomicZombie builders gallery

Built by Phil Riddle

New Project, But it Ain't a Bike - AtomicZombie builders forum

"Well, it's been a while, and with what seems like constant snowstorms, not much getting done. The engine is still out, I had to do extensive work in the engine compartment, but it still needs to be painted.

"Turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because I decided on a new color. In the process, I discovered water base paint. Not only for the exterior, but the interior as well"

Read more and join the discussion: New Project, But it Ain't a Bike


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Donor bike rant - AtomicZombie builders forum

"So far for my build I have manged to find a matching pair of 20 inch Huffy girl bikes for 13 dollars. But, for the life of me, I have not been able to find a 26 inch mountain bike with more than 21 gears and Shimano parts."

Read more and join the discussion: Donor bike rant



Italy SpinCycle fun trike - AtomicZombie builders gallery


Hi guys. My class loves my  trike. Thanks for ideas!

Nolan's chopper - AtomicZombie builders gallery



Hi, my name is Nolan. Here is a picture of the bike I built about a year ago. I'm not too good with computers, so I hope you get it. Thanks.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DIY bike head tubes - when you can't get scrap bike parts

“It seems Belgium isn’t very “AtomicZombie friendly”. Donor bikes are scarce or expensive. Local dump ain’t an option, as scrap is “expensive” and the people working there have clear rules about not “letting it go”


Read more and join the discussion: Crown tread.






Building Better Bicycle Cultures: Bicycle Pumps on Copenhagen Trains!


Bicycle pumps onboard, mobile bike repair stations on streets - those folks in Copenhagen are pro-bike all the way. If only we could catch the bike fever throughout North America. It's slowly getting better, but it take so long to get the Powers That Be motivated to actually DO something than simply talk the talk.

Copenhagenize.com - Building Better Bicycle Cultures: Bicycle Pumps on Copenhagen Trains!

Wrench Raiders - helping the poor one bicycle at a time

A great non-profit group that provides free bike repairs for homeless and poor citizens in Portland, Oregon. This is a great idea that could open in any community, anywhere.

Two AtomicZombie thumbs up to the folks at Wrench Raiders!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Viking recumbent tandem trike by Jose - AtomicZombie builders gallery



"OK, here are the glamour pictures. 25mile ride with my wife. Wonderful day...

I know, going downhills on my road bike was not as comfortable. The trike gives you an awsome sense of stability. I followed the instructions in the plans. 20mm 36H hubs with disc brakes. I used these: http://www.bitexhubs.com/htm/hub-b-DH20M.htm

The shipping is the only problem with these, but they are cheap. I bought four of them, so that I can have two trikes and split the shipping cost."  ~ Jose Franco

Aluminum DeltaWolf trikes - AtomicZombie builders gallery





  RedRocket and Bruiser ~ Odd Man Out/Laus Deo

"The colors are triple powder coating. The red has a silver sparkle base coat, then lollipop red translucent with a clear gloss topcoat...The blue apparently does not photograph well but it is stunning -- also a triple powder coat. A silver vein base coat with a Hawaiian Blue Translucent layer with a gloss clear topcoat."

New To Forum - Want To Build A Marauder

"After a lot of "keeping my eyes open" I found what I thought was the perfect bike to build a Marauder from. It's a Huffy 26" Black Widow. Here are the specs from Walmarts web site:
* Black aluminum dual-suspension frame with steel front suspension fork
* Front and rear disc brakes provide sure stopping power for the black 26" Huffy bike
* 21-speed Enzo twist shifters are smooth and easy
* Shimano rear derailleur
* Black 26" Huffy bike features alloy rims for reduced weight
* Premium comfort saddle with brush-resistant guards
* Alloy quick release seat post is easy to adjust to ensure your ride on the black 26" Huffy bike is comfortable"

Read more and join the discussion: New To Forum - Want To Build A Marauder


Handmade bikes by Salvo - AtomicZombie builders gallery