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Little bike for the little guy.

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Project by KENVO posted 442 days ago 924 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something I have been wanting to build for my little guy for a couple months and I’m glad I didnt have any other projects in the garage this weekend. He loves it! I have a street bike I occasionaly ride around on and he is amazed by it, he watches me leave and trys to growl like the engine “grahhh, grahhh”. When I showed this to him he reached and began grahh grahh. He’s been riding or pushing it all morning.

I made it from all shop scrap Fur wheels from a table build, rewood frame from a shower bench, front fork is aspen from a desk, and the rest is just odds and ends. The triple tree is made from a door hinge and a 5’’ long bolt running through the fork. It lets it turn a couple inches either way. Back axle is a poplar 1’’ dowel glued and screwed into the wheels floating in the frame, a couple donuts screwed to the axle keep it from shifting side to side. Im going spray it it with laquer tonight while he’s sleeping.

It’s pretty rewarding building a toy having him like it.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 442 days ago

Great little bike. I suspect that you have created a new family heirloom – to be passed on to future generations.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 442 days ago

Wow! It looks like he is having a blast! Very cool! A future Harley rider for sure.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 442 days ago

Great build, but really nice your son likes riding it

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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KENVO

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#4 posted 428 days ago

He loves it! Just glad to make it happen!

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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