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I want to build this!!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I really didn't know where to put this thread, so here it is. Maybe it needs it's own fourm. Anyway, since I'm both an avid cyclist and an avid skier, I want to build a ski bike. Here's the plans.

http://www.dirtragmag.com/web/article-print.php?ID=606

After I e-mailed the plans to my wife, she asked If I had read the disclaimer.
Quote:
"These are just guidelines for creating a snow toy. The ski bike is not even remotely safe to build, ride, or even stand next to. Many early versions of the ski bike failed miserably, and just because this one's stayed intact so far, doesn't mean that yours is going to. So make sure all of your bolts are tight and your life insurance is up to date. "
I told her it was exactly why I want to build it....

I figure I can get an old MTB frame and an old set of skis from Deseret Industries (Read Utah's version of goodwill) for less than $50 total (I easily made that in tips last weekend) and I'm good to go. I've got a buddy that makes these and says they're a hoot! Wish me luck!!

L
post #2 of 15
Your wife is right. Listen to her.
post #3 of 15
Yah this is a wicked sick set up for ur snow bike get this.
http://www.skibikefun.com/Buy%20it!.htm


CHECK OUT SOME REAL SNOWBIKING!
http://www.compfused.com/directlink/487/
post #4 of 15
Like climbing skyscrapers, snow bikes are serious injury or death waiting to happen.

post #5 of 15
Maybe I'm missing the point of a snowbike, but wouldn't a mountain bike with studded tires (or even regular tires) do pretty much the exact same thing?
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
I think I'm going to retro fit the back with an old snowboard.

Where's Gonzo when you need him????

L
post #7 of 15
The Beatles rode them in the movie 'Help' so they must be safe.
post #8 of 15
I forgot that ski bikes were still around. When I was in HS in the 70's a liftie up at Holiday Valley NY had one. I think it is probably a lot of fun.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Lonnie
I think I'm going to retro fit the back with an old snowboard.

Where's Gonzo when you need him????

L
The ones I've seen around here are built just like that.

They look fun to me.
post #10 of 15
If at all possible, build it using a full suspension frame and fork. Don't forget your MTB helmet and ski skates. They rent those things here at Sierra at Tahoe. You should get a look at the snow versions designed to load onto lifts. Yeah, suspension, thats what you need.


Edit: Why is this bike standing up?????
post #11 of 15
I want my two dollars!!!!!
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I want my two dollars!!!!!
Classic movie - I thought the same thing when I saw the pictures!
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by OldSchool
Like climbing skyscrapers, snow bikes are serious injury or death waiting to happen.

100 sentences tell the story.

or so sayeth Donald Barthelme.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Lonnie
I think I'm going to retro fit the back with an old snowboard.

Where's Gonzo when you need him????

L
I'd think it better if you used outrigger snowblades on ski boots and did adjunct platform/steering with those extra sticks... I mean, you would be wearing the snowblades. just like your usual ski setup, eh Lonnie?

and I agree with cirquerider, FS if possible!
post #15 of 15
These things are a hoot to ride , I built a few back in the late 70's that were literally identical to the link Cirquerider posted . Best ride and wreck I ever had was being pulled behind a horse .
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