Rocket Sidecar Bike - The Build

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by loopybike, 25 Jan 2018.

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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    [Jul 24, 2017]

    Made an in-fill panel for the bike:

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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    [Jul 25, 2017]

    Soooo close now! I'm just waiting for my good lady to finish making the seat pads and it's finished :smile:

    The crazy idea is almost reality!

    I'll get some better photos done when it's finished.

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    loopybike Über Member

    [Jul 25, 2017]

    Just realised that I didn't show you the seat being made:

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    The back rest cushion is being remade as my good lady isn't happy with the first one. She wants it all fancy......
     
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    loopybike Über Member

    [Jul 27, 2017]

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    loopybike Über Member

    [Jul 28, 2017]

    Wife has done well:

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    loopybike Über Member

    [Jul 28, 2017]

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    So that's it finished :smile:

    I'd like to thank all of you for all your kind comments. I have really enjoyed making this.
    What's going to happen to it now? Well, it's going to a friend of mine who wants to take his 3 year old grandson for rides up and down the beach front where he lives, creating lifelong memories for the lad. I like that.

    Till the next crazy project ...
     
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    loopybike Über Member

    [Aug 19, 2017]

    Meet Frankie. He's a very happy boy! :smile:

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  8. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    With thanks to @loopybike for letting me have access to the photos and letting us recreate this for the CC membership; amazing skills and a real pleasure to see it take shape and to see the end result! :smile:

    Cheers,
    Shaun :biggrin:
     
  9. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    Thanks @Shaun and @loopybike , It's been great to see the process .
     
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  10. the stupid one

    the stupid one Senior Member

    Location:
    NWUK
    It really is a thing of beauty, moreso through seeing the build process. Fantastic skills, loopybike.

    You took care to keep the wheel of the sidecar safely isolated from little fingers, but is there any chance that the rear wheel of the bike is within reach? I'm keen to see what magic you would fashion to remove that risk if it becomes necessary.
     
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  11. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

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    Simply fantastic. Had you thought about a small dashboard with a couple of gauges and flashing lights? It must bring you the inventor, the rider and passenger a lot of pleasure.
     
  12. irw

    irw Quadricyclist

    Location:
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    Very good! Looking over this reminded me a little of my quadricycle build (see the link in my signature line)- the difference being you obviously know exactly what you're doing when it comes to metalwork ;) Great seeing the tools that are used to create the panels, although I still have no idea how you managed to make that panel that was slightly out smooth again after all those hammer marks!
     
  13. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
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    Chuffing heck, that looks fantastic.
    I remember your loopy bike from a few years ago. That was crazy too, and I'd still like one...
     
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  14. Easytigers

    Easytigers Veteran

    Wow! Was engrossed following the build! It really is a thing of beauty...fab job!
     
  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Thread of the year already ? :becool:
     
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