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1998 Home Brewed road bike

A Y-frame designed Road Bike designed by myself.

Frame:
Steel rectangular tubing cut and formed into the Y-frame design.

Fork/Headset:
Off of an old Eatons bike bought at a yard sale. It happened that it was a close twin to the one I owned in the late 1970's.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
From the same yard sale bike.

Pedals:
Alloy.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
52/ 42 chain on the front, 13/ 18 six speed rear gear set. This replaced a 28/14 tooth that came with the original red bike frame. The 13/ 18 gear clutter came from the older Norco road bike.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano friction shifters welded on to the frame sides/ basic front, rear shifters off of another road bike I had floating around.

Handlebars/Stem:
From another older road bike I had. The BB was cut off that frame and placed on to the fairing equiped lowracer recumbent bike seen on this site.

Saddle/Seatpost:
This came off the same bike as the handle bar and stem source bike.

Brakes:
Steel side pulls.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c tire with a 700c by 23 tire.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c tire with a 700c by 23 tire.

More Info:
A bike I built after doing a drawing of it. Just wanted to see if I could build a ridable road bike. It rides nice. It is heavy, not light but the frame geometry works well. A picture of former frame that used the seat, handle bars, crank set, bottom bracket bearing and wheels that came from is shown. The cut out BB was placed on the lowracer bike shown on this site..

Added by stevbike. Last updated about 8 years ago.

7 Comments

g-cobb

g-cobb says:

That's wild, I love it.

Posted over 7 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

well,now you've done it,but Y? lol. Really interesting and I could see an Aluminum version being almost practical and lighter. Nice work .

Posted about 8 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

If I where to redo this bike, that would be the best material to work with. Maybe someday.

Posted about 8 years ago

Nimhskater978

Nimhskater978 says:

one the most creative rides ive seen

Posted over 8 years ago

toes

toes says:

fuck yeah!

Posted about 9 years ago

snkrfiendwhitey

snkrfiendwhitey says:

This is awesome.

Posted over 10 years ago

SpoonRules

SpoonRules says:

Awesome DIY project.

Posted over 10 years ago