Transforming Tall Bike to Chopper Bike

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Rachel Kohout
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Tell us briefly about your project. Is it a work of art or does it serve another function?

I made a bike that transforms from a tall bike to a chopper bike while riding. It's more of a novelty and fun bike to ride, though you would definitely win a game of bike limbo with it. It is made with a full suspension mountain bike and a set of gas shocks. The spring on the mountain bike is removed to allow the bike to pivot, the fork and rear triangle of the bike are extended. The gas shocks are extended when the bike in the tall position and compressed in the chopper position.

When did you start working on this project and how long did it take you to complete?

I started working on it in the end of June, and it took about 3 or 4 weeks to complete.

What was your goal in building this project?

To make a bike that transforms from tall to chopper while I ride!

Does your project help to solve a problem? If so what problem?

What sort of crazy tall bike can I ride?

What makes your idea unique?

It's a bike that can transform into two different positions, and back, all while riding the bike.

In what capacity are you using bearings and what type of bearings?

The bike uses bearings in the bottom bracket, head tube, and wheels. The gas shocks are connected to the bike with a ball and socket.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your project?

How much fun it is to ride! You get two different views riding this bike vs riding a "normal" bike.

How will you use the $5,000 prize?

I don't have specific plans but I would use some to build more bikes!

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