tallbike workshop, köln

No experts, no masters. Despite my heartfelt belief that experts are over-rated and diy deserves endless high fives, I was nervous as fuck about giving the tallbike building workshop at the wagenplatz birthday festival in Köln. But, turns out, haha, I actually do know how to build a tallbike, and with someone who knows lots about getting the annoying bits off of bike frames and someone else who knows how to weld around to help, the day resulted in six mostly finished frankenstein bikes that even Mad Max could love.

CONTAINER BIKE/SHOPPING CART BAKFIETS

THE STORK

APOCALYPSE TANDEM

THE PEGASUS (kids frame on top)

THE QUICK CHOPPER (they built this fucker in what felt like ten minutes)

THE “I SWEAR I SAW THAT SAME FRAME AT THE FLEAMARKET FOR 100 EUROS” OLD SCHOOL CLASSIC

I’ll be posting semi-detailed instructions for building your own tallbike tomorrow. I promise. This isn’t like my other empty “I’ll post X next week” promises. This one is already finished and scheduled.

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Thursday August 27th 2009, 5:42 am 3 Comments
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[...] though it is—I built as a birthday present. Inspired by what I had seen in Cologne during the tall bike building workshop, I came home, got out the angle grinder, and chopped off the front of a shopping cart that had been [...]

Pingback by Recycling for the Apocalypse: Cart Chair - Love and Trash, A DIY blog for people who do things differently. 07.06.11 @ 5:03 pm

Hmm, my friend’s husband is a clown and has a couple of tall bikes which he rides wearing stilts. He has just converted a petrol driven clown car which went bang and the panels dropped off, to electric, making it lighter and easier to transport.

Comment by Anni 12.09.11 @ 1:11 am

That bike with the shopping cart infront would be the sensation for every Dumpster Diver ;)
I would like to buy it or give somone that made it food for one year in exchange!!! So long that person lives close to Wiesbaden near Frankfurt, Germany

Comment by Diving Queen 05.21.12 @ 10:57 pm




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