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latheboy
20-06-2014, 12:01 PM
New project on the go, Jen built me a kid 8 months ago and he is starting to stand.

So i need to get him on a bike asap.

bit of stuffing around on Solidworks and come up with this.

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Made some changes on the fly and now i'm up to here.

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Only real changes are the drop out for the wheels, i wasn't happy with that part of the model.

Just got to make a seat and mount some bars, then off to Gibbo for paint.

Bamm.

Gix11
20-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Fuck yea! That's awesome Ivan. You're on a roll mate.

latheboy
20-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Thanks Si,
Hey.... how do you change the title?
It should be, "Balance Track Racer" haha

I was going to buy one but 700 euro is a bit much for the one I wanted.

BANDITROD
20-06-2014, 12:41 PM
That's fucking cool nice work hippie

Gix11
20-06-2014, 12:53 PM
Thanks Si,
Hey.... how do you change the title?
It should be, "Balance Track Racer" haha


Like that.

latheboy
20-06-2014, 01:02 PM
HAHA awesome.

Thanks Rod.

ozzy1100
20-06-2014, 01:37 PM
fuck thats cool

timbo
20-06-2014, 03:00 PM
That's a cool looking gigger you got there mate. :cool::cool:

DCRacing
20-06-2014, 03:17 PM
good work top stuff

ALBI
20-06-2014, 03:54 PM
cool but dont forget to put a mount for pegs buddy!
we have ballance bikes at our local BMX track and the ones hitting the track are putting their feet on rear stays and wheel is close to their feet as they are standing up now , but two of the bikes have foldable pegs so the kids can flip down and stand upright !

latheboy
20-06-2014, 03:54 PM
It's good to be building something again, it's got me keen to finish my downhill bike now.
Then i can go and hurt myself on something I built :)

latheboy
20-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Good idea Albi, for this one though it'll get small running boards to keep with the style.

I might just buy him one for the BMX track that i wont cry over when he bins it.....

I have started designing a mini DH bike too, I hope he like bikes haha

Azrael
29-06-2014, 06:24 AM
Building bikes for the kids is cool, they start piling up as they grow bigger though, my spares shed looks like the evolution of the chopper in pushies...

Looks good man

Large
29-06-2014, 07:42 AM
I especially like how the tread pattern is the Philip Island track. Subliminal message to son I reckon.

latheboy
29-06-2014, 04:44 PM
He will be a world champion if he knows what's good for him .. shakes fist... Haha .. I hadn't noticed
That mr large ..
I've already started designing the bigger one for a 50cc engine :)

I think a mini dh bike will be the next bike though..

GammaBoy
08-07-2014, 03:33 PM
what size are the wheels - I need to build something for my bub soon :)

latheboy
08-07-2014, 07:22 PM
12" wheels... I have some 10" kicking around that will go on first which will bring the seat height down.. then when he is taller the 12's will go back on ..

Iceman
09-07-2014, 05:21 AM
That's Rad to the power of Max Ivan. Nice one!

GammaBoy
09-07-2014, 06:58 AM
12" wheels... I have some 10" kicking around that will go on first which will bring the seat height down.. then when he is taller the 12's will go back on ..
OK, cool - they're pushbike wheels though yeah?

latheboy
09-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Thanks Clint, I drove past your place on the weekend.... why were'nt you out the front to wave?

They are pushy wheels off a kids bike....

Hard rubbish is you best friend!!! I picked up 4 kids bikes just to get the wheels then dumped the frames on my pile :)

I did keep one bike though, it was mint just needs a chain.

latheboy
09-07-2014, 09:30 AM
Update too....

I've fitted the bars now.

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Now I need to get my wood working skills on for the seat ... I hate wood.

GammaBoy
09-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Hard rubbish is you best friend!!! I picked up 4 kids bikes just to get the wheels then dumped the frames on my pile :) .

Ahhh - nice!

Iceman
09-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Thanks Clint, I drove past your place on the weekend.... why were'nt you out the front to wave?

Sorry mate, I was busy hiding incase you stopped in....

latheboy
02-10-2014, 07:10 AM
Paint!!!11!!111!!!1!!

Still got to finish the seat, I'll wrap it in leather so it fits the era.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/latheboy179/pic2_zps00ce7007.jpg (http://s1226.photobucket.com/user/latheboy179/media/pic2_zps00ce7007.jpg.html)

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee405/latheboy179/pic1_zpseebffe03.jpg (http://s1226.photobucket.com/user/latheboy179/media/pic1_zpseebffe03.jpg.html)


Massive thanks to Gibbo for the paint.

Gix11
02-10-2014, 08:04 AM
He is now officially the coolest kid in town.

ozzy1100
02-10-2014, 09:10 AM
How fucking cool is that

MattyDucati
02-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Thats very nice, well done

xa-mont
02-10-2014, 09:45 AM
coolest kids bike EVER!

wackyrider
02-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Awesome!!!

latheboy
02-10-2014, 12:15 PM
This is why i love my job, I get to make cool shit.
I guess i'll have to make one now so i can be like my kid :) ....

Thanks guys.

TurboKat
02-10-2014, 04:43 PM
That's Rad !! & a Gibbo paintjob to boot :cool:
This Kid doesn't stand a chance of being a Nerd. unlike his old man...

latheboy
03-10-2014, 05:49 AM
Ahaha ... Get Fuck tk :)

BANDITROD
03-10-2014, 03:21 PM
Looks great ivan

latheboy
04-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Thanks hippie

GammaBoy
05-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Stupid question, but does that steering geometry work? Looks like it's got no trail?

latheboy
05-10-2014, 07:42 PM
It worked on a 1914 Cyclone on the board tracks doing over 200kph, works fine for a 1 year-old doing 2 kph :)
The frame is scaled down from a full sized bike.