some of the local bike punx here also have built tall bikes. they use them also for jousting events :)
Abnormal mode of transportation #2 - Tall BikeI wish I took more than just the one process photo. The first one shows the frame right after I finished welding it - a female frame and a perfectly cut back half of another bike frame that Pier gave me at the bike shop. I chose this style of tall bike frame because I don’t like how the common style places your body weight behind the bike and I wanted my center of gravity on top of my bike. Adds the feeling of security when pedaling uphill… Using a female bike frame gives me the space to mount easily from a curb with my leg already over the bike. These things can be tricky to get onto otherwise. All parts were salvaged from the Evergreen Bike Shop except for the little piece of metal I attached to keep the rear hub from falling off!