Swing bike build

We started with a bike my dad have gave me for the project, a women's super cycle that we cut to find that it was very thin wall tubing and casted frame joints. A little while later I had found a folding bike on kijiji for 10 bucks which ended up being the main frame which the bike was built off of.

We used the forks off the super cycle giving a 26" tire clearance and a set of rims. The frame used tire size was approximately 16", so the back had to be modified using a spacer and some light persuasion in order to fit the 26ers.

In order to use the forks and have the neck assembly to hold them in we cut 1/2 inch piece of the top of the neck and welded it back together. Taking it from the top helped keep strength in the neck.

We took the length of the parts bike neck and cut that out our frame. When welding the neck piece in to make the swivel, we used some round tube from a parts bike and welded it on the ends of the swivel piece so it inserts into the frame giving better support and strength than butt welding alone.

A bracing for the brake back stop had to be made because we put in the 26" tires.

Next I wanted to take the chrome dipped fenders from the super cycle however they were to big, so I cut one up making them smaller and chop rod looking.

I also wanted the bike to have something rustic looking on it so off came the super cycle chain guard. It's this faded blue, rust and clarity of the brand name that make it an awesome focal point.
In order to put it on I made a little mounting point.

At this point the bike was good to go. I took her for a ride and what a blast!
My fiancée took the chrome pieces that weren't looking so good and buffed them out with an SOS pad and rag.
Here's a before and after

The results are great, I was very surprised and impressed with how much they cleaned up.
I wanted to add a personal touch for his birthday so I added some dice with 64 representing his year of birth on the tube stem.


Pleased with the results.



This is how you park your swing bike:




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