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Montag, 7. Oktober 2013

My diy steel-fullsuspension bike is completed

After about 3 months of testing, my bike is finally ready:
I used an old hardtail frame as a base and modifed the geometry, installed a bearing and made a rear swing.

Here is some data:

  • Material: Frame from an old Giant bike, rear swing from steelpipes from a building supply store
  • Costs: around 550 Euro, all parts were bought used in mint condition.
  • Travel: 160/160mm
  • Thrust in my own welding: I still check for cracks regulary
  • Weight: 16 kg

Here are the links to the blogentries about how I built it:

About the concept
How I made the bearing for the rear suspension
Early progress pictures
The frame
An overview about the project

And some video