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Built a SUB (stand up bike)

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Author: farcticox1
I was given a 24" wheel MTB in pretty good shape and decided to build a SUB with it.

Original frame
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Ready for first test ride
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Re: Built a SUB (stand up bike)

Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Author: Moonbogg
Whoa, I've never heard of a stand up bike before. Nice work for sure. Are they hard to ride?

Re: Built a SUB (stand up bike)

Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:49 am
Author: farcticox1
Elliptigo make them in a couple of sizes, that's where I got the idea from.
http://shop.elliptigo.com/ElliptiGO-SUB

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Just ridden it in my driveway so far but it feels good, might need to play with handlebar position. Mine is a single speed as I wanted to keep it simple, so I geared it high. Hoping to get it out on the local bike trails this weekend, they are flat (old train tracks)

Re: Built a SUB (stand up bike)

Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:49 am
Author: farcticox1
8km on the trail with my SUB, different technique to riding a normal bike, more like climbing stairs but you're actually going somewhere. Wouldn't want to go long distance but good for a short workout. Shortened the cranks to 90mm and changed the pedals. Next addition will be a hinge so I can fold the handlebars easily and going to try some higher bars as well.

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