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Bike, Scooter, And Chopper Projects For The Evil Genius

CREATE RADICAL NEW RIDES WITH THESE OUTLANDISH PROJECTS!,/p> Want to take your evil talents on the road? Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius has everything you need to morph your old, unwanted wheels into fabulous, fully functional vehicles. Now you can fuel your artistic side, conserve energy, and get where you need to go with serious attitude! Dozens of pictures throughout the building process help you create these rad rides, some that you power yourself and some that will propel you for extensive distances with just the push of a button, running on inexpensive power obtained from a wall socket or the sun. Each project can be modified, mixed together, and customized, enabling you to create literally hundreds of new devices-the only limit is your imagination! Features illustrated instructions and plans for more than 13 highly detailed projects, all of which can be built using easily available parts and a few basic tools. Shows you how to completely dismantle a standard bicycle in order to twist it into something much more evil. Gives you alternative design ideas that leave room for you to mix or change the projects to suit your own evil agenda. Learn new skills and look cool - this book is for everyone with a desire to chop and create. Garage hackers unite! Regardless of your skill level, Bike, Scooter, and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius will arm you with the skills you need in order to churn out your very own evil rides. Have a look at what is on our Evil Genius drawing board… Attitude and Style Gladiator Chopper Trike Old Skool Attitude The Whipper Snapper Speed and Comfort StreetFox Tadpole Trike DeltaWolf Racing Trike Little Warrior Trike Alternative Transportation Ucan2 HandCycle SpinCycle Vortex SkyStyle Tallbike Electric Power Sparky MiniBike LongRanger Bike Silent Speedster Kids Electric Trike

Series: Evil Genius

Paperback: 300 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition (June 2, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0071545263

ISBN-13: 978-0071545266

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.7 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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I was interested in recumbents, but the prices are astronomical. I bought this book and Bicycle Builder's Bonanza from the same author. This bike has several trike plans, while the other has two wheeled recumbents. Of course, both have outrageous choppers as here and trick bikes, etc. I'd buy this for choppers or rec. trikes, and the other for tall bikes and 2 wheel recumbents.The plans are detailed, simple to follow (even if you know nothing about design and reading plans), and complete. his website, atomiczombie, has many more. I had already purchased several bike plans from the site while waiting for my books to be delivered. The bike building is written in a way that help you understand the reason why each part or design works and design/modification trade-offs. the books both explain how to strip a bike for parts and how each part works. the plans are very non-technical and, as I said, easy to follow. Because of the detail in the plans, you not only build the bike, you understand why each part is set up as it is so you end up understanding bike design much more than simple plans would show you.Both books are excellent.

I don't know why genius has to be evil. And there ain't much genius in the projects described. However, this was just what we were looking for- a practical guide to create very interesting projects. I bought the book for my oldest son (he's 14), yet I had just as much fun deciding which of the projects we like the most. The book brought us together, again, so now we have 12 different bicycles in the garage (all from the junkyards) and two electric beauties being constructed. Thanks. the best inspiration for a budding bike mechanic.

I purchased this book and also the Bicycle Builder's Bonanza by the same author because I wanted ideas on how to build my own recumbent bike or trike. The plans and details are awesome, and Brad often explains why certain design decisions were made. I think the best thing about the book is that it inspires me to go out and build something. My mind is already cranking on how to modify the designs presented in the book. Now, my only problem is deciding between the Delta Wolf and the Street Fox!

Bike, Scooter and Chopper Projects for the Evil Genius is the second book from the team of Brad Graham and Kathy McGowan. Like their first offering, Atomic Zombie's Bicycle Builder's Bonanza, it's a readable, down-to-earth common-sense collection of plans, tips and tricks for anyone who's ever felt the urge to "roll their own" cycle. It's packed with useful information, and projects are presented in a series of manageable steps. My only disappointment (and this is not a fault of the book) was that I had already purchased many of the plans separately from the Atomic Zombie web site, and there was some duplication of material. Having said that, this is an excellent read, good fun, and a guide that deserves a spot on every bike hacker's bookshelf.

This is a well detailed book for anyone wanting to start building custom bikes or trikes. Brad takes you through all the steps of cutting up and reconstructing bikes as well as fabricating with new material. He shows that you are only limited by your own imagination. He admits he is not a seasoned welder but shows how you can get started doing this if you take the time and patience to dress up your work. I highly recommend this book for the beginner as well as the seasoned builder for its detail on how to get started as well as ideas for future projects.

I LOVE THIS BOOK. Authors have a lot of good ideas. When I finish my Mustang I plan on building a few of these bikes to ride around the car shows. I've also joined the web site

Have had both Atomic Zombie books for a number of years, big fan of the website as well. The books are great for inspiration and information, can take it with you for a bit of reading. The website and electronic plans are better for completeness, have a number of the plans. Only 1 project started, got pushed aside while other projects came up. Still want to get back to it, and of course can't wait to start bent project as well.If a 3rd book came out, which I know it won't, I'd be ordering it as well.

Great collection of plans if you ever want to build your own bike. Have used it to build one and looking for parts for another. Simple and easy to follow instructions as well as super support with the online forum.

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