Brazing work by Alexwetmore Photo credits http://alexwetmore.org
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Make ur own recumbent or bike. KC, this is for u!
Found this while surfing around the web and made me think abit about our modern lifestyle. I mean how often when we think of our next bike, it would be straight to the bikeshop and purchase it. Of course, after all the googling of information on the world wide web, blogs and forums. We speak like we know it all, spouting angles, materials, methods like TIG welding, brazing, latest techno gizmos and what have u not. But most of us, including myself are just "www couch potatoes". We never really got our hands dirty or did any real welding.. mods...(ok, I service my bikes abit and mod little.. but nothing like what this guy did!) This guy was amazing! He did the total opposite.... went to the junk yard, cobbled all this at home, in the kitchen space. Using basic tools like a hacksaw and a propane torch. Really salute his ingenuity and passion. Check it out!
Here is another cool dude by the name of Alexwetmore who mods/ make/braze his frame, racks and even a canoe... Impressive!