John Deere Zipcycle

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Tom Bartlett, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Tom Bartlett

    Tom Bartlett New Member

    Presented for your inspection...another Zipcycle, a John Deere model using a '70s era cruiser frame and the Homelite string trimmer that I used on the lawn this summer (I've got until next spring before the wife finds out its gone!). My JD replica seat had not arrived, so I placed the cruiser saddle on it for pictures. Now if I can locate one of those miniature bales of hay for the luggage rack, I plan to hit a few tractor shows next year.
    Still having too much fun.....
    Tom Bartlett

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  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    cool bike !!!
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Inspiring,u did a great job there man...just goes to show if u have an engine,a frame,and the willpower there's very little to stop you(except her indoors maybe) :smile:
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  4. mopedjay

    mopedjay Guest

    awesome now we need a kubota bike
  5. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Nothing runs like a Deere! :p
  6. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    great job on the build! love them johnny poppers!
  7. retrobicycle

    retrobicycle New Member

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  8. retrobicycle

    retrobicycle New Member

    And... It still runs like a champ! Starts easily and idles great! The speedo shows about 170 miles.
  9. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    VERY nice work:) There are some talented people on this board:)-Gearhead
  10. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Great build. Frame mounted weed eater motors are a rare site.
  11. birdmannn101

    birdmannn101 Member

    Tom, I love the zipcycle with the jackshaft to the rear wheel with the belt. I am looking at my trimmer motor with no clutch to see what I can do with it. The jackshaft would make a good clutch. Can you take a look at my engine and give me some hints? Where did you get the jackshaft or did you make it yourself? Dan
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  12. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Great looking bike!