Robin Subaru Crank Driven Folding Mountain Bike

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by fireball_jones, Feb 17, 2011.

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  1. Well its a Robin Subaru Crank Driven Folding Mountain Bike... simple :2thumbsup:

    frame is 1980's rudge biframe cro-mo

    gearbox is 5:1 8T ouput sprocket

    feels really nice to ride nice to ride. i feel i have yet to test if full hill climbing capacity. its flat speed is too fast for sensible/chicken rider like myself.

    pros; handeling, weight, stelth looks (i like how much it still looks like a MTB), gear range :)

    cons; not sure of durability of crank freewheel might replace it with a 22t freewheel and drill hole in the crank sprocket to mate it up, its more complex than others i surpose

    (intellectual propertry of Me fireball_jones but other DIYer's feel free to use if you want, got to show others MBer's love :tt1: but no professional etc)

    A man than can make can make his dreams a reality

  2. problem uploading pics :(

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  3. professor

    professor Active Member

    Very slick. Well done and different. What sort of gear box are u using?
  4. BiMoPed

    BiMoPed New Member

    Great looking set up but there isn't too much thats totally new.

    There was a guy from Portland selling whole bikes with a Robin Subaru
    behind the seat like that driving through the gears. It did require pedaling
    though at all times so was a pedal assist.

    How about a pic of the other side?
  5. here is the other side.

    i have tried to find a similar design who/where is that guy in portland? doesnt scooter man live there and design something different? either way "i like to ride my bicycle" :)

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  6. discoverd i can pull start on the move :)!!!