A Metamorphosis

I’m not going to say much other than the following link takes you to one of the most amazing bike transformations I’ve run across:

Fixed Gear Gallery: Grocery Getter

Just start at the top and scroll down slowly to see a real creative genius at work.

14 Responses to “A Metamorphosis”

  • bongobike says:

    There is no doubt the guy did a great job. However, that steering linkage rod is really awkward up there. He could have made one running underneath the basket just as easily, like they do with the “bakfiets” dutch bikes. Still, the shopping basket with rollers idea is amazing.

  • Alan says:

    The thing that amazed me is that he started with a funky little folding bike and had the vision and skill to turn it into something so completely different and useful.

  • yangmusa says:

    Ok, the man is creative and his metalworking skills are something I could only dream of. But… I can’t help thinking that he’s carrying capacity doesn’t really appear to be much more than what I can carry in two large panniers and my front basket. Especially since he calls it his “grocery getter”. But I know that isn’t really the point, and it is a fabulous job etc etc :-)

  • s0fa says:

    I’ve never seen a pannier that can fit a 12 pack of toilet paper without crushing it.

  • PJ says:

    Are the head-tubes painted with a highly reflective paint?
    Very beautiful bike and having the steering rod up top seems functional in terms of quick and easy disconnect to break the bike in two.
    Love it,
    PJ

  • Croupier says:

    WHAT!!! That’s amazingly clever. Dennis should have saved this submission for number 10,000.
    I wonder if that guy can track stand it.

  • yangmusa says:

    @ s0fa:
    I put large packs of TP on top of my rack using a bungee cord. No problem!

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  • Stuart says:

    Love it except for being fixed gear! I guess that explains the picture of having his feet up on the cargo area while riding- the only way to “coast” on this baby!

  • John says:

    Very cool, but wouldn’t it be easier to just use a bike trailer of some sort? Or one of these Mexican cargo tricycles?
    http://www.thewashcycle.com/2009/08/mexico-cargo-bike.html

    Also, I’m wondering how many stores would try to stop you from pushing the front side of a bike around their aisles.

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  • BruceMcF says:

    Given a choice, I’d still take a bike stretched backward … the Xtracycle concept … which can carry just as much groceries and is, in fact, a reversible modification …

    … but that work is just so kewl that I couldn’t help but twitter it.

 
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