From the MAKE Flickr Pool:
Check out the latest work by Make: Online fixture Peter Wagner, who built this excellent frankenstein bike that sports a pretty radical suspension.
My current main ride, with dreamed-of front end made real. The whole machine is bolted together..no welds or cuts at all. The wheel base expands about a foot in a deeep bounce.
It is a bit heavier than with a plain fork as I first built it, but the added weight makes unintentional wheelies lower and recoverable… So I feel it’s worth it.
The front ‘fork’ frame is a 12″ kids ‘Next’ bike, but its rear triangle is from a full-size 26″ bike. A stem into a fork-less “head stem” is again bolted into the fender brace hole of the stock fork…. And the top front fork drop-outs receive the big triangle’s crank bolts….
She’s a sweeter ride yet!
On the rained-on cloddy alkalai playa of ’10 Burning Man, the ride on this was glassy smooth…..