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HELP me tiki-fy my new bicycle
Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2012-06-07 7:35 pm   Permalink

Not to derail, but I'm doin it! I rode my bicycle with a trailer at Midnight Madness one year (07?). I loaded the trailer with a lighted palm tree and a bucket of Mai Tais in plastic pineapples. I had to ditch the trailer due a mechanical & call for back up to get home. next weekend was Oasis.
I'll try to get a pic of my neighbors rickshaw that has bamboo and the same fabric as my lounge cushions.


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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2012-06-07 8:11 pm   Permalink

Here is the pic of a bike near the house.

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TikiTie
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Joined: May 24, 2012
Posts: 104
From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-06-07 9:12 pm   Permalink

Derail away. That trike is pretty damn sweet! Does it have a bench in the back for a bartender, or is it purely aesthetic?

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-06-09 09:25 am   Permalink

I agree...nice rig...love the roof!!!

 
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TikiTie
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-06-20 6:04 pm   Permalink

So here is the next step in the TikiTrike:


Two coconuts drilled-out (and filled with lights)to reveal Port and Starboard when riding at night.
I haven't put them on yet, as I haven't made the cargo box to attach them to. I don't know if I'm in love with them, though. Does anyone have a better idea?



 
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TikiTie
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-07-30 3:36 pm   Permalink

I haven't worked on the trike for awhile, but here is a picture of a random "tiki" from the last Tour de Fat in Ft. Collins.


We're just starting to get our costumes set for this year. I'll post pictures later in August when it starts to come together.


 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2012-08-05 1:29 pm   Permalink

Nice.

 
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captnkirk
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From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2012-08-07 03:45 am   Permalink

Search for an old article on making pipe look like bamboo in making tiki. They sculpted body putty into ridges and notched them with a 3x5 card. When it dried and was painted it makes metal pipes look exactly like bamboo. This would work great on a bike frame.

 
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TikiTie
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-08-14 8:02 pm   Permalink

I was searching for the bond-o sculpting and found this: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=6800&forum=7/&start=0 Check out further along in the thread, and they do an AMAZING job with pvc pipe. Here is a great link that illustrates the faux-bamboo-with-pvc method: http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Bamboo/#step1

Thanks for the heads up! I can't wait to try one of the methods.

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Bloody Good
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Joined: May 18, 2012
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2012-09-09 08:33 am   Permalink

On CL right now in Portland. Sweet Ride!

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/bfs/3206130882.html



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TikiTie
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-12-02 07:49 am   Permalink

I'd still love to see more TC-ers bikes! I found this little thread http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19150&forum=12&hilite=bike , but here are some of the choice pictures:






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TikiTie
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-12-11 10:50 am   Permalink

I figured that I'd post a few more bikes from around the interwebs since I haven't been working too much on mine. Maybe they'll inspire a few TCers.







 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-12-12 8:20 pm   Permalink

Join the club.... http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29198&forum=5

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TikiTie
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-12-18 07:42 am   Permalink

As tempting as that would be, I already have a garage full of bikes! The green tiki headlight though...

 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-12-18 08:52 am   Permalink

So, apparently you don't only have to use bamboo as decoration, it can be structural as well.
Saw this article on building bikes out of bamboo:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/lawrenceville-man-to-make-bamboo-bikes-666375/
Here's a How To:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Bamboo-Bicycle/

I knew it was strong and still used as scaffolding, but a bike?
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