Built a SUB (stand up bike)

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farcticox1
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:33 pm

I was given a 24" wheel MTB in pretty good shape and decided to build a SUB with it.

Original frame
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Ready for first test ride
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:58 pm

Whoa, I've never heard of a stand up bike before. Nice work for sure. Are they hard to ride?
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farcticox1
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:49 am

Elliptigo make them in a couple of sizes, that's where I got the idea from.
http://shop.elliptigo.com/ElliptiGO-SUB
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Just ridden it in my driveway so far but it feels good, might need to play with handlebar position. Mine is a single speed as I wanted to keep it simple, so I geared it high. Hoping to get it out on the local bike trails this weekend, they are flat (old train tracks)
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8km on the trail with my SUB, different technique to riding a normal bike, more like climbing stairs but you're actually going somewhere. Wouldn't want to go long distance but good for a short workout. Shortened the cranks to 90mm and changed the pedals. Next addition will be a hinge so I can fold the handlebars easily and going to try some higher bars as well.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:02 pm

Hinge for bars works good
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10k fun ride on the local trail went ok, struggled in strong head wind at the end so going to try a lower gear ratio next. Going from 48/16 to 48/18.


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Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:49 pm

After a few more adjustments, mainly gearing, 11k on the trail.
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