1 Cool Handmade Trike

Cool Handmade Trike

Posted on August 15, 2013 by team

Average speed of this motorcycle is only 20km/h. But it’s cool not because of the engine power, but due to its uniqueness. The creator and owner of the bike calls it “the steampunk trike”. It may seem that the bike was made from random stuff but in fact each detail was thoroughly selected to match the general style of the model. An oak barrel serves as a hood and the electric engine is covered by a champagne bucket. Drinking bowl replaced the glass of the light. The hand brake is a metal hand with creepy manicure. Even a musical box is mounted! The back of the seat is covered with an anaconda leather case.

It took Igor from Bishkek two years to complete the bike. The most complicated work was connected with electronics.  Now, when it’s done, Igor rides the bike every morning.

Everything started from the idea of a barrel based vehicle.

Front wheels were taken from URAL motorcycle, the rare one from the Chinese agricultural equipment. The tyres are luckily found used ones, from Michelin.

It was initially planned to make a bike with an electric drive. Wooden walls of the barrel were replaced with steel ones, all steel elements were cut with laser. Single charge enables the bike to overcome thirty kilometres.

He wanted the bike to look as if inherited from great grandfather.

The light has been made from an ice bucket, BMW optics was used.

Quite meticulous work!

Igor hadn’t thrown the cupping glass away either.

The horn is made in India.

The leather is natural, of course!

That very anaconda case.

Whiskey flask fulfills a decorative function.

Glasses were replaced with shotshells.

More decorative elements.

Another interesting detail – the hand brake for the rasping sound when it scratches alsphalt.

Brass and bronze elements.

The hood.

The engine is closed by the champagne bucket.

The engine itself.

Musical box with a romantic melody (actuated by the arrow).

The tricycle is charged for 3-4 hours.

Decorative spider on the handlebar.

Scrag under the seat.

Hat and goggles.

Rear-view mirror.

The tricycle is kept in a special shell-like garage.

Location: Bishkek, Kirghizia

via onliner

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One Response to “Cool Handmade Trike”

  1. john says:

    superb piece of work.well done.

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