Wrought iron bicycle aka Nikita

In anticipation of the application being approved, for me to store a bicycle on site and some steel. Approx 6 metres cut in to one metre pieces. I though I would start a build log, as a preview as to the weird shit that goes on inside my head.

I plan to make a bicycle out of forge twisted solid steel bar, as per the trial pictures bellow. It will be based on the design created in bikecad.com . Which takes height and various other measurement to create the most ergonomic bike for you. Not just the fit out, but length of the tubes etc. This program is for bicycle makers.

Nikita will weigh approx 35kg and is based on the bikecad recommendations for a road bike. However at this stage she will run mountain bike wheels and gears to help accomodate her weight.

In case some of you wonder, I have thought this out, and as absurd as some of this project sounds it is thought out and I am doing it all for varoous reasons. I welcome constructive feed back of all kinds but will thoroughly ignore pedestrian comments such as “it’s too heavy” and comments regards how to do the precision welding with out warping the frame of center.

So bellow are piccies of bikecad and twisted steel. Just a start for an awesome project ahead :slight_smile:

Tomorrow I officially start the build of my bicycle. I have 2 bicycle frames on site, one to gut for technical parts I cannot be stuffed making my self e.g., head set where the handle bars go through, and bottom bracket where the pedals go through. And another to use as a template in case my measurements and angelometry is off (neologism!!).

But first to start with measuring steel and making pretty twists!! Like this triall version

She is starting to look like a bike!!

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The front fork is missing from this piccie. But all the pieces have been turned in to parts. Now I have to fit the parts to the frame (meaning, blowtorch and hammer, cut and grind, untill functional and aesthetically pleasing).