Some bicycles are mainly made for practicality, while others pay more attention to a novel appearance. [Make It Extreme]The latest project, Extend bike, Completely belongs to the latter category.
This electric bicycle is built around four custom-machined pneumatic pistons, which can raise the rider about one meter at the touch of a switch. The front pair forms the front fork of the bicycle, and the rear pair is installed between the frame and the rocker arm. A small on-board compressor is used to inflate a pair of modified fire extinguishers that supply air to the pistons through pneumatic valves mounted on the handlebars. The wheels and brakes were removed from an old scooter. Since the length between the chainring and the rear wheel never changes, there is no need to worry about the chain tensioner when the ride height changes.
Although we don’t like to face the plants from that height, it does seem to be the beginning of an interesting ride and conversation.This is the case for many people [Make It Extreme]Projects, such as ridden tank tracks and single-wheeled motorcycles.