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plumbering
08-30-2009, 11:45 AM
Hello Brad and Kat, and all builders,

I havent used this forum before, so I thought I would post here first. I'm a Toronto native, and I wanted to experiment with building bikes a few years back. And my first bike was this one, which I built with the help of my uncle who had a MIG welder http://individual.utoronto.ca/dziak/bikes/orangechopper1.jpg

it was inspired by one of the bikes in Brad's original book on bicycle building.

Then I bought a 120V arc welder on ebay and the bonanza started. In chronological order, I built these babies:

http://individual.utoronto.ca/dziak/bikes/carriage1.jpg

http://individual.utoronto.ca/dziak/bikes/yellowhog4.jpg

http://individual.utoronto.ca/dziak/bikes/2deadbabybike1.jpg

http://individual.utoronto.ca/dziak/bikes/tallbike2.jpg

http://individual.utoronto.ca/dziak/bikes/three3.jpg

All built within about a 2 year span.

This summer, I rode my KLR650 motorcycle alone from Toronto to Vancouver and back, and I HAD to visit the AtomicZombie family in Thunder Bay. I would like to thank Brad and Kat for having me at their place. We ate delicious dinner and cookies and had a great time hanging out and talking about not only bikes, but also fascinating projects that Brad has done in the past. Also, not to brag ;-) but i rode two of brad's bikes, which were a thrill. I especially liked the 4 wheeled StreetFighter. We also hung out at the local coffee shop, where I got a good sense of northern ontario people.

These two are most definitely some of the coolest Canucks I ever met!!

Peter Dziak, from Toronto.

peter.dziak@utoronto.ca

KoolKat
08-30-2009, 12:13 PM
Hey, Peter, great to hear from you! We were wondering about you the other day. So, all the way to Vancouver. What an adventure!

We enjoyed your visit so much. Were hoping to see you again on your way back to Toronto.

Keep in touch and best of luck with your studies. We're always here in the forum so stop by any time! :rockon:

Radical Brad
08-30-2009, 04:11 PM
it was a blast to have you visit, dude! Let us know when you might roll into town again.

Brad

pcorbett
08-30-2009, 08:23 PM
Hi Peter. I was checking out your builds. You have some imagination. I was scrolling through and liked that Chopper at the top of the page. I got to the Hammer Head..........wow. I was thinking of the same by mixing my Tour Master with my Hammer Head but yours is the rig of all rigs, wow. Scrolled some more and saw the others till I got to the Tall Bike. Oh yes do I like Tall Bikes. Then I got to the last bike. I just don't know what to say to you about that one. I'm not sure if you are a genius or a crackpot. You've come to the right place and only time will tell.

Great bikes there.

Pete

KoolKat
08-30-2009, 09:09 PM
Ah, yes, we're all a bit wacky here! You fit right in, Peter! :jester: :D

locolarry
08-30-2009, 10:37 PM
Actually, Kat, Sir Joey is "Wacky", the rest of us are just "Loco"...........:sunny:

plumbering
09-01-2009, 03:28 PM
Hi Peter. I was checking out your builds. You have some imagination. I was scrolling through and liked that Chopper at the top of the page. I got to the Hammer Head..........wow. I was thinking of the same by mixing my Tour Master with my Hammer Head but yours is the rig of all rigs, wow. Scrolled some more and saw the others till I got to the Tall Bike. Oh yes do I like Tall Bikes. Then I got to the last bike. I just don't know what to say to you about that one. I'm not sure if you are a genius or a crackpot. You've come to the right place and only time will tell.

Great bikes there.

Pete

the last bike is a 3-wheels-in-a-row bike. The front wheel steers normally and the rear steers the other way, controlled by the rod......

and I forgot to post this one:

http://individual.utoronto.ca/dziak/bikes/double6.jpg

i added a charcoal bbq on the front and a big sun umbrella in the middle. will post a picture of the updated bike soon.

and for now, thanks for welcoming me here.

and for your information, sometimes I ask myself whether I'm a genius or crackpot. you better hope i'm genius, cuz you wouldn't want a crackpot doctor, would you?

KoolKat
09-01-2009, 04:29 PM
How about "crackpot genius"? I'd wear that title with pride! :jester:

PeterT
09-06-2009, 07:04 AM
How about "crackpot genius"? I'd wear that title with pride! :jester:

can we get that in a hat?

PeterT

macka
09-06-2009, 09:34 AM
Hey Plumbering,

I live in Brad and Kats neighbourhood. Gimme a shout when you are out this way again in your Killer, I can add to the insanity. I'll bring my chefs hat and my welding mask.