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Home made snow bike

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Its that time of year again! Dusted off the home made snow bike and took it for a run! Tried to be a bit more creative with the camera this time.

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That was awesome!

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That looks fun, I had to make do with a sledge and use it as a snowboard.

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Haha thanks! To be honest a plastic-bottom body board is just as fun. Definitely more control/steering with the SnoBike though.

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Right i'm off to brake my bmx..

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I had a snow bike in the past, it was awesome. It didn't feel that fun though, I have to say the cheap plastic sledges at speed are f**king fun because of how bumpy it gets.

Sweet video though :D loved the slow motion face plant at the end.

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no bar spin :(

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WTF! That was nuts, but love it.

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Right.. I'm aware of how old this thread is. :P

It made me build my own back in February 2013 and I've been meaning to post it ever since. I've now finally got round to doing V2 of mine.

I had my skis bolted in and thing stopping them from moving too freely was the friction between the "hub" and the frame/forks. This wasn't ideal and allowed the skis to flip round in powder or if it lifted off the ground. And they don't work well the wrong way round.

The flipping has been addressed with parts from my old mountain bikes rear suspension, the attachment method however has not changed yet... Maybe next year!
Thanks to @Ali C for the video on the crank rubbers. Stuffed parts of an old grip into these to stop them from spinning too easily. Way better than the rubber strap (attached to the front now) I used last time,
Bunnyhops are a thing now and manuals should be possible too, but it's so damn awkward when you've got a ski and not a wheel!
The skis sadly got shagged a bit last year and need some attention.

Hope I'll be able to visit a slope soon and make a fun little video with it too. :)

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