My goodness, what an awesomely tall bike you have! Behold the spectacle that is Richie Trimble riding his 14.5-foot-tall bicycle, aka the STOOPID TALL bike. Richie was challenged by friend and fellow bike-builder Rick Hill to build the talled bike in Los Angeles:
Richie was building it for Saturday night’s bike ride, C.R.A.N.K. MOB, to take it to the next level. It took him twelve hours to build, the final eight hours on the day of the bike ride. With only one Huffy beach cruiser frame, crank, handle bars, seat post and the fork as the rest of the bike is made by round and square steel tubing. The curves in the the round tubing were created from an upside down shopping cart and log on top. The chain alone is six and a half bicycle chains, that’s thirty-two and a half feet. With no real tools or a flush surface, Richie used c-stands (usually seen being used on film sets), levels and small wedges, built by eye-ing it in his back yard. “I was skeptical it would even ride at all.”
Click here to watch a video shot from Richie’s perspective atop the STOOPID TALL bike - 17 feet above the ground.