Wulfenstein Swing Bike
Brent's Homegrown Swinger
A friend that works in the bike section of Toys "R" Us told me that someone came in and said that they had seen someone riding a bike that would bend and they wanted to buy one. They should have given me his phone number. Here are some of the many comments I've gotten on it -- or overheard.
Thanks -- Brent Wulfenstein
Webmaster's Note: Brent sent this note on February 8, 2009
After years of building swingbikes from scrap parts, I have recently started building frames of a higher quality. I have found local steel suppliers and tubing benders. The result is what you see in these pictures. The Orange Krate was partially inspired by David Tyler's Apple Krate swing-ray in your gallery on the swing bike website. I would like to acknowlege him in this inspiration and I would love to see it next to his in the gallery if you would be willing to add it.
After building a few bikes I started changing the frame geometry. I like to have the rear steer tube relocated futher back and I make the top frames longer to give it a sleeker shape and give them more swing.
Webmaster's Note: New pics from 4/29/09.
Webmaster's Note: Brent sent in this note and pics on 5/14/09.
Here is the new mini swinger with the new seat cover on it. I may put an SB logo on it, but I will wait. I should have the black one done soon.
Webmaster's Note: Ray Nees sent in this note and pic of his Brent built Swing Bike on 10/5/09.
Bob, I contacted you a few months ago to ask about Brent Wulfensteins swing bike frames. I had him build me a couple. Attached is a pic of mine, it is adult sized. I'm 6', and this bike is actually a little big for me with the 25" ape hangers.
Brents frames are pretty decent, everything is straight and strong. He likes to ship them bare metal, and I would suggest people who ask do that and finish and paint them themselves.
The reason I wanted one of these was because of the extra gussets on the top tubes, and I had him beef up the connection to the bottom bracket. I'm kinda known in the local Mountain Bike scene for breaking frames and braking pedals off, and I didn't want to ruin a real one!
This way I can have fun trying stuff without worrying about scratches or scuffs!
Webmaster's Note: Thanks Brent for the pics and details on these fantastic home-grown Swing Bikes!
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