Colin's cool bikes

More pics. Jim's friend Colin built these, but has since left Madison and didn't take them with him (yet).

The Croc Cruiser is a bike made for dwarfs, with a highly modified stem. The radially laced rear wheel creaks and groans when a 200lb person puts their weight on it, but it hasn't broken yet! Crank arms are ~40mm long.

Colin's tall-bike is an upside-down frame with additional seat tube and super long stem. Keep your weight on the seat because the stem can be pretty wobbly! The single gear is set at awesome, to match the paint job.

These 'Upside Down Bikes' were common back in the day, apparently. Some older folks will still shout "Upside down bike!!" when they spot a tallbike.