Quick 'n' Kinky Steering

Our first tallbike, "James T. Kink" (Kinky Jim), is so named because of it's steering setup. I had never really examined another tallbike up close, so I wasn't familiar with how they're usually put together.

I wanted to ride that first tallbike NOW, and appearances be damned!
But I also was thinking of what to do if I ever had to service the head tubes.

What came out of this "quick but serviceable" mindset is this kinky steering system.

First, you'll have to disassemble the headsets (fork, bearings, handlebars) of both bikes. You'll probably do this anyway to line the head tubes up.
Line up the head tubes, then clamp and weld the bikes together.

Chop the fork arms off the top bike's fork and reassemble the stem and steerer/fork stub in the top frame.

Reassemble the complete steering system onto the lower frame.

Now comes the fun part - chop off the lower handlebars flush with the stem on one side and leaving a stub sticking out on the other. Cut another chunk of handlebar long enough to connect the upper bike's remaining fork stub to the handlebar stub sticking out of the lower frame.

Tack and then fully weld the handlebar chunk to connect the upper and lower steering. YOU'RE DONE!
Quick and easy! And best of all, if you need to disassemble the bikes, you only have to loosen the stem clamp and tap the handlebar chunk out to the side with a hammer.