Build a SkiBike - Scottish Ghetto Project

Posted: Tuesday, 15 November 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

Fellow RetroBike forum member David "The Ken" Keningdale, has started to build himself a DIY skibike for the winter. With stereotypical Scottish frugality he is determined to see the project through with the minimum of financial outlay.

Ghetto Skibike Scottish Style

Utilising scrap and salvaged parts, he is currently making ski mounts from skateboard trucks, a technique that has worked before. I noted that he is using a Marin Shoreline Trail for the frame, very similar to my Marin East Peak it should be a sturdy, yet light basis for a skibike.
He has already cut down a pair of skis, this always looks awful, but the technique works surprisingly well, although you do tend to skid out a lot, drifting a skibike is all part of the fun when you first start.