rev GSGott asked in SportsCycling · 4 weeks ago

how can I make a rail riding bicycle?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Putting any kind of obstruction on a public railway track is a federal offense in the USA and may even be considered an act of terrorism. You're only allowed to cross public railways. The exceptions are things like a stalled vehicle that has accidentally stalled on the tracks etc.

    If there's an abandoned railway you could ride on those tracks provided you design rims that'll allow you to ride on tracks. However abandoned railways aren't maintained and may not be safe to ride on.

    If you can weld and fabricate one could build rims that'll allow you to ride on rails. You may also have to modify the bicycle frame to fit the custom rims on it.

    Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.
  • David
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    You need to make it a 3-wheel, with an outrigger. Bicycles rely on small amounts of steering input to remain upright. Can’t do that if you ride on a rail.

    And you need to make custom wheels, with rims that are far wider than the average rim.

    • Land Rider Jerry
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      However, even it were an issue the rear rim could be designed to fit the rail snugly while the front rim was just slightly wider.

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