Matt Kaliszewski of Erie, Pennsylvania built this tall bike using his Lincoln Electric Square Wave™ TIG 175. The bike was entirely TIG welded and the distance from the seat to ground is 6 feet 8 inches.
Matt decided to build the bike after seeing a photo of a 19th-century Lamplighter's Bicycle. He scaled the photo, streamlined the design and fabricated the bicycle using 4130 Chrome-Moly for the head tube, steer tube and seat tube. Matt used one-inch round structural tube and three-quarter-inch square structural tube for the rest of the bicycle. The rear wheel dropouts were laser-cut at a local steel supplier.
The bike features a coaster brake and Matt notes it "rides wonderfully."
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