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#1 2006-12-31 9:13am

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2006 Evil Z Bicycles

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2006 Evil Z Bicycles

Evil Z is out of Minneapolis MN. Just starting out. The frame has a limited lifetime warranty against defects. Peace. E,T.

I took the geometry from the '99 Schwinn Blue Falcon.Bought one from the shop where I worked. Thought I'd do something different. Sticker sets are available. Email me at evilzbikes@gmail.com T-shirts are available now. You can get one on ebay. Visit ebay and search for Evil Z Bikes. Visit the Evil Z website at evilzbikes.com.


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#2 2007-01-02 8:36pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

wow. this is definitely a unique looking bike. cant say i have ever seen one like this before. i havent made up my mind whether i like it or not- its growing on me. how does it ride and handle? how light is this bike?


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#3 2007-01-02 10:35pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

looks like something for collectors


what

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#4 2007-01-03 5:02am

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

i read some info about these on eviltom's web site (can't find the link)  he's making these here in the usa.  only a few bikes so far, so i'd say they're still kind of in the prototype phase.  if i remember correctly, they are a little on the heavy side.  hey tom, can you post a link to your site for company/bike info?

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#5 2007-01-03 8:17pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

the website is evilzbikes.com. The black Z here weighs 28 lbs. The silver one weighs 29 lbs. The first 4 frames I have made are set up with race-type geomtry. I will be setting up credit card processing thru paypal on my ebay store soon.You can order one from me at the website. This is the 2nd gen frame with a bi-chamber main frame with billet aluminum chainstays and braces. Stiff as hell. Super efficient. I am working on reducing the weight by forging the chainstays in one piece, very expensive process. I am also thinking of cnc machineing the chainstays with a line of Zs. Again very expensive. I don't know how much material I can get rid of without sacrificing structural integrity. Maybe our freind Helmutt in OH. can help out. He had a few choice things to say about this bike. I'm very interested in talking with him. What do you say Helmutt?

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#6 2007-02-09 4:49pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

I rode this bike at our local indoor track ( Rehbein's, MN ) and it wasn't to bad. It steers quick forsure. It feels like a diamond shape frame if you don't look down and gasp,  and think, "whoa, this is wild".....   Great innovating.

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#7 2007-02-09 8:25pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

that kicks ass eviltom.


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damn bunch of end users. why do we even bother. so you can get email ?

ffs.

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#8 2007-04-06 1:36pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

Hey Helmutt, Good to hear from you again. The bike you see here is the 2nd gen frame. This is the one people have been riding. I am currently working on the 3rd generation frame. I must say; you're a real stickler for the rules of marketing and manufacturing. The manufacturing rules I can understand. I wouldn't presume to violate the laws of physics. But the rules of marketing a bike like this can go right out the window. This is about doing something different. I make my own rules. Who says when something goes up for sale? I do. The price will become more competitive as more are made. As for logical reasoning; I'm about as unreasonable as anyone can be. I could spend all my time working on how to make the bike lighter and stronger; and I do, but it's just as important to get this thing out there for people like yourself to comment on. This way I get info from outside sources. Mostly subjective, but it's valuable nonetheless. Some people just don't care about how much a bike weighs. If it's cool, if it's different, these are things that are important to me. If you have other ideas about it. I'd be glad to send you the mechanical drawings to help me out. Maybe get some credit for a school project. I'm not too proud to accept help from you, or anyone else.

Thanks for your input.
Have a great Easter weekend.

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#9 2007-04-06 3:01pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

i still like it :0


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damn bunch of end users. why do we even bother. so you can get email ?

ffs.

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#10 2007-04-06 9:29pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

Thanks saylor. I love to hear that kind of shit. smile~ And thanks again Hellmutt. I would still be interested in any ideas someone has.

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#11 2007-04-06 10:20pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

I went to southwest high school in like 1987 (?). . . not very long. I lived in Edina for a few months. It's cold up there smile

I read what you said about the seat tube on your website... what if you totally did away with the seat / seat tube, do you think it would allow favorable geometry changes? or do you think the value of seat / seat tube helps the rider finesse the bike handling more than would be achieved by eliminating it for something different?


saylor wrote:
damn bunch of end users. why do we even bother. so you can get email ?

ffs.

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#12 2007-04-08 8:40am

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

Hey Saylor. Yeah It's freekin cold here right now. like 27 degrees. ON EASTER.  I gotta get out the door to church. I get you a more detailed answer to your question upon my return. Have a great day. You too Hellmutt.

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#13 2007-04-08 5:41pm

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saylor wrote:

I went to southwest high school in like 1987 (?). . . not very long. I lived in Edina for a few months. It's cold up there smile

I read what you said about the seat tube on your website... what if you totally did away with the seat / seat tube, do you think it would allow favorable geometry changes? or do you think the value of seat / seat tube helps the rider finesse the bike handling more than would be achieved by eliminating it for something different?

I see no reason why this bike couldn't be made with different geometries. I think there is value in the seat being there; to lean on the inside of the leg, for manuevering purposes. I have thought of putting it down the main structure of the Z, hiding it completely. My flatlander in Mo. sure likes having it there to grab. But for racing Maybe just putting the saddle directly on the back end of the Z could work. So many possibilities.  So little time. Keep on keepin on dude.

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#14 2007-04-08 5:46pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

Hellmutt wrote:

Well actually the look of the bike has grown on me Tom and since I haven't said anything about the bike's look yet I might as well now! lol  Personally the only thing I can't get past is the look that the gusset between the top tube and front of the rear triangle, but obviously if done away with the rest of the construction will have to be altered.  But hey that's just me and even I can't agree with changing the Z look of the frame if that's what replacing that gusset means.

  Also was going to ask about incorporating hydroformed or extruded tubing sections instead of going with CNC milling?  I'm not sure how drastically different the costs would be, but would expect less than the milling?

Yes I would love to find some hydroformed tubing to use on the frame. I think a carbon race frame may work without the gusset. Just have to do some force-stress analysis. Know anyone who could do something like that? heheh.

Have a great week.

Evil

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#15 2007-05-08 9:20am

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

dude i wanna check this out i live pretty close to rehbins in MN i live in lino i should stop by some time it looks super sweet


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#16 2007-06-07 12:29am

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

emptyshoe wrote:

dude i wanna check this out i live pretty close to rehbins in MN i live in lino i should stop by some time it looks super sweet

I work at Edina Bike & Sport in Edina. I have one there. Come in and take it for a spin.

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#17 2007-09-28 10:11pm

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I just got back from Interbike in Vegas. I was riding the Z around the show. Got a lot of looks, some great feedback. I gotta new secret weapon coming soon.

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#18 2008-02-18 9:19pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

dude this bike is in dave mirras bmx challenge


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#19 2008-02-18 11:33pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

dynoNFXman wrote:

dude this bike is in dave mirras bmx challenge

Really??? Is it one of the bikes you can choose to ride? Is there a website with it on there? Or do I have to view the game to see it? Do they call it the Evil Z?

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#20 2008-02-20 3:41am

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you have to play it to see it! you can choose it, but the call it like a mystery custom or something like that you can rent it at blockbuster


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#21 2008-07-04 1:00pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

dude that frame is insane. but won't it snap at the Z part?


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#22 2008-07-04 10:03pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

There is a billet support under the top tube to the seat tube. I ride this bike all the time. I weigh 250. It's solid. I got a new design coming out soon. Magnesium. 1.45 Kgs. So sweet.

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#23 2008-08-25 12:38pm

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Good lawrd! I bet if ZZ Top rode bmx, this would be his bike. Cause it's got a Z, with the thing and the guy, coo coo ca choo!

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#24 2008-10-07 5:15pm

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Re: 2006 Evil Z Bicycles

That thing is NUTS!!!!!!!!!!! big_smile


cool Upgrade your bike until it's exactly how you want it then go on to the next bike cool

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#25 2008-10-07 5:26pm

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Thanks Ernie. I like to hear that kind of stuff.

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