long will it take to build my Hoopy?
The Hoopy is a quick
bicycle to build but even a simple bicycle has many parts. The whole
frame can be cut out and glued in just a couple of days but it will take
some time to varnish and modify and fit the bicycle parts. A simple
Hoopy could be built in about 50 hours.
much will a Hoopy cost to build?
There are about £100 worth of parts which must
be bought new but the remaining pieces can be salvaged or bought cheaply
secondhand. A simple Hoopy can be built from about £250
sell a Hoopy kit?
Hoopy is only available in plan form. But don't let this stop you! All
you need is a jigsaw and a plane and you can cut out all the pieces
yourself in just a few hours
much weight can a Hoopy carry?
The Hoopy has been tested with three adults or
about 200 kilos.
Can I adjust the seat height on the Hoopy?
The Hoopy works for adults of almost all sizes
but you can change the seat height during the build and instructions for
calculating the correct height and how to modify the design accordingly
is the ideal rider height for a Hoopy?
Any rider from 5'2" (1.5m) to 6'4" (1.9m) will
find the Hoopy comfy to ride. A taller rider simply sits back a bit
further on the seat
The Hoopy is a lovely bike to ride. Comments are
always favourable and the most common comment is that it's really smooth and
comfortable. It is also capable, swift and fun to ride. It is well balanced
and easy to ride 'no hands'.
much does Hoopy weigh?
A simple Hoopy with a single speed will probably weigh about 12 kilos.
The Hoopy shown on this site has lights and a two speed hub and weighs
about 14 kilos.
well does it ride?
personalise my Hoopy?
Most definitely! If you
don't like the 'Hoop' design you can cut your own shapes in the frame (instructions
are supplied). You can varnish it, paint it or even wrap it in vinyl. The
possibilities are endless!
don't have any woodwork experience, can I still build a Hoopy bicycle?
Yes. If you can follow instructions, have a few
basic tools and are willing to 'have a go' the plans will walk you
through every single step of the build. From wood selection to the
the Q factor of the Hoopy?
The Q factor on the Hoopy is about 220 mm and
although wider than normal is still very comfy and efficient. After all
this is not a bicycle for the Tour de France!
Tell me more about the plans
The metric Hoopy plans have over 130 pages and more than 200 photos and even bonus
sections full of useful information. The plans come as a PDF file and
are about 14 mb in size. The Plans can be downloaded immediately from
this site via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account, and you
can pay with your credit card. Upon completion of your payment you will
be given an option to either save or open the plans. Save the plans to
your hard drive. You will receive an email confirmation.
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