Stan the Bike Guy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (54 of 55)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,982,371 - Total Helpful Votes: 54 of 55
101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius by Brad Graham
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, 20 July 2006
I have a few other Evil Genius books and not very impressed with them. I also have "Atomic Zombie's Bicycle Builder's (and Customizer's) Bonanza" by the same authors and was surprised on their web site [...] to see that they just came out with this spy gadgets book.

Evil Genius books generally tend to be too complicated, require parts that you can't usually find, too expensive to build or not very well written. This one, however, stands out as being a great book.

I saw Mission Impossible 3 recently and have to admit have always been intrigued by the world of spies and the cool gadgets those special agents use. I've always been a James Bond fan, too. With 101 Spy… Read more
Atomic Zombie's Bicycle Builder's Bonanza by Brad Graham
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 20 July 2006
This book got me back in the garage hacking and building instead of sitting in front of the tv. Yes, you can find all of the materials needed to build these and other kinds of bikes, even in the UK. One bike builder in the UK wrote, "Electrical conduit is thin wall steel tube. In the UK it is also available as ERW (electrical resistance welded) steel tube. It is usually about 16 SWG or about 1.6mm wall thickness."

The book is a great must-have resource to get started in taking bikes apart, welding, sanding, painting, and lots of great tips throughout. There are over a dozen projects - recumbents, choppers, tallbikes, trick bikes, sideways bikes, unicycles and more.

If… Read more