Mar 18 2010Pedaling 'Dem Bones: A Skeleton Bicycle


Artist and Geekologie Reader Eric Tryon went and made himself a skeletal bicycle. It's fully functional and the arms and head move whenever you make a turn. Plus, it looks like you're humping a demon skeleton, so ghosts won't mess with you.

Hit the jump for a closeup.


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Thanks Eric, now how bout a skeletal Big Wheels? No? Just a thought.

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thats one bony bike....

slightly creepy but i'd buy it

I think this is my favorite thing ever.

That's epic Eric.

Now make one that looks like a Unicorn.

nice use of the horns

i've got a "bone"er

The rider of the bike would like he/she is mounting the skeleton. lolz

That's awesome. He should cover it in Glow in the Dark paint…

for those of you who are interested. The Skeleton bike is for sale, please feel free to e-mail me via my web page.

Wicked bike! Love the movement of the limbs as the wheels turn and it is steered. The "horns" are awesome, too!

Glow in the dark paint, YES - great suggestion.

Question: to the limbs get in the way of pedaling?

How do you shift gears? Is there more than one gear?

Great concept, I like.
This is clearly a single speed bicycle, almost certainly fixed gear due to lack of brakes.

would love to see someone win the Tour de France on something like this.

nooo wayyy u gota make a HOW TO video/ or pdf . I WANT ITT!!!

god she was rode raw

Is that a real skeleton or a plastic one?

The handlebars coming out of the skull look sort of like horns - great for winding up fundamentalist Christians ;)

Now I have Alice in Chains' "Them Bones" stuck in my head.... just sayin
I believe them bones are me
Some say we're born into the grave
I feel so alone
Gonna end up a big ole pile a them bones

Wicked bike! Love the movement of the limbs as the wheels turn and it is steered. The "horns" are awesome, too!

She-Ra: I told Skeletor not to call He-Man a pussy...

What would happen if you suddenly had to stop and you went forward a bit? It looks like your balls would be ripped apart from a spine...

Nice... I could ride a boner all day...........yesh yesh

so then… while riding it you'll look like you're 'boning' a skeleton from behind?

@ 22

That's terrible. Not the image mind you, but the pun. Besides we both know you only cause boners not get them.......just saying.

Damn... I got to build one myself. But I'd make the handlebars look more like horns^^

If that thing could ride itself...... even creepier

Do Want!!

@24.Well this is one boner i don't have to worry about going soft.....just sayin

thats awesome. i got a total boner

Wait a second I think this artist goes to my University ... Sweet shit.


This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene int he movie Never Back Down where Max messed up the incantation he was supposed to say when he picked up the book, and later fell in the graveyard, and a skeleton poked him in the eyes.

Daisy, I'm pretty sure this isn't a fake. You can look at Eric's site and see more pictures, pretty sure there is a video of him riding it out there as well.

On top of that I lived with Eric when he was making the bike, haha.

@32 Emily

You are obviously new here...

butt sex with a skeleton...

I agree in terms of awesomeness and bone-humping entendres. Take that death you bastrard!!!
But from a technical standpoint, how did you get the leg bones to keep contact with the back wheel when it goes past the frame? If you've worked out a way to do this I'd love to hear it, I'm planning some bike-powered kinetic sculptures and need all the ingenious tricks I can come across... email's if u want to get in touch

I'd swap the handle bars with horns and paint that bad boy red. Maybe put a headlight in the mouth and opening/closing jaws for when it's turned on. Give the skull some fangs perhaps.

so epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want it so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not even close to original. There where several versions on the skeleton bike in the Daytona Rat Hole contest back in 2005

Finally, a fixie that distracts me with its coolness long enough to make me forget that I think bikes with locked rear hubs and no brakes are just plain dumb.

It says (ARMS and HEAD move). For the leg (if you wanted it to move...Can't attach the leg or foot to the wheel of course. Not sure if it was done this way, but you'd have to weld an arm off an outer pivotal point extending through the frame (replace axle, sprocket, a whole mess of stuff), which would be hard to hide in a picture this well..... if you really wanted it to really look like the skeleton is running that is....

Then, move the pelvis forward 8" and up 6-8" and it would be perfect.

i have purche a bike

i have puche this bike

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