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Customized Cub built to transport surfer and board to the beach

Customized Cub built to transp...
The Sea Sider takes surfer and board to the beach
The Sea Sider takes surfer and board to the beach
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The Sea Sider was built as a fun way to get surfer and surfboard to the beach
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The Sea Sider was built as a fun way to get surfer and surfboard to the beach
The surfboard  looks to be secured to the supports during transit
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The surfboard  looks to be secured to the supports during transit
Will crosswinds prove just as challenging as riding a big wave?
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Will crosswinds prove just as challenging as riding a big wave?
The surfboard supports are attached to the left side of the Sea Sider
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The surfboard supports are attached to the left side of the Sea Sider
The Sea Sider takes surfer and board to the beach
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The Sea Sider takes surfer and board to the beach
The Sea Sider is quite an eye-pleaser and does look like fun
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The Sea Sider is quite an eye-pleaser and does look like fun
The Sea Sider without its surfboard supports
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The Sea Sider without its surfboard supports
Vintage pushbike components have been added to the frame, including the handlebars, front light and front basket
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Vintage pushbike components have been added to the frame, including the handlebars, front light and front basket
The original Honda C70's engine was replaced with a more reliable, and more powerful, engine from a Honda Astra
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The original Honda C70's engine was replaced with a more reliable, and more powerful, engine from a Honda Astra
The stand-out feature of the Sea Sider is the hand-made surfboard rack to the left of the custom bike
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The stand-out feature of the Sea Sider is the hand-made surfboard rack to the left of the custom bike
The Sea Sider is a reworked Honda C70 Super Cub
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The Sea Sider is a reworked Honda C70 Super Cub
Not exactly a balanced built: The Sea Sider surf commuter
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Not exactly a balanced built: The Sea Sider surf commuter
Rear view of the Sea Sider surf commuter from Deus ex Machina
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Rear view of the Sea Sider surf commuter from Deus ex Machina
Vintage pushbike components have been added to the frame, including the handlebars, front light and front basket
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Vintage pushbike components have been added to the frame, including the handlebars, front light and front basket
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While some surfers might trundle down to the beach in an old VW bus, some prefer a two-wheeled approach. Custom motorbike brand Deus ex Machine is clearly in the latter camp, having recently transformed a 1970s Honda Super Cub into a board-carrying commuter called the Sea Sider.

A 1974 Honda C70 scooter/motorcycle was the original machine sacrificed to surf, with the engine from a 1995 Honda Astra installed to provide a bit more reliable power while also offering electric start.

With a bicycle-like theme, rather than a motorbike vibe, in mind, the Sea Sider's builders sprinkled liberal vintage pushbike components onto the frame, including the handlebars, front light and front basket. In an effort to lighten the load, the frame was also stripped of unnecessary parts.

Will crosswinds prove just as challenging as riding a big wave?
Will crosswinds prove just as challenging as riding a big wave?

The original bike's exhaust was whisked away and replaced with a hand-made flavor, custom seating added and rims imported from Japan. But of course the stand-out feature of the Sea Sider is the hand-made surfboard rack to the left of the custom bike. The two roughly question mark-shaped supports can be bolted to the bike's frame, or the two wheeler can ride without them.

The surfboard looks to be secured to the supports during transit, but there's no word on how the add-on affects the ride itself – catching a side wind could be just as exhilarating, and dangerous, as catching a wave. And then there's the question of balance.

Still, the Sea Sider is quite an eye-pleaser, and does look like fun. It's currently on display at the "Temple of Enthusiasm" showroom at Deus Canggu in Indonesia, but if you can't make it in person be sure to check out the photos in the gallery.

Source: Deus ex Machina

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VinceOSullivan
Commercial versions for Vespas have been around for a while.
http://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/surfboard+carry+rack+northcore+_75403100