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Old 10-30-06, 08:15 AM   #151
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cool paint job--I like the silver / black style you made!
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Old 11-05-06, 02:36 PM   #152
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My commuter/errand runner/path rocket/nightcrawler for the last 1.5 years/4500+ miles:




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Old 11-06-06, 12:14 PM   #153
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wow

that is awesome! and kudos for getting the kiddies involved fast eddie outty
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Watch out...

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Old 11-06-06, 01:59 PM   #155
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i think u should by new one
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^Dee dee dee. ,,,,BD


I think it looks badazz!!
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Old 11-06-06, 02:30 PM   #157
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I want one.
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Old 11-06-06, 08:56 PM   #158
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Kemmer, I plan on building bikes that are a cross between a chopper and a recumbent. And I'm only 40 miles south of you.
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That bike is the coolest bike I've seen. I really like the clean, uncluttered design. Did you make this yourself? If so, how much would you charge to make another one just like it?
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Kemmer, I plan on building bikes that are a cross between a chopper and a recumbent. And I'm only 40 miles south of you.
Really? I'd love to build a few more bikes, and one like this is on my list. I also want to build a four wheeled 5 passenger rig for the whole family. I just need a welder, but all my bike lust is sucking up my spare cash. Let me know when you start building, I'd love to come help.
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Old 11-06-06, 09:52 PM   #162
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My commuter/errand runner/path rocket/nightcrawler for the last 1.5 years/4500+ miles:
Is that a 3speed coaster brake hub? I don't see any brakes on that thing. The more I look at it the more I like it. It looks like it would be like riding a huge big wheel. Is anyone thinking fixed gear?
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Everyone: Thanks!

It was built on my front porch and welded in the kitchen. I'm not in a position to build any copies for anybody, but I'm very honored by the request! At the risk of sounding spammy, I do have a "cookbook" for building one - it's a 1.3m .pdf file. It's cheap - PM me if you're interested.

It does have a 3 speed coaster brake hub - it works great.

It took a few minutes to get the hang of it when it was new - and a few weeks to get smooth with it.
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Everyone: Thanks!

It was built on my front porch and welded in the kitchen. I'm not in a position to build any copies for anybody, but I'm very honored by the request! At the risk of sounding spammy, I do have a "cookbook" for building one - it's a 1.3m .pdf file. It's cheap - PM me if you're interested.

It does have a 3 speed coaster brake hub - it works great.

It took a few minutes to get the hang of it when it was new - and a few weeks to get smooth with it.
I kind of took it for granted that it would take a little getting used to, all cool bikes do.
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Old 11-07-06, 12:43 AM   #165
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I kind of took it for granted that it would take a little getting used to, all cool bikes do.
Oh yeah! This must be the right place......
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Old 11-07-06, 08:34 PM   #166
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Very cool ride. 3,000 miles a year is something to be proud of on a bike like that I would think....
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Old 11-11-06, 01:32 PM   #167
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all said and done, this is "the oreo"

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Did some tweaks on my 5-speed custom chopper, here are the updated photos...

http://velospace.org/node/1121
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Old 11-12-06, 09:59 AM   #169
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Here is my pixie that I built up yesterday. I just fount out that the bikeproject gives these things away because they get so many. I was told to "Take as many as you can", but I only took one. Made it more rideable with a stem, larger bars, and a comfortable seat. Added the fenders becuse they are just cool. It is very easy to ride and is acually comfortable.

EDIT: Dug around in my parts bin and put together a new setup. I can acually use most of the hand positions. Next time I go to the bikeproject, I can get a wheel with a freewheel instead of a coaster, and put on brakes. I love these things.

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Old 11-14-06, 04:21 PM   #170
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heres the new one, havent decided what to name her yet. yes that is a drum brake. questions comments welcome...

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Old 11-16-06, 08:06 PM   #171
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some of my rides...

"Al Frankenstien" Shown while receiving a new rear triangle which will now house a 3 speed internal hub instead of a seven/eight speed mtb hub. Front is shifted by hand or foot.



another angle, bad picture.



Here is "Foghorn Longhorn" another creation, I especially like the bars I built for this one. Constructed over 2 evenings.




My tallbike "Pat". Hopefully he/she will get painted soon, just need a day above 40F... Might have to wait till spring...



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Custom Chopper Done!

Here is the finished product (until I find a rear tire and matching mirror). I added decals and fork re-enforcers, as well as matching the paint on front end. Lemme know what y'all think.

http://velospace.org/node/1121 (show off YOUR bikes!)
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Old 12-01-06, 09:47 AM   #173
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My newest creation, a modified Free Spirit 10-speed chopper.
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Old 12-06-06, 02:18 PM   #174
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Slow'n Low Pedal Scrapers, Norway!

Hey, here's my Old School Hot Rod Drylake Racer Dyno!

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Is that header wrap on the bottom tube?? Cool,,,,BD
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