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Old 06-20-05, 10:05 AM   #1
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When bicycle and car parts mix.

Yes, you can indeed put a car wheel on your chopper! Check out my new ride "OverKill"....

http://www.chopzone.com

Built it in a few days using only scrap that was laying around the g'rage. That rear tire is 15 inches wide!

Choppers are damn fun.

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Old 06-20-05, 11:14 AM   #2
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Very nice, I like the creative drive train! That thing must be crazy slow to accellerate though, talk about rolling resistance!!

We've got a few motorcycle wheels kicking around on bikes, but no car wheels yet. We'll have to see about that, though.

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Old 06-20-05, 08:17 PM   #3
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Strangely enough, it's not bad at all to ride. It does feel like you are starting off in high gear, but once up to speed, look out - the beast rolls like an unstopable force. As for rolling resistance, damn if it doesn't feel as good as my lowracer. In fact, on the flats it just glides forever.

There is a video of me riding the beast on the site... http://www.chopzone.com/gallery.htm

I would like to eventually make a chop with a venom 330 rear tire, but them puppies cost more then the tools I use for my bicycle hacking!

Cheers,
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Very nice, I like the creative drive train! That thing must be crazy slow to accellerate though, talk about rolling resistance!!

We've got a few motorcycle wheels kicking around on bikes, but no car wheels yet. We'll have to see about that, though.

peace,
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Old 06-20-05, 08:29 PM   #4
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You Canadians just have to much free time in the winter to do stuff . . .
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...once up to speed, look out - the beast rolls like an unstopable force.
I guess good brakes would help in that case....you should bring it down to Portland for a ZooBomb...
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can it hit 20 mph?
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I'm sure its a blast on a downhill stretch. That seems to be true with a lot of heavy wheel bikes, they are a ***** to get up to speed, but once they are moving, they just plow down whatever is in their way.

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That thing looks awesome! What size tire is that? Must be 275 or wider!
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Thanks!

It can easily hit 20mph. Not sure what the tire is in mm, but it is 15 inches wide (380 tire I guess).

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Strangely enough, it's not bad at all to ride. It does feel like you are starting off in high gear, but once up to speed, look out - the beast rolls like an unstopable force. As for rolling resistance, damn if it doesn't feel as good as my lowracer. In fact, on the flats it just glides forever.

There is a video of me riding the beast on the site... http://www.chopzone.com/gallery.htm

I would like to eventually make a chop with a venom 330 rear tire, but them puppies cost more then the tools I use for my bicycle hacking!

Cheers,
Brad
How about a middrive derailler to solve those start problems.

With that wide tire with square profile (from the roll axis view), do you need to put a leg down when you stop?

How is under steer with the disparate tire widths?

How is this in snow and ice conditions?
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Where did you get the parts to make the rear wheel??
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Woah, that stuff is interesting. I wanna do something like that!
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Woah, that stuff is interesting. I wanna do something like that!
Yeah, this has me eyeing all the donut spare tires in late model cars and trucks. They are skinnier than the rubber on atomiczombie's creation, come in wheel diameters of around 12" to 18", are very cheap and are usually unused or so lightly used they are like new. A bike using two equal-sized ones would look sorta like Judge Dredd's Lawmaster...
Thanks to bentbaggerlen and atomiczombie for a cool idea!

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Whoa, yer the author dude. I came across your book from someplace else, and now I find you here. I ordered the book just last week the moment I read you dont need to take a welding class or use a gas welder. I've totally been wanting to hack bikes for the longest time but I kept hitting a wall over finding a community college that offers these classes at night. And now I learn you can buy an electric welder at Sears and be up and running? Oh the wasted years!!!

I'm stoked, can't wait for it to get here.
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Well thanks for the support dude! I hope you get pluggin in real soon and start hacking up some wild rides. When you get the time, fire me off a few photos of your creations!

Thanks again,
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Whoa, yer the author dude. I came across your book from someplace else, and now I find you here. I ordered the book just last week the moment I read you dont need to take a welding class or use a gas welder. I've totally been wanting to hack bikes for the longest time but I kept hitting a wall over finding a community college that offers these classes at night. And now I learn you can buy an electric welder at Sears and be up and running? Oh the wasted years!!!

I'm stoked, can't wait for it to get here.
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