I picked up a welder, made some practice runs on scrap metal, and then up and went for my first alt bike project.
I wanted to keep this project small and easy so I chose a basic chopper kid's bike. But I still mucked it up! The head tube angle is WAY too extreme. I think it's only salvageable by extending the forks and the handlebars, and putting on a banana seat. I dont know if I want to go through that much trouble, or start over on a bigger bike. But it was fun to do, and certainly a learning experience.
I've never ridden a chopper, and this thing is super squirrely. Does extending the forks stabilize it more?