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    just finished my chopper

    Well, kinda of. It is an old huffy chopper that I found in the trash with a "FREE" sign on it, and it has a nice blue banana seat, a 4.5-5 foot sissy bar, and ape hangers. It was missing a pedal, the one piece crank was (is) bent, and the wheelset collapsed the first time I tried to ride it. I had an old MTB wheelset laying around, freewheel cluster and all, that I swapped out for the damaged originals, and put a long bolt in to act as the missing pedal. So, this bike has no brakes, nice, big gripless ape hangers and a healthy dallop of rust, but it is a kick to ride! I stop by rubbing my shoe on the front tire or doing the Fred Flintstone method. I want to spray it all matte black stove enamel, but for a free chopper, I am in love. I ride it to and from class everyday, usually getting some wierd looks! I wish I could post pictures

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    That sounds awesome. Try popping wheelies w/ it yet?
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    Great find!
    How about lacing the old coaster hub into the MTB rim? You could do some skidding with that thing.

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    Rat rods are cool!

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    The coaster hub is what led to the collapse, the axel sheared off when I tride to stop, and that started the reaction. Ideally, I would get a new stem and wheelset, but money is tight right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    Well, kinda of. It is an old huffy chopper that I found in the trash with a "FREE" sign on it, and it has a nice blue banana seat, a 4.5-5 foot sissy bar, and ape hangers. It was missing a pedal, the one piece crank was (is) bent, and the wheelset collapsed the first time I tried to ride it. I had an old MTB wheelset laying around, freewheel cluster and all, that I swapped out for the damaged originals, and put a long bolt in to act as the missing pedal. So, this bike has no brakes, nice, big gripless ape hangers and a healthy dallop of rust, but it is a kick to ride! I stop by rubbing my shoe on the front tire or doing the Fred Flintstone method. I want to spray it all matte black stove enamel, but for a free chopper, I am in love. I ride it to and from class everyday, usually getting some wierd looks! I wish I could post pictures
    Sounds cool! You can post pics at www.atomiczombie.com . They have a builder's gallery, one is devoted to choppers. Check it out.

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