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Old 12-01-05, 11:39 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-01-05, 03:29 PM   #2
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That sounds awesome. Try popping wheelies w/ it yet?
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Old 12-01-05, 04:24 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-02-05, 09:38 AM   #4
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Rat rods are cool!
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Old 12-02-05, 11:25 AM   #5
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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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Old 02-21-06, 05:30 PM   #6
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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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