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    Building or Riding

    I'll start by saying that I never got into the alt bike thing until lately. So, my question is, do most of you build your bikes to ride or just build because you like building? A lot of the creations I see here really look like they took a lot of skill to make.


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    most def. build to ride. i figure form has to compliment function, not interfere with it. i like to build bikes that turn heads, but at the same time are good for a jaunt ya know?

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    Build to ride--that's what seperates rodbikes from lowriders.With lowriders it's about creating ART---they don't really have to be radeable to be cool,but rodbikes are about creating form or a new style.Nutting wrong with lowriders but I like my bikes to remain bikes.---and yes---lots of work and skill in the work by this group,good tips and advise too,which always raises the bar of skill---sam

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    Quote Originally Posted by frameteam2003
    Build to ride--that's what seperates rodbikes from lowriders.With lowriders it's about creating ART---they don't really have to be radeable to be cool,but rodbikes are about creating form or a new style.Nutting wrong with lowriders but I like my bikes to remain bikes.---and yes---lots of work and skill in the work by this group,good tips and advise too,which always raises the bar of skill---sam
    +1 on the skill. Being a roadie, an old one at that. Most roadies just buy the frame without any mods and start slapping parts on. Over here I see lots of customizing and fabrication. You don't see many posts on the Road forum on welding.

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    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

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