I want to a lowrider bike, but I don't want to shell out $200. Before my imagination kicked in I thought "I'll just hack the bottom bracket shell of a frame, change the geometry and re-weld it." But then I had an epiphany! How dangerous would it be to MIG weld the links of a beefy chain together to use as a frame? I could just hack off the BB shell and weld the chain into an awesomely curvaceous shape and then weld the BB shell and some dropouts back on. I guess I would also attach a head tube and a portion of a seat tube.
Has anyone tried anything so foolish? Don't worry about impracticality, because I don't let that get in the way.
Also, PVC-framed bike?! Do you think Schedule 40 PVC would be strong enough to support 175 pounds plus the torque of pedaling?
Lastly, a mini chopper. That's a bit out of my realm of capabilities currently. But someday. Someday...
I think I shall go to the hardware store this weekend and prepare.