gravity speed freek
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the flatlands of kansas city
Bikes: too many
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its a bout time you started putting a bike together!
i see a few things, where are you gonna put your knees? its a better set up if it has kneelers cuz theyre a more effective way of steering the bike than sticking out your knee.
i would be concerned about the increased (from the industry bmx and road bike standards) rake on the front end. the extra rake will make the bike wobbley in turns at speed, like a flipped bmx frame.
in that pic you have barbells (am i right?) under the seat, this would give the bike a rear weight bias as opposed to the preferable 50/50 weight distribution. hanging weights throught the bottom bracket on a chopper like that (putting the weight on the front side of the bikes center of gravity) would be better cuz it would offset the rear weight bias on a coverted bike which typically have more weight on the back cuz of the way theyre mounted.
you would def need more narrow rims...but this would be a problem on the back of those choppers cuz the distance between the rear drop outs/seat+chain stays are built around the wide rear wheel, so the brake bosses are too far apart for use with a more narrow rim - and since all the tubes are so far apart you cant use a v-brake adaptor either.
ive checked out those bikes as a prospect for a g-bike conversion, but if you look at the fork crowns they are very cheap, and i would not trust em for a heavy, high speed bike. by the time you made mods to get it ready, you'd pay alot anyway. gimme a email at email@example.com
i have something you might be interested in..what are you, about 5'10"?
fast eddie outty