Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Alt Bike Culture Chopped, dropped, stretched, lifted, and otherwise cut up and put back together. The art and science of choppers, cruisers, lowriders and the vast world of mutant bicycles.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-25-07, 11:03 PM   #1
JoeyMac
Viking Warrior
Thread Starter
 
JoeyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, CT
Bikes: 60's SpaceLiner, 60's Ross Futura, 60's Sears spyder, 70's Zebrakenko, 98 Ross Chimera Hybrid, 90's Schwinn Frontier, and ThunderHorse, my trusty mountain steed, also my gf's 64 Schwinn ladies cruiser and her purple lowrider are at my disposal.
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Photoshop Pre-Chop Visualization

I haven't chopped a bike yet, so I thought I would plan out my first one well, and virtually chop it, before I actually chop it. Thanks to the power of modern technology, I could see what it might actually look like. For starters, here is my old bike:

This is my first bike, what made me fall in love with rolling. I had some good times on this thing but quickly outgrew it. But it doesn't mean I have to stop riding it! I am going to attempt to chop this with my sister's old bike:

This is my sister's old bike, from around the same time. Together with my old bike they will form a new creation so evil it will be feared by the masses.

Thanks to the power of photoshop, I can pre-chop before I chop. All of the parts are from those two bikes, except I cheated and turned the seat into a banana seat (I will track one down). The fork will be the top and bottom tube from my sister's bike. I left it in this hideous color combo for this shot to show where the parts are coming from. The Final Stage:

Here it is, in all it's (virtual) glory. I want to paint it a stealthy black, for night raids. The ship head and tail will have to be engineered, but I am sure I could make those easily enough. The only question is, will it hold? Hopefully with my dad's welding expertise, we can make it happen. Anyone have any thoughts on whether this ship will float?
JoeyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 02:53 AM   #2
cs1
Senior Member
 
cs1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clev Oh
Bikes: Specialized, Schwinn
Posts: 6,682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
A Viking's skill as a warrior isn't the problem here. His skill as a designer is. Play with Photoshop some more before you cut up any frames. Good luck


Tim
cs1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 05:06 AM   #3
FlatTop
holyrollin'
 
FlatTop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: L.B.N.J.U.S.A.
Bikes: Raleigh, Rudge, James 3spds., and a cast of many
Posts: 1,324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like the compound curve of the fork. Would look wicked with some Nordic runes painted down the fork. Do you own a Viking helmet?
FlatTop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 12:11 PM   #4
JoeyMac
Viking Warrior
Thread Starter
 
JoeyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, CT
Bikes: 60's SpaceLiner, 60's Ross Futura, 60's Sears spyder, 70's Zebrakenko, 98 Ross Chimera Hybrid, 90's Schwinn Frontier, and ThunderHorse, my trusty mountain steed, also my gf's 64 Schwinn ladies cruiser and her purple lowrider are at my disposal.
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
A Viking's skill as a warrior isn't the problem here. His skill as a designer is. Play with Photoshop some more before you cut up any frames. Good luck


Tim
so you think it won't work? Or just that it is ugly? I can take the criticism if it's ugly, but let me know if you know how to make it work. This is my first chop, and I need all the input I can get. Thanks!
*Joey
JoeyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 12:13 PM   #5
JoeyMac
Viking Warrior
Thread Starter
 
JoeyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, CT
Bikes: 60's SpaceLiner, 60's Ross Futura, 60's Sears spyder, 70's Zebrakenko, 98 Ross Chimera Hybrid, 90's Schwinn Frontier, and ThunderHorse, my trusty mountain steed, also my gf's 64 Schwinn ladies cruiser and her purple lowrider are at my disposal.
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlatTop View Post
I like the compound curve of the fork. Would look wicked with some Nordic runes painted down the fork. Do you own a Viking helmet?
of course I own a viking helmet, look at my avatar
JoeyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 03:57 PM   #6
kemmer
*****es love tarck
 
kemmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sandy, UT
Bikes: so many
Posts: 3,302
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love it. You might consider allowing the seat tube of your sister's bike to pass down between the seat stay of your bike and weld it to a brace between the chain stays of your bike. I like lots of redundancy when possible. That will also let you adjust the seat height a little more.
__________________
kemmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 04:22 PM   #7
mvillan
Senior Member
 
mvillan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Continuously changing assortment. Do Two Unicycles make one bike?
Posts: 166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
would it bottom out though?
mvillan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 04:28 PM   #8
Hobartlemagne 
Spelling Snob
 
Hobartlemagne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
Posts: 2,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It looks like the pedals will hit the road.
__________________

The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!
Hobartlemagne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 04:36 PM   #9
kemmer
*****es love tarck
 
kemmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sandy, UT
Bikes: so many
Posts: 3,302
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
It looks like the pedals will hit the road.
Good point, you'll want to be sure they don't when you do the mock up.
__________________
kemmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-07, 08:15 PM   #10
JoeyMac
Viking Warrior
Thread Starter
 
JoeyMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, CT
Bikes: 60's SpaceLiner, 60's Ross Futura, 60's Sears spyder, 70's Zebrakenko, 98 Ross Chimera Hybrid, 90's Schwinn Frontier, and ThunderHorse, my trusty mountain steed, also my gf's 64 Schwinn ladies cruiser and her purple lowrider are at my disposal.
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
Good point, you'll want to be sure they don't when you do the mock up.
You're right. I think I have a few more inches of tube in the fork that is currently hidden, I could raise it all up a little bit. You think that would help?
JoeyMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 PM.