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Old 03-25-10, 07:36 PM   #1
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What you think?


My weld and fabrication skills are shat, but I am a decent mechanic. I took my son's old Jesse James/West Coast Choppers bike and had a little fun with it. I removed the fake gas tank, painted it black, found a longer seat post and a cruiser bike saddle, then put a new stem and riser bars, ditching the rear fender and chain guard. To top it off I put a 26" front wheel on it with a 2.1" Ritchey Moby-Bite tire. I did take the trouble to repack the rear hub and bottom bracket.

The frame and fork are cheap steel, and the bike was bought from Big Lots, a closeout store chain, for around $50. The bars are off my tandem, the stem was a spare from a local bike shop, the wheel from a pile of wheels from my former employer, the post and saddle from a another spare parts box I have, and the tire was to be thrown away at another bike shop.

I know the timing of this is odd with the whole Jesse James/Sandra Bullock cheating mess that I really don't give a damn about. Then my dog photo bombs me.

The saddle angle and chain slack have been fixed since photo was taken.
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Did you fabricate the chainring?

Looks pretty cool. How does it ride?
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Reminds me of Fussy
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Did you fabricate the chainring?

Looks pretty cool. How does it ride?
Chainring came with it, I just painted it. It is a bit twitchy to ride.
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I think it would look better with either a narrow straight bar or huge ape hangers instead of the mid-risers.

Then again I think that about all bikes.
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I think it would look better with either a narrow straight bar or huge ape hangers instead of the mid-risers.

Then again I think that about all bikes.
I totally agree!
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Wanna know what you can "really" do to that bike?........Kenny P, one of the best builders around.
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...p=17790#p17790
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Very nice. However, I tend to set things on fire with a welder, particularly my pants!
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