Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: What you think?

  1. #1
    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and surrounding islands.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale R500, Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    8,524
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

  2. #2
    Pentapointed Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    On Some Far Away Beach After the Season is Over...
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,360
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Did you fabricate the chainring?

    Looks pretty cool. How does it ride?
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

  3. #3
    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Winter Springs, FL
    Posts
    539
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reminds me of Fussy
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

  4. #4
    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and surrounding islands.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale R500, Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    8,524
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    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.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

  5. #5
    coasterbrakelockup lz4005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    parts unknown
    My Bikes
    surly steamroller w/coaster brake, electra single speed cruiser, specialized rockhopper commuter, no-name single speed folder, 700c ultimate wheel, 24" unicycle, specialized bmx lsd, single seat single speed huffy tandem, pink upsidedown parade bike
    Posts
    825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

  6. #6
    bikerguy
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    DK
    My Bikes
    Mosquito
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lz4005 View Post
    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!
    Morten storgaard
    foto på lærred

  7. #7
    Senior Member KOTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    My Bikes
    Townie, Kickbike
    Posts
    103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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

  8. #8
    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and surrounding islands.
    My Bikes
    Cannondale R500, Motobecane Messenger
    Posts
    8,524
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Very nice. However, I tend to set things on fire with a welder, particularly my pants!
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •