Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and surrounding islands.
Bikes: Cannondale R500, Motobecane Messenger
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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.