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    1st Chopper

    Here's my first attempt at a chopper bike. It started when my daughter learned to ride a bike, and I figured I needed a bike too. So why not build one? It's 99 inches in length; brakes are Hayes hydraulic discs (hubs didn't have disc flanges, so I made them and brazed them on); 3 speeds; chain tensioner is "mid-mounted" to keep the rear wheel looking clean; hand laced rims with polished stainless spokes. Riding position is tolerable. One lesson learned about custom builds is that nothing ever fits. Every piece is a hurdle.

    Keith Williams - Chopper - July 2012.jpg

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    Looks clean. It's a show-off piece for sure.

    "One lesson learned about custom builds is that nothing ever fits."

    Indeed it don't.
    Pronounced "Murkle"

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    SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07 Walter's Avatar
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    Nice work.
    “Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
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    You did a nice job.

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    Nice Bike dude!

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    Cool looking bike. How is the seating position? Looks like the bars are at practically the same plane as the crank at the furthest, doesn't this make the seating uncomfortable?

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