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Old 08-06-12, 07:19 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-06-12, 02:17 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-11-12, 06:24 PM   #3
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Nice work.
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Old 10-21-12, 08:24 PM   #4
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You did a nice job.
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Nice Bike dude!
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Old 11-09-12, 09:53 AM   #6
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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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