Alt Bike Culture - A couple of choppers
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04-23-05, 08:10 PM
Here are a couple of bikes I've played around with.The first is an old Ross frame. Add a 26" rear wheel and 24" front wheel.A sissy bar, banana seat and h/bar I had lying around and...presto...an adult size Schwinn Fastback look alike.The second started out as a Montgomery Ward frame I bought at a garage sale for $5.They were made by Roadmaster.I built up a 24" rim with a Shimano 3 speed coaster brake hub and 2.3" tire.The front is a 26" with 2" tire.The fork is from Electra with a 15" h/bar.I ordered a leather cruiser seat w/chrome crash rail and skull grips but they're not in yet.The stick shifter is what makes this unique.Chrome stubby fenders complete the look.Hope you like the pics.
Nice bikes! I love chopper bikes!
I like them, but I fear the shifter.
 Now if only there was an easy way to stretch the back of the blue frame, and swap the rear wheel for a 20 inch.
04-23-05, 10:19 PM
Those top tube shifters are cool, total retro style. :) People were doing all sorts of weird things with those 3-speeds back in the day..
I like the coaster brake too, I need to get my hands on some coaster brake hubs...
Very nice work!
04-28-05, 03:18 PM
Thanks BikeJunkie. I have an old Schwinn Manta Ray that I am about to restore. I don't want to start til I have all the parts. I have thougth about using the same fork you used on the blue machine there. Now I know about how it would look.
Hot bikes. Keep up the good work!
05-08-05, 07:33 PM
05-09-05, 02:58 PM
Nice ;) I'm thinking of getting something like that...
But there kind of hard to find in Fort worth :s
Here is what I have now....
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