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    Sombody send me this page's url this morning, i dont know who send it, but thanks. Anyways, if you have some time on your hands, check out this page:

    http://www.dclxvi.org/chunk/

    Has anyone ever made there own bikes? looks like a fun way to pass time

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    TX Ciclista CarlJStoneham's Avatar
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    This seems worth a revival. The "What is Chunk 666?" link is especially humorous...

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    Odd...I wanna join.

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    I posted this site a few months ago and it is great. When I was a child twenty-five years ago or so, I made a few of these types of bikes. Even had one confiscated by the police for a couple of days!

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Replacing a standard fork with a chopper fork is a superb way to make a bike unsafe and unstable.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
    Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
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    This is hilarious. I especially like the article on gear:
    Needless to say, gear should be as strong and as cheap as possible. The cheapest gear is gear that is scrounged or jerry-rigged for the purpose at hand. In fact, there is no real reason to go gearless, as many elements of the gear ensemble can be constructed with the ubiquitous duct tape and baling wire. An ordinary shirt and pair of trousers of which the joints have been carefully padded with generous layers of duct-tape will allow one to embrace the pavement at high speeds. That worn-out old pair of shoes, when combined with an integrated brace of blown tire and inner tube shinguards, becomes a mighty pair of sh1tkickers.

    Rising from the homebrew gear kit, we have the refunctionalized gear, gear which has either been adapted to its purpose or which would normally be retired. The majority of headwear fits this category. Garage-sale bicycle and motorcycle helmets, football, army, and construction helmets, and even Viking helmets with added straps have served to encourage dwindling collections of brain cells to retain their coherent mass. Ski or aviator gogs with a handkerchief taped to the bottom protect the sensitive face when diving (or being thrown) through plate glass windows. Boxing gloves, however, are discouraged for activities which require the use of fingers.

    Finally, let us not forget that gear which is meant to be used after the act which it is made for, as opposed to during. A bottle of whiskey and a needle and thread make a swell first-aid kit - and remember, superglue was invented during the Vietnam war to suture wounds. A pump and a patch kit, as well as assorted parts, helps ensure that one will not be walking home. A wrench will tighten bolts that have worked loose, as well as drive off bands of mutants.

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    Senior Member acurran's Avatar
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    Originally posted by John E
    Replacing a standard fork with a chopper fork is a superb way to make a bike unsafe and unstable.
    Yeah, but that's why they've got all that great gear such as duct tape padding and viking helmets! And I quote "Note how the act of crashing becomes enjoyable with the proper gear!"

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    Hay! don't forget my buddies from SCUL! Take a look at http://scul.org/

    I've ridden with SCUL, and had a chance to ride a few of their bikes at the Boston Bike show. Sure they may look like a bunch of misfits, but their good people.
    Bentbaggerlen
    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." - Arthur Conan Doyle

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