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Old 05-10-21, 03:04 AM
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making "ghetto cruiser" chopper style bicycle?

I want to make getto style build that is as close to chopper look without investing hundred in frame and front fork.

They used to make this kids bicycle long time ago.

I am not trying to make exactly yhe same but something close.

Like small-medium frame with 20-24 rim in the back and 28" rim in the front.

I know it wont look like this without front fork with dropout and even better a frame that angle more outside, but i have no welding skills or money for dropout fork so i need to work with stock components.


This front fork cost around $100


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Old 05-10-21, 03:29 AM
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Well, go for it, I say, but what is your question?

This is the Bicycle Mechanics part of the forum - you might want to try reposting it to the Beach Cruisers part of the forum, one forum above
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In which ghetto are you planning to cruise?
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Old 05-10-21, 02:58 PM
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Moved here from Bike Mechanics
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Old 05-11-21, 02:07 PM
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Qestion is how to achieve this setup cheaply, we have zero beach cruisers in Eastern Europe so i use kids bike frame like this.

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Old 05-12-21, 02:18 PM
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A beach cruiser frame that takes 24" wheels may be an inexpensive frame to base it on. Then, you add a chopper fork.
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Old 05-15-21, 03:10 PM
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A beach cruiser frame that takes 24" wheels may be an inexpensive frame to base it on. Then, you add a chopper fork.
I agree, I think this is probably your most economical option.
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Old 08-15-21, 06:09 AM
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Stuff that's done with old box store huffy frames....


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Weren't you asking this same thing a year or two ago? With the same pictures? Can you do the work? Does 24" wheels exist over there? You can get forks like on that Jesse James chopper online, same with cruiser frames. If you can weld, you can make a set out of electric conduit.
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Old 12-09-21, 12:32 PM
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Back in the day I took an old Schwin Cruiser and have Dad weld forks on the front that were drilled for an axle. Rode that thing over 1/2 of Germany
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