Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
I mean a REAL springer fork.
Motorcycle style for stylish and quality bicycle.
I like the JD or VL Harley springers or the indian Girder? fork. Iv'e seen a modern girder fork before, but it looked really bulky on a bicycle. Some of the chopper after market forks are just tooo bulky, they take away the look of the rest of the bike or chopper bike.
NO Its NOT a schwinn, does NOT fit, look like, sound like, feel like, NOT similar, does NOT fit a SCHWINN!
Girders do not have the same interchangability as a springer does. Plus they would be very very costly because of the complexity. A lot of the Euro guys put ancient moped girders on thier cruisers because it is just a lot easier than making your own. I can see why .
I think a well made extended Schwinn type fork would give a nice look, but we dont often see this done either.
which a long chop fork or girder? weither would look good..
and i wanna do it cause it would look great 'either way' and cause you don't see it often.
that and the fact that stingray pretty much based off a motorcycle frame
i just wanna make them look like motor cycles.. idk maybe ill sell something to get a welder and build something.. i just donno..
kinda getting tired of seeing the same old springers everyone has
Ok went discussions and ideas, it's good
And what about the reinforcement of ideas with photos
It will be much clear and understandable
By the way I disagree with the fact that springer fork looked really bulky on a bicycle,I think it all depends on the execution,the front fork is the first thing that catches your eye on a pair with front wheel,here is all dependent on the design
Is a separate issue, it's really easy fork, but still doable.
I don't think that most people who are building custom bikes are trying to make wanna-be motorcycles. I love classic bicycle tank panelling but I hate to see someone bolt on a harley gas tank to a bicycle . Sometimes a fork can look visually heavy without actually being heavy. I could see that your machined billet fork had lots of time and energy put into it, but when I first saw it I thought it was bulked up for motorcycle use. For a bicycle It looks heavy to me, visually heavy. I would also say that any spring fork that someone makes for his bicycle is a real springer fork, but just maybe one that didn't cost a fortune to make. Most of the enjoyment of building custom bikes comes from being self creative, and trying your best to make a personal statement on wheels.
I just don't know if there is a market for $1200 forks And shipping alone from your location in the middle east to the U.S. would cost a fortune.
Again, good luck on the project.
As I wrote, I meant not as heavy as my fork, lighter version of the bike, the bike I'm building is almost motorcycle
Well, what about the project's see, I was just wondering people's opinions
By the way I always buy the parts in America, and nothing wrong with shipment prices are humane.
im not really building a wannt-be motorcycle, i am building a stingray into a motorcycle..
which why i want quality parts, if i have to use a dinky classic type springer so be it, but im gonna run disc brakes 'possibly drum brakes' that would look cool
I dont want to use actual motor cycle parts, like one time i saw a Perfect condtion 70" Yamaha tank all shinny and everything just sitting in the dump..
but i didnt bother cause i knew my dad wouldn't like me hauling that back.. wish i could have saved it..
like this tank in about same condtion
Ill start drawing up designs of how i want the Stingray chopper to look..
I will wait for drawings
I decided to conduct an experiment, the materials ordered and should arrive next week
I'll do one for the Cruiser, for extra-wide tires, 4 inch, I think it's nice to look
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