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Look what I got from Santa this year (well not really, it's just december sales @ Chopperdome ):
At first I didn't think much of all that white, but Rhalf had an offer I couldn't refuse. Besides that, I already have 3 black bikes, it will grow on me soon enough. This does mean I'm getting rid of a few bikes due to storage issues.
Mounted 2 b-lights off my RatRod on the rear, and a rechargeable headlight I had laying around for now. Plans are two headlights, and checker the fenders. But now I'm just going to sit it in the livingroom, and stare at it for a while it's too slippery outside for a testrun !
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Cheers, it's a brand from Amsterdam, designed by (you guessed it) Bas in 2004. Developped further by Chopperdome in 2005, and a 1000+ frames later I finally was able to get one. There's more info on the http://www.chopperdome.nl website (manufacturer: project 346), but mostly in dutch I'm afraid. But at least there are pictures @ http://www.chopperdome.nl/346-garage-basman. Also feast your eyes on http://www.basman33.nl one day mine will be nice enough to post there too...
Man I am so jealous . That double curve on the bottom is so hard to reproduce with the benders I have. I could buy one ,but 1900 euros is pretty steep for a bike....plus shipping. Your lucky to have one. I bought a new bender and this was a practice run for my copy on the bending larger tubing ....and mine has a 7 speed nexus too
Is everybody finished building yet?
Nice one Paul, at least you get to say you built it yourself ! Looks like you got the wheelspan covered, my Basman is about 25 cms longer than my Ghostrider, which isn't short at 1.99 mtrs - but suddenly that doesn't look so big anymore. I get funny looks now when I take over other cyclists: first there's a wheel, than a frame with very long handlebars that seem to operate on their own, and only after a while it's me followed by another wheel
I don't know how these bikes are priced in the States, but you're off by about 900 euro's over here. Normally mine costs €989, but the Chopperdome is moving next week so I was able to get it for €618 in their stocksales. Too good to pass up on, even if it's white and I have to say, it's a brilliant cruiser !
PS: Kronan sold to a friend, Electra RatRod sold to a co-worker, and I get money back (about €200) from taxes because I use my Basman for commuting to work, so I'm almost at break-even point already gotta love Santa !
I looked last night and they were running them on their website for 698 euros....still alot for a bike.With the way our dollar is falling it would make it even worse. I know mine is not as close to the Basman design as I would like for it to have been ,but I have about $40 in materials. I will be able to get close...watch for my upcoming build once the holidays are over with and life gets back to normal. Its a super bike. Probably a design that a company hits once in their lifetime.
Is everybody finished building yet?
Thanks Ham & Eggs, but it's too tasty at the moment for my liking...the bike's been pickled thouroughly from the snowy roads good job it has a decent paint finish, it all just wipes right off, but it is getting tedious though, bring on spring I say
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Me like the white frame with the black parts combo.
I've seen the chekered fenders at The Dome think
it should look great.
A little strange but I like it!
Basman 883. 8spd. - 8.0 mm rims - 3.0 tires. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24259
Yep, the ones at the Chopperdome are fully checkered, but that's pretty hard to accomplish on the sides, with 2 curves to follow. I'm planning on doing only the centre of the fenders. Will keep the fenders on though, as it's my commuterbike. Perhaps I will use wider rims in the future like yours, but have to get the wider fenders as well, my Electra Ghostrider is enough for getting skunked on the back I am going to replace the front sprocket with a black diamond plate (tranenplaat) one soon, haven't decided on pedals yet. The forklegs will be black as well. Stay tuned.
Snow White is getting darker picked up a few items at the Chopperdome today:
346 bar endcaps
346 sealed bearing crancks + 346 pedals + moondisc 44T
Next week I'll mount the Halflink chain in black metallic
Still to add are headlights, stay tuned !
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