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im not sure which way im gonna go w/ this one. i got the frame from a kid across the street, everything else came off other bikes. the frame is chromoly and its in great shape, the way it sits here it would be a practical and rideable bike for a kid, but im tempted to put a bent springer (lowrider) fork on it. i have an extra bent springer it would look killer on the frame, i just cant decide! as it sits it would have v-brakes front and back which would be great, and it looks cool too, but man it would look killer as a lowrider wouldnt it! ill mock it up w/ the bent springer next chance i get and compare the photos...i also gotta get those goofy lookin stickers off of it. what do you guys think? i wont be keeping this one, it'll be another "for sale or trade" project so i gotta think which way (lowrider or not) is gonna be more apt to sell....unless it looks rreeeaaallly cool as a lowrider then ill keep it "for my sons!" please put 2 cents here...
Last edited by fast eddie on Sat May 10, 2008 11:00 am, edited 3 times in total.
ok, i switched out the tires for some rubber w/ flames, removed all of the stickers from the frame, pressed the bearing cups into the head tube and bottom bracket, installed the bent springer fork, installed a small chaingring/crank arm assemble from a childrens donor bike, changed out some axl lock nuts so that the front wheel would fit into the bent springer fork, took apart the pedals from a donor bmx and cleaned/regreased/installed them, installed a cut kickstand that mounts to the chain and seat stays, this frame orignally had a bolt and locnut on the seat tube but i installed a quick release from a donor bike, and i found out the chain that was already on it just happend to fit! score! the rear wheel has a bmx free wheel and it has v-brakes on the back. everything cleaned up pretty nice. ive decided im not gonna use these small bars, im gonna get some taller ones instead, and i have a 2 1/2 foot long seat post that is the right size that i'll have bent for it. i also have a very comfy springer seat,it'll look kinda odd on the bike but since ive decided to keep this one for myself i need a comfy seat! there are mounts for a chain gaurd but i dont like them, i may use them for mounting a plate or something. i will also "dress" it when it's done with reflectors and that kind of thing. this will be cool looking, but it will also be very practical. i have another lowrider but its very generic, i like things to be a lil different so thats why i decided to keep this one and sell the other.
i got the seat post bent, picked a seat, and have some high rise monkey bars, then it's done. hope to get it all installed this weekend and post pics! oooora!!
fast eddie outty
this is where it sits as of today, i went ahead and spent the $$ on these bars, they were necessary! i have a different stem i want to use but i will have to get shims to fit these bars into a road stem. i took it out and it rides pretty comfy, that seat rocks! looks like bent seat posts are gonna be one of my "calling cards" i really dig the way they look. i have some cool grips and reflectors and stuff and i still gotta run brake cables, im gonna keep this one for a while - or at least until a more cool bike is done!
Looks GREAT! I've got those same bars (25in. delta) on a recumbent I made, $$$ paid a lot more then I wanted to for them. With that seat post it looks like a semi-recumbent. It's actually comfortable isn't it?.......Nice job!
MY INTRO/BIKES ... WHEEL WE EVER BE SATISFIED?
im surprised at how comfy it is to ride, with the seat set back and at that height my ride position is exactly where i like it. i rebuild the crank assembly and the pedals and its smooth as butter. im gonna dress it a bit, prolly put on the other stem, ride it a while, then try to sell it. my collection is outgrowing my house so over the summer i will enlist the help of craigslist to thin the herd. thanx for the compliments, guys,
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