Stinky Old FishPro Member
- Apr 20, 2022
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- The Sunny SanJoaquin
This build is based on a Trek aluminum frame junker someone tossed out on garbage day. It was going to be a chopper build but I really don’t like these forks. This frame was covered in several coats of flat black paint and dirt, and last Summer, I soaked it in old brake fluid in the desert sun...
My first aluminum bike was a junk pile rescue of a 20” Trek BMX frame.
This bike had 4 coats of black paint and dirt on it.
The frame drops are made from tempered stainless steel plate.
The seat struts are just half-inch EMT. The seat was your basic aftermarket banana which I reupholstered. I did the artwork and my niece did the CNC embroidery stitching. I cut the vinyl, sewed the drawstring channel, and refitted the upholstery.
Headlight was manufactured from an old router, a computer fan, and parts of a solar powered yard lamp. It’s mounted on some skateboard parts.
Those rubber bumpers keep the chrome forks from crashing against the frame, and are an agglomeration of grommets from a Kawasaki motorcycle, and knobs from a Maytag washing machine.
Tail light is a combination of an old trailer lens, a hard drive disk, belt sander dust collector plate, and a solar powered yard lamp.
I use the Shimano bio-pace crankset and a 24” aluminum coaster wheel on the rear.
Front wheel is 16 inch from a junk pile little princess bike. This was once blue and pink. I had to knock a big dent out of it.
The horn was real lark but it doesn’t sound very good. More like an out-of-tune piccolo.
Valve caps are made from dungeons and dragons dice.
Handlebars are basic aftermarket stingray eliminators. Grips are from Vans. Seat post is an aluminum from Uno. The post clamp, handlebars, grips, front forks, bear trap pedals and headset all came from the local Lowrider bicycle store. The gooseneck came from my mongoose.
How I solved my short kickstand problem.
Built for the grandkids. Still fun for grandpa.