||[Apr. 25th, 2006|10:04 am]
rode my chopper to work with the mono blaring. feel better with less anxiety and stress after riding around listening to cash.|
pick up the receiver, i will make you a beleiver...
How hard would it be for a mechanical retard like myself to chop my civilian ship up into a proper cruising vehicle? I mostly want big-ass forks with a huge blaring radio on them.
not hard. i'm no expert, but i've extended forks on three bikes. wanna come over and chop? i have the welder and tools. do you have a bike in mind?
I'm tempted to chop up my 1991 trek mountain bike (the red one I ride without the trailer). That would give me an excuse to buy a new bike (for commuting and fitting onto trains and in cars and stuff).
I'd love to come over and chop! How many hours goes into this project? I'll need to explain my need to do it to cottonmanifesto
What days are you free to do something like this?
If all you're doing is a fork extention, especially dual-tube, it can be done in one afternoon. Ideally, though, you should take one afternoon to measure and prep and one afternoon/evening to weld and test and adjust seat and handlebars.
Of course, once you've welded, you're pretty much stuck with it (ha!).
Swapping out other parts takes varying amounts of time. Installing a sissy-bar is a pain in the ass.
Come to think of it, it will mean having to remove/readjust and/or reattach the brakes--choppers that don't have coaster brakes must have rear brakes only, no?
the rear brake will be fine, particularly if you don't swap out the handlebars.
The front brake will need rerigging. You can get away with only having a back brake, but it'll make stopping short harder, particularly downhill and at high speed.
If you have multiple gears, they'll remain unchanged as well, unless you have handlebar grips and change handlebars.