Step 10: Prime, Paint and Put It All Together

The completed AfterBurner chopper (Photo 11). We added the 16-inch front wheel, some ape hangers, and a nice chrome rear fender - borrowed permanently from a granny-style bike (see Granny's Nightmare instructable.

Because of the frame inversion, the pedals are at a perfect height from the ground, even with this tiny front wheel. If the inversion was not done, the bike would probably be resting on the front chain ring.

all it needs now is a sissy bar. Awww, yeah.
Yeah, that would make it look awesome!
i call them sissy bars too :)
CLunstrum333, No it isn't, but I have built 2 of them so far. And thanks for noticing.
congratulations nathan! well done on building such a great bike!<br />
They have a bike like this at the Boise bike Project here in Boise. <br /> <br /> Just Curious: Is this the one in there?<br /> <br />
now i know why he needs such a big seat.....lol.....just a little of my thoughts
this is realy good and easy does any one now a way of modding some normal bars to make ape hangers? or a cheap web site
I've done this once and it works allright. Take some regular 2-piece BMX bars and take out the middle piece. It may weaken them though it essentially makes ape hangers.
I managed to buy some ape hangers for my girlfriends chop project at a bikers autojumble. I was after a new seat for a motorbike and spotted loads of ape hangers for between £5 and £10!!!! not bad. Autojumble is the way forward.
Mountain bike!? the original bike had no suspension, how is that a mountain bike. Apart from that a pretty good instructable, I am hoping to do a similar thing with a BMX i found in a skip bin.
You don't need suspension to class it as a mountain bike. The big knobbly tyres and gear range are enough
how much did it cost
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=16897">http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=16897</a> <br/>found some handle bars and they come in black and a saddel allthough not a phat 1 but sure this would look sweet!<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=27894">http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=27894</a><br/>
The frame flips or turns in every pic!!! (~.~)
Translation: This could be very well called “How to ruin a bicycle that worked perfectly”. On the contrary. It was found at a landfill site about to be thrown into a pile of scrap metal and, no, it didn't work "perfectly".
ditto!! the other guy hu made a zombie bicycle is wayyy koool
Thank, Koolkat. I prefer the first approach of the bike. Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito (on inclinations not to have swum writing, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://ets.freetranslation.com/)">http://ets.freetranslation.com/)</a><br/>
i like all this kinda stuff but i cant weld is there ny thing else i can do?
Do you take out the BBs when you work on it? I couldn't tell from th picture - but I didn't see the bearings in the disassembly picture... Just wondering if you have a method to remove it... I don't have a BB tool and I've destroyed one BB already with a vice and wrench :/ --- Still makes me wish I had/could afford a welder :P
The main point of this design is to show how to modify and invert the frame by flipping the front half upside down to extend the rake (steps 3 to 5). For more info. on bottom brackets, see <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/bracket.htm">http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/fix/bracket.htm</a><br/>
and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_bracket">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_bracket</a><br/>
and here <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html#bottom">http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html#bottom</a> - highly recommend spending some time on Sheldon's site. It's an awesome collection of info. on bike-related stuff. Use the search function to find specific info.<br/>
You glossed over the brake, but hey that can't be too important. :P From the pictures it looks like it was added as an afterthought. It's in the last pic, but not the second-to-last one So that's one rear brake, right? I suppose it's not a road bike or anything. What's a BB? ball bearings?
Yep, one rear brake is all that this young builder wanted and he put it on mainly by himself, with a little help.
Bottom Bracket ;)
Esto podría muy bien llamarse "Cómo arruinar una bicicleta que funcionaba perfectamente".
Apparently you didn't see the chain beforehand :P

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