Step 2: Take it apart

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I stripped down the entire bike (Photo 2), and found the front rim to be rusted and seized, so it was tossed. The rear wheel had an "old school" chrome rim and sidewall tire, which was good, since I had a matching wheel in a smaller 20-inch size. I always like the smaller front wheel on a chopper, so this turned out ok. As for style, I though a really long, slender look would look great with the cool curves of the oblong frame tubing. The first step was to forge out the basic frame, then see were my twisted imagination took me.