Living in Oakland you can't miss the Scraper Bike phenomenon
. Local Tyrone "Baby Champ" Stevenson
is generally credited for popularizing the style. Baby Champ advocates the scraper bike as "a way of expressing your creative side
... its a do-it-yourself thing". Now that's a philosophy i can get behind! The past 2 summers Baby Champ and his crew have led a large ride through the city
. You can bet I didn't miss it, but I needed to get my own bike in style for the ride!
This article is sponsored by Momentum magazine
. The article was published in Momentum Issue 44
. Here on Instructables i've posted an expanded build section that has tons more inspirational photos annotated with building tips.