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Chopper cycle

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I have had lower back problems for 15 yrs and have been told by my doc to stop cycling insted i have made myself a life size chopper cycle. It started out as a 24" mtb that cost me $30, steel pipe worth $35 and my welding and prefab skills i used the front forks, rear triangle, crank and down tude the rest of the frame i custom built my self to fit my body size the front forks i cut and extended and then modified to look like full size fork. on the frame i put a second crank and ran a double crank with a chane lift, i perfabed a rear web wheel gard and installed on the rear triangle, i have  front and rear breaks and rear gears, the finished product rides like a dream. Have fun building your own .here is a help full link on rake and trail for motor bikes but the principals are the same http://rawge.bravepages.com/minichoppers/trail/Rake_Trail.htm
thomasready2 years ago
jamz1378' I also have had very bad back probs for over 30 years this is the best I have ever seen, I'm also a disabled vet and was wondering if you would be interested in talking to me about making me one, if so please email me at thomasready@msn.com I can make it worth your time and money god bless you great job my friend.
cokecola3 years ago
Is it hard to ride?
jamz1378 (author)  cokecola3 years ago
it ride like a dream due to the length you have to remember that the rear end cuts the corner a bit more then a normal bike, i had to fiddle around with the head tube angle to get it set right which is why i have added the link for rack and trail, the gears have been added for making it easy to go up hill since ya can't stand up. I prefer to ride this then my mtb a real nice bike to ride.