Introduction: Lowrider Chopper Bike, Made of Old Bikes
I got the idea from another Instructable, watch the link below:
Link to the blog:
Instructable and bike made by: Jiri van Dalen
For: The make class, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam
Step 1: What You Need
- At least two old bikes, one bike is also possible but gives your design lesser freedom.
- Bikes need to have two good wheels, the best is to have two different sizes. Notice: you should use a front and a rear wheel.
- Front fork
- Good working pedals
- Two bicycle chains
- Four meters of iron pipes
- Sheet iron
- Keep the spare parts of the bikes, you could use them to finish your bike.
- Welding materials
Step 2: Take the Bikes Apart With Handtools.
The first thing you do is taking the bikes apart and look what materials you can use.
See the material list.
Take them apart with the handtools, later you're going to saw.
Step 3: Saw the Pieces You Need
Now you can saw the right pieces you need from the frame and the front fork.
Saw with a iron saw and mark the place where you're going to saw.
Step 4: Try to Fit the Parts Together and Start Welding.
Try to fit the frame parts together and measure it comparing your body.
Saw the pipes in the correct length.
Start welding the different parts together step by step.
Last welding job: extension of the front fork, use two iron pipes of the same length.
Watch out: Keep the frame straight and the wheels should be in line.
Step 5: Put the Bike Together.
Complete the bike by putting the different parts together and watch if everything fits well.
Step 6: Paintjob
Start by cleaning the bike carefully and take the bike apart.
Start painting with a spraycan of the color you like.
Step 7: Finishing the Bike.
When the paint is really dry, you can put al the parts together again.
Last step is lengthen the chain by nailing the two pieces together and putting it in place on the bike.
Now the bike is ready to ride, only watch out you don't have brakes.
Step 8: Movie and Links
Participated in the
Park Tool Bike Month