The Chopper Bicycle

A couple years ago I took a Self-Directed course through BCIT to build a Chopper Bicycle.  I figured this would be a cool, challenging, and inexpensive project for students in my Metalwork class.

All the student needs, is to cut up a bike, and acquire some tubing.  Blurry photo, sorry.

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I designed a frame jig and a fork jig to ease fabrication.

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The fork jig ensures correct geometry once it is set for rake and tire diameter.

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The first bike was 10′ long, and nearly impossible to ride.

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Don’t mind the old man sounds.

I spent winter coming up with a new design, and built something a bit easier to ride, and something that would actually fit in the back of my truck.

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