WTF is it with chopper riders??!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Automatic, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Me too. I received a concussion from a pair of those forks coming apart on me. Did a wheelie (which on those things pretty much involved leaning back a little), the front tire and jammed on forks left the scene and the stock forks dug into the pavement firing a surprised 10 year old me over the top. I remember waking up in a hospital.
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    big sledding hill with a big buried rock we were launching over. I remember waking up at the bottom of the hill with a dozen kids standing over me laughing their heads off.

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    Disclaimer for the thread police: this pic was cross-posted in the Van thread:

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    Wheelie Wednesday

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    A good friend of mine older brother used to to build chopper bikes in the 70's. Here's a (crappy) pic of my Dad showing off his 2 wheel skills riding one of them. Chrome frame with a Schwinn custom "springer" forks.......................this bike was a hoot to ride.

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    He built and sold quite a few. This (below) was his best and last one, a bit harder to ride but fun. I was fortunate to be able to purchase it from him when he got into cars and motorcycles.

    I had so much fun pedaling this bike around the neighborhood and even across town to my buddy's house. A bit of a challenge, but I had a carefully picked route :D

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    Unfortunately 2 years later I sold off my collection of bicycles to buy my first street legal motorcycle (TS185). I wish now I would have hung on to this 1 of a kind chopper bike
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    I have a 50 year old scar on knee from trying the extra fork legs and small wheel trick on my purple spider bike. It wasn't a good choice for trying a jump. At least I avoided the shifter nut wrack (that time) by going over the bars.
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    as I look at this Im thinkin what kinda alligator has that child got ahold of!! Scroll down an oh, even better
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    Right on bro!
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    I'm guessing that's the largest gathering of Kings & Queens since the 18th Century. :lol3


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