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taycat

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got given some old dirtbike bits other day, so decided with kids we would build a chopper style bicycle.
will be using top half of forks but making new handle bars and using the swingarms.
wheel in pic a spacesaver emergency one that we too centre out of and then extended bike hub to fit.
we spoked it up using some old spokes as didn't want to damage good ones whilst building bike.
also a couple of pics of other bikes we have made.
project.jpg aaaa1.jpg chop 1.jpg
 

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Nice projects for you and the kids to share, their smiles prove it.
 

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Good for you taycat....and great for your kids!

Gotta let them see that things can be built, instead of bought.

-brino
 

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already on there under dif user name kat used trike chop in feb newsletter i think it was.
 

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Jan issue. Really cool trike. I like it.
Got a few builds there myself, under savarin.
I've stopped building bikes of late in fact I just gave all my parts and bit to a local group who build for the needy.
Still have everything sitting there for the tilting trike though but havnt touched it for 2 years.
 

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tay did it fair bit of welding himself on it.
 

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And that is the coolest part.:aok:
 

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got bit more done, going to put wide crank on it so just one chain.
usual way is to fit separate hub part way back with 2 cogs fitted one each side and 2 chains.
planning on some footrest's between pivot point and crank but that will be one of last job's.
welding not pretty but is strong.
tay is getting better at arc.

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The best part of the builds is doing it with the kids. They will never forget the time you spend with them and then they will pass it on to there kids . I remember everytime my father and I did anything together, and now I'm a grand pop passing things on. Great for you and the kids. Keep it up ,thanks .
 

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bit of progress made.
bends done using slit and weld method.
top tube welding needs grinding back and going over, was done using no-gas mig i was trying to sort out for mate.
revolting machine it was.

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Very cool, I love to watch this kind of creativity come together!
 
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