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Old 03-31-2010, 07:02 PM
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Hey Guys:

First post. Glad I found this great forum with such a wealth of knowledge.

I have experience with building electric beach cruisers . . . but now I am interested in something a little different.

I considered the Nirve Chopper but it is not available in my country for a decent price so I ordered Southern Cali Custom's 26" Chrome Limo Frame on ebay.

I am thinking to do something which I have not seen before. I will install a 24x3 on the back and a thinner 26 on the front - as on the Nirve. But I want to use a long chopper fork such that it actually lifts the frame up in the front - riding with cranks raised up a good four inches higher than normal. Almost every part will be chromed, except the seat which will be a Brooks Leather B73 with triple spring suspension. I may also paint the rims jet black. Disk brake in front.

I have not received the parts yet and will post pics when I start the build.

However, in the interim, has anybody every seen a STRETCHED out frame such as the one above with long chopper forks (at least 30 inches)? Do you have links to pics? I am anxious to visualize what I am about to do.

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Welcome CopperChopper,

Just in case you didn't already know after you posted here in the forum 3 times you can share some pic's of your build as it progress's.

Start posting as soon as you like, and don't forget to show us your pic's as you start this build!!!

Peace Crazy Horse.
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look at the tread by DJEEPER in the ratrod section called ( my rat rod chopper )

that sounds like what you are looking for
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:52 AM
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haha, yeah... maybe i should have posted my chopper in this forum too?

ugh, decisions decisions haha.

pm me if you have any questions!
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Welcome to the forum.

I once made a set of long chopper forks out of two of my Mom's clotheline poles.

The results were just what one would expect.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I had a chopper when I was a kid that my neighbour made for me out of old chrome kitchen table legs. The weight was so much on the back wheel that it was hard to ride it and keep the front wheel on the ground.

I found a set of 30 inch chopper forks with integrated disk tabs. Since I will be using a 26 in the front and a 24 in the back, they may do the trick to give the bike a proper chopper look.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:06 AM
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my front fork is 4' long. i built it as a triple tree out of 1.5" Diameter .120 wall DOM steel roll cage tubing.

the fork itself weighs about 25 lbs. I have no problem keeping weight on it. BUT, with the SBP jackshaft kit, i have the ability to pull wheelies if i want to.

here is a pic of when i was almost done building it.
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Now that looks like a wild ride!How dous it handle at speed?
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she handles GREAT.

only time when it is squirrely is at low speeds ~2mph. even then, its very controllable. you just have to compensate for the extra weight of the steering
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I know with mine if I hit a bump and my I land with one cheek on the seat I change lanes instantly if I am not carefull! It was a learning curve on how to handle the bumps. The road I ride back and forth to work has a speed limit of 35 so you know that everyone is doing 40! Haven't got run over yet! Giant Stiletto - front and rear disc brakes, jackshaft with mega-range, ported to the max, Billit cyl head and expansion pipe. Good carb and custom tank are next! Been thinking about going from the 30" triple tree to a 36" springer from ChoppersUS. They look good but how do they handle I wonder?

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