Stretch & Chopper Build Sources, Bikes, Parts, & Build List's

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  1. Crazy Horse

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    1 Builders & Buyers resource thread for Stretch Cruisers & Chopper Bicycles and the companies that sell both styles of bicycles.

    2 Stretch & Chopper Build Sources thread, for Bikes, Parts, & Build List's.
    In this thread you can find and share all about Stretch Cruiser & Chopper Bicycles, but also our custom build list's and sources / parts / suppliers for our custom builds in one easy to find post.

    What is a build list?

    The custom build list is a complete breakdown of a custom build, with information about sources for parts, tools, and materials used basically a how to DIY or how a custom build was completed.

    Here's a complete build list for graucho's Fat Tire Chopper.

    "Quote Graucho
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    When I see other peoples builds I always ask myself...."self" where did he get that item? Well, i'm not going to leave anybody out there hang'in with that question. I hope this helps someone if they need a similar part that I have used on my bike. I used to have better tools but I got rid of them when I thought I was getting out of building. (wrong) since, I bought a lot of stuff "on the cheap" and they have worked out just fine. Take care and thanks for your kind words everyone. graucho


    Tubing 1/8 steel. 2", 1.5", 1.25", 1"___South St. Paul Steel Supply - Products

    Tube bender 3 years old___ Harbor Freight Tools

    Welder 2 years old___ - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

    Frame Design (copied)___ Frame 24" Chopper Super Fat - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Handle bars___ Handlebar Cruiser Moon CP - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Brake lever___ Skull Brake Lever - Pair - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Fork___ Fork Kit - Chopper Chrome - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Front wheel / rim___ Wheel/Tire/Tube/Hub/Rim : Wheels - Steel - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Peddles sprocket___ Pedals Stingray Silver 9/16 - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Seat___ Seat - Hot Rod Flames - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Braided lines___ Cable Casing-Stainless-Per Ft. - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Mirror___ Mirror - Teardrop Right CP - Choppers U.S., LLC

    Throttle___ Mini Chopper Misc. Parts & Accessories

    Aluminum Bullet Axle Nut 1"___

    Front Light___ Old model of a Kids Razor 12v kids motorcycle.

    License frame___ Walmart

    Tail light___ Walmart

    Licence Plate___ Self designed from photo of my youth

    Pillow block bearings___ PILLOW BLOCK BEARINGS - Pacific Northwest Bearing

    Rear wheel and rim___

    Axle and hub___ Rear Axle & Hub kits

    Disk Brake___ Rear Axle & Hub kits

    14 tooth freewheel___ 14 Tooth Freewheel Sprocket

    Jackshaft___ Main, BMI Karts and Supplies - Home

    Jackshaft sprockets___ eBay Store - Fremont Industrial Supply: Hydraulic Pneumatic, Fluid Power, Electric motors

    Chains___ Tractor supply

    Idle tensioner___ Tractor supply

    Rear fender___ Tractor supply (aluminum car ramp end)

    Plastic gas tank___ Ebay

    Saddle bag for tank___ Walmart

    SLA Sealed Lead Acid Battery___ Radio shack or Batteries Plus

    Battery charger 1amp (for Lead Acid Battery___ Batteries Plus

    Centrif- clutch___ Hilliard Extreme-Duty Centrifugal Clutch and parts

    Airbrush pen (6 years old)___ opps...Its called... d i c kblick.com with no spaces.

    Primer (sandable, scratch filling)___ Napa Auto

    Red oxide Spot filler/Putty___ Local Auto paint dealer

    Rust-oleum Paint___ Home Depot

    Acetone___ Home Depot.

    I've noticed that this style of bicycle is predominately sold in & from California and is very popular there, however this style of bicycle is fast becoming more popular throughout the U.S.

    If you have information & pricing about a company selling these bicycles, or parts for these style builds that has not been added to this list please add their name & a link to their website, please be sure it's a direct link to Stretch Cruisers & Chopper Bicycles.

    Note: Some companies will refer to or call their version of a Stretch Cruiser Bicycle as a "Limo Stretch Cruiser" & some may refer to or call their version of a Chopper Bicycle a "Low Rider Bicycle".


    Please post your replys / posts / Links, related specifically to companies selling these style bicycles, as this thread is intended to be a builders resource for others searching for these style of bicycles.

    Here's a pic of my first Chrome Stretch Cruiser it's a GreenLine Stretch Cruiser, it's probably from the same factory in China that the Firmstrong Urban Deluxe Stretch Cruiser is from:
    [​IMG]

    Here's a pic of my ongoing build of an XL-Chopper formerly sold by XYZ.Bikes in California:
    [​IMG]

    Post and share your information / Links to companies selling Stretch Cruiser's & Chopper Bicycles, also those companies selling parts and materials used, so that others may find something for their next build.

    Peace Crazy Horse.
     
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    a link for Micargi Mustang GTS (my bike)
    Micargi Bicycles INC
     
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    Fantastic & Thanks Bill, could you please post more info or spec's of your Micargi GTS Stretch Cruiser?

    Also if you could be more specific as to the how much $$$ was this Stretch Cruiser & did you buy it direct from Micargi Bicycles or from a Dealer, if you don't mind could you post a pic pre-motorized?

    Bill thanks again for the Link!

    Peace Crazy Horse.

    P.S. I found the spec's but no price's:
    MUSTANG GTS
    FRAME:Micargi 26"Cruiser Oversized Hi-Ten Steel
    SIZES:12"
    FORK:Springer Fork Hi-Ten Steel Chrome
    CRANKSET:One Piece Steel Chrome Chainrings 44T
    FREEWHEEL:Sprocket 18T
    CHAINS:Heavy Duty Silver/Black
    BRAKES:Coaster Brakes
    HANDLE BARS:Long Retro Cruiser Bar Steel Chrome
    STEM:Steel Chrome Triathlon
    SEAT POST:Steel Chrome
    HUBS:Hi-Stop Coaster Brakes 140H
    SPOKES:Stainless Steel 14G
    RIMS:Alloy Black 26"x1.75" 140H
    TIRES:26"x2.125" White Wall
     
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    re: Stretch & Chopper Build Sources, Bikes, Parts, & Build List's

    sure thing :)
    I paid 300$ from a local dealer
    (actually got it for X-Mas from the grandkids, but that's what it cost their mom n dad ;))

    I cannot post a pic (getting error message saying I posted it in another thread !!!)

    link to "the 'bucket" pic :)
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    re: Stretch & Chopper Build Sources, Bikes, Parts, & Build List's

    Well I finally got the RFQ request for quote from Streetstar Stretch Chopper's on the Full Suspension Stretch Cruiser Chopper.

    Here's the Quote:
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    Dear Mr Joe ,


    Very nice receive your reply !

    We hope can establish relationship with you !


    Herein i m quote 1 pcs Streetstar Harley Chopper 6-speed bicycle (steel ) as FOB NINGBO 139USD/PC.

    About shipping ,we highly suggestion you it's will be save money by DHL directly delivery to your USA address ,the freight is 345 USD/pc
    About 3-4 days arrival .

    So the totally cost is 484 USD for 1 pcs chopper bike .


    Please kindly confirm ,looking hear from you ,


    Best Regards,


    Emma Sales Manager
    End Quote"

    Here's a pic of the Full Suspension Stretch Cruiser Chopper 6-Speed:

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    Peace Crazy Horse.
    P.S. This price quote is for 1-piece or one bicycle Air Mail delivery I'm sure shipping by Sea is much cheaper, the minimum order last time I checked is 10-Bicycles and shipping would be by Sea Container, so you would need a Customs Broker to them through U.S. Customs!
     
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    Pretty cool bike there Crazy Horse...Shipping is a killer though.

    Cheers
     
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    Anyone know of a Canadian source for a stretched cruiser?
     
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    That bike is awesome. I hope some retailer in USA finds this and sell it. I know there are more then ten on us here that really want that bike.
     
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    re: Stretch & Chopper Build Sources, Bikes, Parts, & Build List's

    I've been looking for a new bike to motorize and would love to get my hands on a chopper type bike, but in my searches of late, I came across this site: Soft Cruiser | New Rear Suspension San Diego Beach Cruisers by Rusty Spokes They offer bikes with rear suspension, which I thought would be worth looking into. Anyone here ever use one of these yet?
     

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    check out designlogicbikes.com
     
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    lance,,,your bike is not a stretch in the normal sense,,,
    it is more of an elongated back triangle
     
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    re: Stretch & Chopper Build Sources, Bikes, Parts, & Build List's

    Lance, thanks for sharing your builds with us here in the Stretch Cruiser & Chopper motorized bicycle forum thread for Companies Selling Stretch & Chopper Bicycles.

    I do hope that you will be offering your version of motorized bicycles, in a Stretch Cruiser, or Chopper version. I really like that you've gone in a new direction with the way you custom build your bicycles with the engines in the rear very nice!

    Peace Crazy Horse.

    P.S.
    azbill, I agree Lance has an elongated rear triangle, however I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he possibly has some Stretch Cruiser & Chopper designs in the works that he will offer with the engines mounted in an elongated rear triangle.
     
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    nice bikes crazy horse, good talkin wit ya
     
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    re: Stretch & Chopper Build Sources, Bikes, Parts, & Build List's

    C'mon builders where'd you buy your Stretch Cruiser, Low Rider or Chopper Bicycle, what brand is it, where did you purchase it, what did you pay?

    Share any info related to Companies that you know of selling these (3) three styles of bicycles.

    Where are they located & contact information?

    How much are they selling for $$$ ?

    What styles are they selling Stretch Cruisers, Low Riders or Chopper Bicycles?

    C.H.
     
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    I need to know where to purchase a stretched beach cruiser in or shipped to canada..

    Can't find nothing out there!
     
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    I'm using a Micargi Leopard for my first build, I bought it off craigslist and practically stole it. Laby bought it for her son, who rode it once and then it sat in the garage for a year and a half, so i bought it for a fraction of the price.


    FRAME: Micargi 20"Chopper Oversized Hi-Ten Steel
    SIZES: 14"
    FORK: Triple Tree Fork Alloy Crown Hi-Ten Steel Chrome Legs
    CRANKSET: One Piece Steel Chrome Chainrings 44T
    FREEWHEEL: Sprocket 22T
    CHAINS: KMC Heavy Duty Silver/Black
    BRAKES: Coaster Brakes
    HANDLE BARS: Hi-Ten Steel Chrome Hi Rise 13"
    STEM: Alloy Silver Piston
    SEAT POST: Steel Chrome
    HUBS: KT Hi-Stop Coaster Brakes Black 68H
    SPOKES: Steel Black 14G
    RIMS: Alloy Black Rear: 20"x1.75" Front: 24"x1.75" 68H
    TIRES: Rear: 20"x3.0" Front: 24"x2.125" Flame Thread Black
    COLORS: Black, Blue, Burgundy
     
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    all these bikes look like ,,,, i would need some engine mounting ideas before i would try them ..
     
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    re: Stretch & Chopper Build Sources, Bikes, Parts, & Build List's

    What brand Stretch Cruiser or Chopper Lowrider Bicycle are you using for your build,

    American Flyer stretch,

    Bicycle Designer stretch,

    BrettMavrik's Production Bobber Frame,

    Greenline stretch,

    GT Kustom Kruiser stretch,

    Firmstrong Urban Deluxe stretch,

    Lovely Lowrider stretch,

    Micargi stretch,

    OCC Schwinn Stingray Chopper,

    XYZ Bikes XL Choppers,

    shall I go on etc etc etc... so many manufacturers for Stretch Cruisers & Chopper Lowrider Bicycles to choose from for motorizing,
    and so many different options are available for motorizing!!!!!

    Please post reply's directly related to original poster's request, as this is intended to be a builders resource thread on who sells Stretch Cruisers, Choppers, & Low Riders.

    I've personally purchased my Stretch Cruisers from Greenline Bicycles and my XL ( extra long ) Choppers from XYZ Bikes.

    Yes nearly 100% of these bicycles are Chinese manufactured and most retailers are internet sellers in California.

    So if you are searching for a Stretch Cruiser, Chopper or Low Rider style bicycle for your next build try our Motorbicycling.com forum sponsors, or google search for them.

    Peace Crazy Horse.
     
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    My Stretch Cruiser "Black Hole Sun" frame is from Bicycle Designer and was about $150 delivered...
    http://www.bicycledesigner.com/defaulthome.asp?Main=/datasheet.asp%3FPartNumber%3D514799
    [​IMG]
    The Stretch Chopper "Jonah Hex" frame is from Cycles US ,and about $200 on sale...Made in the USA baby!!! It comes with a rear disc tab on the frame and is heavy duty.They were out of the Stretch Cruiser frame,or I would have bought it there too..
    Frame 24" Classic Gloss Black - Cycles U.S. LLC/Choppers U.S.
    [​IMG]
    Here's a Big Lowrider frame with a motor in it so you can see it fits with no mods...

    http://www.bicycledesigner.com/defaulthome.asp?Main=/datasheet.asp?PartNumber=514705
     
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  20. Crazy Horse

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    Notice Californians:

    XYZ-Bikes still selling the $169.00 XL-Chopper according to their flea-bay site they have 10+ XL-Choppers.

    Only available for pickup in Torrence, California and no delivery!!!

    Chopper 001 - Black - Medium

    This Chopper is just in! Cruise along the beach in this new Chopper Beach Cruiser. This Chopper Beach Cruiser comes in a very nice black color with red decals. This bike is for anyone from between 5' to 6' feet tall. It has a rear fender and dual front and back hand brakes. It's a beauty but it can also bite. This beach cruiser unlike a regular beach cruiser is stretched longer and is lower to the ground, which can make riding more difficult. Also it is not that simple to put together. It involves a lot of tweaking here and there to get all the adjustments and everything just right. If your in the area come on down and buy it directly from us, right off the sales floor, otherwise just make sure you get it assembled by a professional.
    Once you get this bike going it's a smooth ride that will make anyone jealous. So just cruise along down by the strand and watch the envious expressions of others as you pass them by. Be the talk of the beach with your new Chopper beach cruiser. Buy one today!This bicycle is brand new and sold in the box. Bicycle comes about 80% assembled. It takes about 20 minutes to assemble your brand new bicycle. You can assemble at home, we however recommend professional assembly. Visit your nearest bike shop and you can get your bike assembled at cost of $10-$25.

    Here's the ebay XYZ-Bikes Link:
    Chopper 001 - Black - Medium - eBay (item 360205276352 end time Oct-31-10 18:15:55 PDT)

    Here's a pic of mine with ATV engine, this is an ongoing build:
    [​IMG]

    For more information regarding these style builds, using an engine from an ATV / Pitbike / Dirtbike, see the Chinese cloned Honda cfr 50cc horizontal engines, checkout the thread started by BarelyAWake: Alternate Honda CRF 50cc Type Horizontal 4 Stroke Engines:
    http://motorbicycling.com/f37/alternate-4-stroke-engine-list-19630.html


    Peace Crazy Horse.
     

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