|De Frame: It all
starts like this - a frame up on a lift. Of course, I
kind of have a leg up here because this was once a
running scooter that had all it's drive components
yanked out. I bought the frame, sheetmetal and front end
as a package deal from my buddy Prophet who decided he
wanted to build a bobber.
|Prophet and I had a
deal that if he ever decided to get rid of just this
frame, I would have dibs. So once he started building
his bobber (which we'll show somewhere else in
ChoppersRule) the mails started flying back and forth
about how to make this thing happen.
|So once I acquired
the frame, it sat for a long time at Hardcore Custom
Choppers while I put together enough parts to get the
damn thing rolling. Bill and his crew bolted on a box of
stuff I brought them - including a used rear tire
(thanks, Rowdy) and a buncha eBay swag that make up just
enough of a rear end to roll the bike around.
Seems when you run one of the top
chopper sites on the web - which, thanks to your loyal
readership, this site is - people ask you a lotta questions
assuming you're an expert. Well, expert I ain't. I'm a guy with
a small garage attached to my house who loves riding and working
I don't wrench for a living and I'm certainly no expert on what
fits what or how all this stuff goes together.
BIG DISCLAIMER: If you do
anything you read in this article and it screws up your bike or
your life, it's not my fault. Do all or any of this at your own
risk. Always consult a professional mechanic before you attempt
anything on your own.
Ok, now that we've got that out of the way - just because I
write a lot about bikes, they ask me what the hell I'm working
on. So we're calling this article (or series of articles,
actually) What Would Warren Build because I am (big surprise) in
the midst of an ongoing project and some people (especially
actual mechanics) will probably find my build and techniques
Some of this stuff I decided to plan out - and some of it I
decided I would just "wing" and see what happened.