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LOWRIDERS:   Frame work posted by: Chris on 7/1/2001 at 11:56:01 AM
Ive posted a fe things up and people dont answer but this one i really need some help, does anyone know a website or some place i can email that does custom work with lowriders like puting sheet metal on and stuff , they have to be good and experienced, if anyone knows any write up the site or email adress, thanx and peace out


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Frame work posted by JimW. on 7/2/2001 at 11:31:52 AM
Annette gave a URL a while back: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/authenticlowrider/
He seems to do good work and have the right attitude.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Frame work posted by Brandon on 7/5/2001 at 10:10:02 PM
You might try calling around your area to shops that paint cars or motorcycles, or any hot rod shops...sometimes they'll do small stuff like that if you ask them. Good luck.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Frame work posted by JOSE on 7/11/2001 at 11:57:09 PM
I SAW UR MESSAGE..FIRST I WANT TO KNOW WHER U LIVE....IM PART OF A BIKE CLUB IN CALIFORNIA....ITS A CAR CLUB BUT HAS A FEW BIKE MEMBERS..I KNOW WHERE U COULD GET UR SHEET MEDAL WORK DONE

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Frame work posted by A Freind on 7/14/2001 at 11:00:43 AM
Jose, post your information anyway. There might be someone looking for that type of work here in California.






LOWRIDERS:   Steering wheel cover posted by: CHris on 6/28/2001 at 12:06:35 PM
I wanna get a red velour swirl chain steering wheel cover, anyone know were they sell them at online, other then lovely cause they only have purple ones. thanxs u all


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Steering wheel cover posted by christian on 7/8/2001 at 6:37:51 PM
hey chris,
go to www.angelfire.com/dbz/forum
then click on the lowrider billboard link. then ask your question there and ask for "bicycle don". he has a large inventory of lowrider parts and will send you a catalog if you ask him to. good luck, john

   Steering wheel cover posted by Michael on 7/11/2001 at 12:18:12 PM
Do what Christian said ,Bicycle Don has everything .






LOWRIDERS:   Steering wheel cover posted by: CHris on 6/28/2001 at 12:06:35 PM
I wanna get a red velour swirl chain steering wheel cover, anyone know were they sell them at online, other then lovely cause they only have purple ones. thanxs u all







LOWRIDERS:   Eddie bike posted by: Catfood Rob on 6/25/2001 at 12:00:04 AM
After much searching, i`ve finally got a (very bad) picture of the Eddie chainbike, from the Munsters t.v. show.
Brandon, if you want it mail me. Also anyone else....
So, whos going to be the first to build a replica????
Catfoodrob@Catfoodcircus.com


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Eddie bike posted by Brandon on 6/25/2001 at 10:09:29 PM
Hey Rob, the picture didn't go through, please try again. There was an article in a lowrider magazine a few years back on the bike with really good pictures, and a story about Barris building it. Apparently it was really heavy. I have yet to see the magazine again.

   LOWRIDERS:   Eddie bike posted by Michael on 6/26/2001 at 7:35:45 AM
Hey Rob whats up do you think it would be easy to build one I have a lot of chain lying around the house also send me a pic I'd like to see it.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Eddie bike posted by Catfood Rob on 6/28/2001 at 12:23:46 PM
making one should be "easy" ahem... youd need headstock, bottom bracket etc out of a scrap bike, some chain, and a flat floor .....and a welder!!!!!!
Im gonna try later this summer.... i may need you guys to help get me some repro stingray parts to finish it.... if I ever do!!
I guess the first problem is "what size chail links"?????

   Custom Designer Bike Eddie bike posted by Michael on 6/30/2001 at 11:40:16 AM
Hey amn thanks for the pic I choose the vchain size to be like logging chain the chain log trucks use.






AGE / VALUE:   stingray style bike australia posted by: justin on 6/24/2001 at 7:50:04 PM
yeah wow just stumbled across this page wow!!
ive just completed an old stingray style bike over hear[australia} there called dragsters
anyway its abit different than most bikes it has a straight
bottom barr from fork to crank if you know what i mean has "space ranger "stikers check bands and pin stripes all japanese parts and loose bearins any ideas

im also chopping bikes girls 20 inch bikes and welding them to mountain bikes extended forks etc im mig welding te frames is this how most people are doing it

also i know ive got too many questions but ive got another frame to chop and fill in like a petrol tank do i just mig in steel sheet [how thick] then bog
ive never seen one of these customs in the flesh but ive got to get one happening
any help greatly appreciated







MISC:   New BikeRod&Kustom Webzine posted by: JimW. on 6/23/2001 at 11:29:38 AM
Seventeen new rides in the gallery, Rocket Bikes, and lots more. Check it out. http://bikerodnkustom.com


   RE:MISC:   New BikeRod&Kustom Webzine posted by Brian on 7/1/2001 at 12:09:55 PM
Here is my Kustom Dyno Roadster. Take a look, yellow one, or go to name under pics (Brian Hileman)






AGE / VALUE:   Brentwood - 77 posted by: Mack on 6/22/2001 at 4:39:08 AM
Hey guys i have a bike that has a Brentwood symbol on it and also a label 02 - 77. The chain guard says King Kat which somehow i need to get re-done but i doubt i can get it the way it was unless i find someone that has the same parts from this bike. Being a chopper bike it is really kewl with the double spring forks i am doing my best to restore it -- some surface rust on the chrome i want to take off withoutdamaging the chrome -- it polished up real nice otherwise though -- regreased the crank and works awseom -- any info on this beast will be appreciated!!







LOWRIDERS:   Finished my ride posted by: Sebastian on 6/17/2001 at 7:58:10 AM
hey folx - I just finished my new ride. Actually, it's just my old bike reshaped and painted. It's now called "Mean Green" and sports a dark green paintjob with gold and pearl flakes, a scull molded into the rear-fender, and some holographic foil and pinstripping under 10 coats of clear.
Check it out at http://www.lowriderbike.de

Next project's gonna be that 50ies-Women-Frame that I refered to some posts later and that I want to convert into my daily lowrider-style cruizer.

Cheers!
Sebastian °LowStylezB.C. Hamburg,Germany°


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Finished my ride posted by Rif Addams on 6/23/2001 at 9:32:29 AM
SWEEEET!!! Nice job, I really dig the whole sculpted frame and skull, And even though I'm not a lowride guy, I can totally dig and appreciate any cool bike.
Excellent work. How long have you been into this scene and been Kustomizing bikes? keep us posted on the step through frame project, I'm really interested to see how that one progresses.
Rif

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Finished my ride posted by JimW. on 6/24/2001 at 4:34:48 PM
I second that emotion!






FOR SALE:   chromed out lowrider posted by: john on 6/10/2001 at 8:28:29 PM
why build one when i have done the work for you? only thing not chrome on this bike is the tires, grips, and seat. 72 spoke wheels, bent springer, custom rear mount kickstand, a real head turner. this bike is in mint condition because i have only rode it a few times since i built it.hate to sell it, but gotta make room for my chopper. have about $350-$400 in this bike. make an offer. for pics or questions, email me directly. thanx, john







CUSTOMS:   tandem posted by: andy on 6/9/2001 at 8:46:56 AM
I have a schwinn tandem i just restored to custom It was in bad shape and had been spraypainted many times before i got it ... The serial number is not on the collar on the front it is underneath the crank and says "button" anybody know anything about this I thought maybe ordered special for someone a long time ago???? Please E-mail me @sqbk73@yahoo.com







CUSTOMS:   tandem posted by: andy on 6/9/2001 at 8:46:56 AM
I have a schwinn tandem i just restored to custom It was in bad shape and had been spraypainted many times before i got it ... The serial number is not on the collar on the front it is underneath the crank and says "button" anybody know anything about this I though maybe ordered for someone a long time ago???? Please E-mail me with any suggestions....







LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by: Sebastian on 6/6/2001 at 1:36:51 AM
Hi folx,
does n-e-1 here have any experience in building custom bent springer forks?

Sebastian


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by sam on 6/6/2001 at 4:57:07 PM
AAAaaaaa.....yes! but not much.What you planning?---sam

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by Annette on 6/6/2001 at 5:00:58 PM
Hey if you are interested in someone who does custom parts I suggest you contact Barrett Russell. His website is http://www.angelfire.com/biz/authenticlowrider/. It is in the works right now but you can email him and he should answer you pretty quickly.

   sebastian's site posted by sam on 6/6/2001 at 8:11:12 PM
I'd like to add to my earler post that Sebastian is way ahead of most of us at kustom work.How about posting your web site(i'v lost it--sorry).Sebastian's work is first rate and I feel we can learn much from him--so if i can help just let me know--sam

   Me again :) posted by Seabstian on 6/7/2001 at 3:35:47 AM
sam: I have an old 26inch WomensBike Frame with that loooong head tube. That means that those bent 26inch Forks that you can order at http://www.lovelylowrider.com won't fit because they just fit the "normal" headtube length. Plus: I want to add 24inch wheels to it making it my daily lowriderbike.
I was thinking about using two of those "bent swords" for the fork and some straight support-bars. I already have a downcrown and a spring. Any suggestions on how to go on with that?

Anette: Thank you. Unfortunately the Site is down. :( But I will email him. Thanks.

sam again ;): my website is at http://www.lowstylez.com or http://www.lowriderbike.de - pretty easy - huh?

Keep that s**t low folx.
Sebastian °LowStylezHamburg°

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by A friend on 6/7/2001 at 6:52:47 AM
Sebastian, Have you talked to Jim Wilson about this Kustom Fork? He has many resourses. I know he can possibly steer you in the right direction. Someone who has this expereince under their belt. I know there is a guy out of Hunington Beach Californa who built his own front end for a real nice GT Rodester. Ask him about the Kruiser by Brandon. I understand you need a longer fork tube; this guy says, he made his own fork. Good luck to you.

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by Sebastian on 6/7/2001 at 7:34:37 AM
Hey,
yep, I got a mail from Jim. We'll see what time will add to the project. But I'm sure it's gonna turn out nice! I think it's easier anywhere to get some Alu or Steel lasercut than here in Germany. I have to see if I can get some people here to cut it for me. Maybe there's gonna come another Idea in my mind - but I need this fork.

PEACE! Sebastian

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by sam on 6/7/2001 at 3:20:52 PM
See your prob. now.Lets back up a minute.On some german bikes the fork tub is held in with the front brake bolt.Can you tap the fork and remove the fork tub from it?If so dril a hole through large enouf for a pivit tub.cut a small tub for the pivit tub and weld in the fork tub.slide the barring race back on and use the forks from "lovely"with your "new" looooong fork tub.cutting and welding one small tub into the original fork tub should be easer than building forks---sam

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by Sebastian on 6/8/2001 at 2:43:07 AM
hmm ... nice Idea - really - BUT(!): then I have to bolt the Spring into the Frame - right!? Because the Distance between the pivot and the point, where the DownCrown is bolted on still remains the same and will be about in the middle of the head Tube. So I would have to extend the Forks above the pivot to reach the ring to bolt the Spring on. I think it's easier to built the Forks from skratch, isn't it?

Sebastian

   RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by Sebastian on 6/8/2001 at 2:43:32 AM
hmm ... nice Idea - really - BUT(!): then I have to bolt the Spring into the Frame - right!? Because the Distance between the pivot and the point, where the DownCrown is bolted on still remains the same and will be about in the middle of the head Tube. So I would have to extend the Forks above the pivot to reach the ring to bolt the Spring on. I think it's easier to built the Forks from skratch, isn't it?

Sebastian

   RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by sam on 6/8/2001 at 4:05:13 AM
That puts me back on the drawing board!Your soooo right!The part I find hard on the kustom forks is how to taper the fork tubs so they look right.If you cut them from flat steel they will not be rigid in side to side movement.if you make them from tub stock they look top heavy(ever notice how the fork tubs taper at the top&bottom)---sam

   RE:RE:RE:LOWRIDERS:   Custom Bent Forks posted by A friend on 6/8/2001 at 1:56:04 PM
Sebastian, stay with your original plan. I've seen your work, you know what your doing.






LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by: Chris on 5/30/2001 at 2:05:01 PM
I have an old schwin girls frame i am striping the paint off of. Once im done that im geting sheet metal welded on the front and the rear skirts, how do i put the body filler on it after i weld it and how much? My other question is im getting it painted either candy branywine or candy apple, i can't chose,i also want to get some murals on it but i dont know of what, can anyone give me some cool ideas?


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by A friend on 6/1/2001 at 6:11:22 AM
Hi Chris, Since this is your first project, remain focused on the first stages of your work. Don't over load your thoughts about paint, colors, and murals at this stage. Have your your plates welded first. When you receive your frame back, then start your body filler stage next. When your ready for the next stage, post a message about that prosses. We will be here to answer your request.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by A friend on 6/7/2001 at 6:31:22 AM
Chris, How is your frame comming along? Did you have the plates welded on yet? We have not heard from you lately.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by justin on 6/29/2001 at 3:28:16 AM
yeah high im thinkig of filling in a frame not sure how to go about it ican mig weld it in but ive been reading that
most bike welding is tig or oxy






LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by: Mack on 5/29/2001 at 8:31:37 PM
I am trying very hard to make a three wheeler and need some much needed help -- i am looking for something i can add onto an existing frame and be able to have gears on it also. Or if possible just a frame for a three wheeler would be awesome -- i am in Canada and just want to make an awesome three wheeler with at least 5 or 10 speed with a bench seat -- someone please help meout andmail me back -- thanks


   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by Annette on 5/30/2001 at 1:02:10 PM
i have a conversion kit for attaching to a 2 wheel frame. It only has one speed. I am not sure if you could add more speeds but I don't see why you couldn't. Let me know if you are interested and I'll see if I can't help you out. Please view our website at www.hiwheel.com. I have pictures if you would like.

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by A friend on 6/7/2001 at 6:37:50 AM
Hi Mack, have you found anyone who can help you with converting your 3 Wheel into multi- speed trike? How far along are you?

   RE:LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by Mack on 6/22/2001 at 4:38:25 AM
Hey i am still working on it actually -- i know there are conversion kits out there but i want to have somethingthat i can have speed bc i want to have a hand shifter oo handlebars -- also since i have purchased NOS ralleigh shifters -- 5 speed i want to use these somehow on another bike -- there are not allot of people aorund that i can get stuff done like wedling and stuff -- they never seem to get it right -- guess a little more time waiting won't be to bad and being in Canada it is hard to find parts -- buying in USD can be a killer allot of the time but thats all i have been doing -- cheers






AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by: sam on 5/27/2001 at 9:40:08 AM
I've been building on a custom large frame stringray/chopper and it feels like it's taking for ever!I try a part--some times it works some times it don't.I just put it back in the shead feeling like a failure.Restorions are much easer to do-parts may be hard to find but I know what I'm lookin for,with the custom I'm never sure.thanks for lettin me run on about this--maybe in a week or two i'll try again--sam


   RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by christian on 5/27/2001 at 9:52:16 AM
hey sam, i still owe ya one. anything you need that i might have? let me know buddy. christian

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by sam on 5/27/2001 at 2:46:09 PM
Maybe I should send this to you too!Just kiddin--I do like your latest photo of your chrome lowrider . I do have my eye on a small chrome frame bike,I'll let you know what I need,if I get it--sam

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by A friend on 6/1/2001 at 6:30:26 AM
Hi Sam, I here where your comming from. Restos are not complicated only for the simple fact; the manufacture did all the designing for you. So, when you have all the parts to the bike that fit, it makes assembly ABC. The hard part about stock bikes is, when you come across a bike missing this & that. Now you have to hunt down the parts. When it comes to Kustoms, you are the designer, and the fabircator of parts. Trial & error. Sam your right on track. When you try this and that, your creating. Your designing, your in the driver seat as an engineer, your appling your own ideas. Not easy. You did the right thing walk away from it, and take a break. Come back to it at a later time.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Robert on 6/1/2001 at 11:15:06 AM
Sam, I'm becoming very farmiliar with the "downs" of customs and things not working out . Began an Tour easy custom recumbent this past weekend. Cut up 3 frames that supplied most of the frame. Grind, file,fit and and tweeked frame to get the bottom bracket straight. Tack it and then discover it is not straight. So grind tack loose and get ready to try again. But then, I was getting tired / flustered so maybe next weekend! Cause i know if i continue it will only get worse. I'll ride my Columbia or roadster in the mean time. And think of a better way to jig frame.
Just have to chant to myself, It's only a bicycle , It's only a bicycle.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Billy 3 on 7/5/2001 at 8:32:45 PM
I am $elling low rider bike.
I want $50.00-$60.00 for it.
e-mail if you wont.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Billy 3 on 7/5/2001 at 8:32:48 PM
I am $elling low rider bike.
I want $50.00-$60.00 for it.
e-mail if you wont.

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Billy 3 on 7/5/2001 at 8:41:03 PM
I am $elling a nice lowrider bike.
I want $50.00-$60.00 for it.
e-mail me if you want it.
bowman6@fronter

   Afordable Low-rider for sale!!! posted by Billy 3 on 7/8/2001 at 12:38:31 PM
I am selling a lovely,cool,and chick magnet low-rider! Its black,has a springer front end,ape hangers, black swade seat. I want $50.00 to $70.00 for it. (This the updated version of this ad company got new e-mail adress)