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Old 01-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #22
Jim Day OP
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Joined: Mar 2012
Location: So. Cal.
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Originally Posted by Padmei View Post
The previous owner (not with us anymore) hit a bank & flipped the bike up onto a field - it landed a fair way away on it's arse. I have stripped it down, got a new frame, sent the forks & front wheel away for straightening & that's where I'v left it. I keep tossing up between making a trackbike, bobber/streetracker or hardcore off road bike. Luckily i've got the mortagage, family & work to keep me from working on it
I hear you. I considered several possibilities. I initially was going to go the GS route but after I put the fork on I decided to redesign it.

This is actually kind of funny but the thing that made me change my mind was a bicycle I had just built. A fully geared aluminum chopper.

See any similarities?

I kid you not: One day I just leaned that bicycle against the R65 that was sitting outside my shop with the DRZ fork on it by chance. I did a double take and thought HHHHHhmmmmm....... this is something worth looking at...
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