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now that is super ugly. i would not let anyone know i owned it.
 

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Lost_In_Spice said:
I cant make out the engine type- but I dont think its a Duck....thankfully.

Am I just getting older or do choppers get stupider with every passing year?

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/04/wood_motorcycle.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890
I am a member and subscriber of that magazine, "Make." It's kind of a geek, engineering kind of mag.

It's a cool magazine. They get all kinds of people submitting all kinds of weird stuff. That bike is one of them. Obviously some guy with a high IQ who said "Gee, I bet I can make a bike with 2 x 4's."

In terms of a chopper, yeah it's stupid, but I think he made it just to see if he could. And it got in Make, which I bet made his day.

You guys should consider subscribing, it's a really good read if you are into lots of cool or bizarre DIY projects [do it yourself] that have no purpose other than to amuse. There are many functional items featured, but lots of things are just plain fun [as that bike is].

Not that it matters, but Bill Gates says he reads Make :)







 

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Hey, not so fast. That thing has some advantages.

Consider the ease of mounting accessories.
A lag screw here or there and you're done.

Brackets, spacers and endless customizing options
no farther away than Home Depot.

Scuff marks a cinch to remove with sandpaper.

Almost totally recycleable when it's time to upgrade
to the no holds barred hardwood hardtail street fighter.
 

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superduc21 said:
notice it's in Alabama?? Some hillbilly is proud of that :abduct:
Nah, the original photo was taken somewhere in Germany. That Alabama sign in the background had been photoshopped in.
 

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Jim_Upchurch said:
Hey, not so fast. That thing has some advantages.

Consider the ease of mounting accessories.
A lag screw here or there and you're done.

Brackets, spacers and endless customizing options
no farther away than Home Depot.

Scuff marks a cinch to remove with sandpaper.

Almost totally recycleable when it's time to upgrade
to the no holds barred hardwood hardtail street fighter.

You're right Jim- the workability of timber would make adding some 'bling' a breeze. And no need for fancy paint jobs, just some deck stain- but what about termites or dry rot?
 

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Lost_In_Spice said:
You're right Jim- the workability of timber would make adding some 'bling' a breeze. And no need for fancy paint jobs, just some deck stain- but what about termites or dry rot?
I hear you there, the guys an amateur. Anyone with a brain knows you use pressure treated 2x4's for chopper building.
 

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King Arthur would be proud. I guess that's why they call it a chopper craze.:think:
 

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FIREWOOD..... that was my 1st thought. but hey its still better than paying OCC or any of the other "custom" chopper goons a cool 1/4 million for a bike that was pulled out of a box and bolted together.
 

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Jim_Upchurch said:
Hey, not so fast. That thing has some advantages.

Consider the ease of mounting accessories.
A lag screw here or there and you're done.

Brackets, spacers and endless customizing options
no farther away than Home Depot.

Scuff marks a cinch to remove with sandpaper.

Almost totally recycleable when it's time to upgrade
to the no holds barred hardwood hardtail street fighter.
If that guy ever figures out how to chrome 2x4's, the Teutels are in deep $#!+.
 

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Jus_Livin said:
King Arthur would be proud.
"Perhaps if we built a large wooden badger"...Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail
 
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