It's A Chopper, Baby!
Tony H, at work, wanted me to build him a single-speed bike so that he could ride around the park with his grandson. Tony is a big dude, and a Harley rider, so I figured I would build him a bicycle which would give him a familiar vibe.
I found this bike on Craigslist, Monday, and made a call to the owner. Two hours later, and it was at my house.
I used half of a junked parallelogram fork as a support for the seat. This got the seat low, and back, while providing adequate strength to support Tony.
I tore it apart on the 4th, and sprayed it flat black. Today, I reassembled it, with new tires, chain, seat, bars, grips, and some actual grease on the bearings, rather than the 40-years-old crud that was in them.
I particularly like the machined aluminum grips...
"Whose chopper is it?"
And so, another project goes in the books as complete. I really enjoyed having the week off, so that I could actually get some stuff done and off of the list!