COLUMBIA-BUILT BAR HOPPER

Jun 19, 2016
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I had a lot of fun with this build. Mostly because it kept telling me what it wanted to be! Started with a '56 Columbia 20" frame and tank. Experimented with a bent springer with the spring removed to get the bike to set level. I utilized some proportioning tricks and optical illusions to get just the look I wanted (some over-sized parts and some under-sized parts). Then I added those huge 3" tires to complete the attitude. Topped it all off with a cool old 30's nickel plated automobile cowl light with its original sculptures glass lens. This one came together very nicely. One of my favorites! Follow the full build here: https://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/columbia-built-bar-hopper.110096/
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I had a lot of fun with this build. Mostly because it kept telling me what it wanted to be! Started with a '56 Columbia 20" frame and tank. Experimented with a bent springer with the spring removed to get the bike to set level. I utilized some proportioning tricks and optical illusions to get just the look I wanted (some over-sized parts and some under-sized parts). Then I added those huge 3" tires to complete the attitude. Topped it all off with a cool old 30's nickel plated automobile cowl light with its original sculptures glass lens. This one came together very nicely. One of my favorites! Follow the full build here: https://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/columbia-built-bar-hopper.110096/
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Epic! Love your builds!
 
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