Forkless

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  1. ChopperOlli

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    Hey!

    My name is Olli and I'm from Finland northen Europe. While i'm not fighting whit icebears I'm building Chopper bicycles.
    I have been making quite some of them - maybe 10 all together. Maybe I show some of those old ones later.

    This bikes name is Forkless because it does not have regular front end anymore. I made already one bike whit this
    same front but it was baced on regular bicycle frame, so I wanted to make one like it was but whit my own frame desing.
    Rear became also single sided. I took lots of thinking and machingin to get regular "foot brake" hub work as single sided.
    I wanted to get old Cruiser bicycle spirit on this crazy build, so I used some cruiser clich├ęs, like: seat, balloon tyres, bars.
    In Finland its hard to find old style 559 rims, so mine are from Russian Light weight moped, broblem whit them was that
    they did only have 32 holes! I needed to fill and drill new holes on hubs. Front hub is from wheel chair. For some time I have
    been wanted to make totally white bike. This project was great change to make it true, just few chrome parts are giving
    some contrast. All work is made by me, welding, painting, wheel spoking... Bike works really nicely and its steering really
    well.

    -Olli
  2. ChopperOlli

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    Making rear hub:

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    Spoking:

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    Some sketches for frame design:

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    Frame is made out of furniture and hydraulic tubes. (walls 1,5 and 3mm [in metric])

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    -Olli
  3. ChopperOlli

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    First time on wheels:

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    -Olli
  4. ChopperOlli

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    I need to widen crank to get space for steering system:

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    Metal parts of pedals I painted white and rubber parts I replacad whit hand made whit plastic parts:

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    Crack fitted on frame:

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    -Olli
  5. ChopperOlli

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    After first test drive:

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    -Olli
  6. ChopperOlli

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    Finally ready!

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    I promice that next bike will be more colourfull ;)

    -Olli
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    Killer....frickin awesome....plain wicked :shock:
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    I am at a loss for words! its so incredible! I would love to see a video of it being ridden
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    Looks like you need to practice your welding skills.....The front half of your bike fell off!!! :D
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    That is amazing! Nice job! Is the front end sturdy like that??
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    Amazing! Nice fab work. I would love to see a picture of the steering mechanism.
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    I....it....wha....you....errrr..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    very cool
  13. ChopperOlli

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    Thanks everybody!

    I will make videos soon in future.
    I have already one bike whit this kind a front, it have been
    driven few hundred miles whit out any broblem.

    here is some not good fotos of steering:

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    -Olli
  14. gaskill

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    are you an art student some where? im one at mtsu here in tennessee, i've been working with bikes lately in sculpture. this is great man, those lines are wonderful.
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    good thing he didn't post this in the KID BIKE BUILD OFF! i could be wrong but they look like 20's to me


    BROTHER THAT IS SICK!!!!!! nice work!!!!



    ****edit those furry bike stands are rockin also
  16. ChopperOlli

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    Gaskill: I'm studying Applied arts & Design in Lahti University of Applied Sciences - Institute of Design.

    http://www.lamk.fi/engl/mi/

    -Olli
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    Very creative, I love the lines of it. Awesome job!
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    Now I'm curious, how many fellow sculpture students do I have here on the forum?
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    i am speechless
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    priceless. there is no words for this. yes there is FREKIN AWSOME. dude that is , i am lost for words, AWSOME.

    Outlaw :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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