After hiding in the dark corners for the past 6 months I thought I would share a bit of what has been going down in the Chop Shop. Last fall I was contacted by Gary at Low Life Bikes asking if I had any interest in entering a build off against 4 other custom bike builders. Knowing that the other 4 guys are some of the very best builders around I was rather leery of the idea. After all, I have never built a frame from scratch. Let alone a one off springer fork. My mouth ran faster then my heart wanted and I accepted the challenge. It turned out to be a great experience and I learned so much. I really enjoyed it. Below is a breakdown of the build and photos of the progression. Frame = Chop Shop Customz "Uno" Fork = Chop Shop Customz springer Bars = Chop Shop Customz Wheels = 80mm x 26" artwork by Syrarium Studios (with matching skateboard of course) Hubs = rear Nuvinci N360 front Black ops sealed. ( Hubs polished by Tadlock Bros) Bottom bracket = Profile Mid sealed Cranks = Profile sprocket = Profile Seat = B67 honey brown ( Thanks to Smoopys ) Shifter = Boxkar ( Thanks to Tech Bikes ) Pedals = Shadow conspiracy Head Badge = Jones and sons My goal was to build a mid stretch bike that was low and solid. A bike built for comfortable cruises with plenty of gear range. Feel free to ask questions or comment. Thanks for looking!