Her name is Uno

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  1. slowriderz

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    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!

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  2. Falstaff

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    Looks good, I like the overall styling. First custom frame? Well done.
     
  3. slowriderz

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    Thank you!
    I have chopped and altered many frames but yes this is my very first frame rolled and bent up from tube.
     
  4. Rat Rod

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    Turned out amazing Chad...great job!!! :43::43::43:
     
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    thank you sir. Had a bunch of fun doing it
     
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    looks awesome. love the wheels :D
     
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  7. Pookie42

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    That fork looks killer so does the color...
    Great job my friend


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    Thanks for posting those! I just noticed the sides of the rims are turned! Beautiful!!
    Are you sure those bars aren't a set I did a while back(at least the picture)?!?
    Just messing with you! Looking forward too seeing more of your work.
    BTW, when I originally saw the teaser pics of the fork I thought you were going a WHOOOOOLE different route.
     
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  9. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Nice Cadi.
     
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    Very cool! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     
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    Thank you very much. The bars pictured are very similar to the ones you made. Few inches wider and nowhere near the quality of yours. I put yours on my Peek cycles build last year. I love them.
    The rims surely are the gem of the build. He knocked it out of the park with the artwork.

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    Sorry, wasn't implying anything. I know they weren't(just said it since they were suede black) and I know you're a stand up guy also so I wouldn't even sweat it. Was just joking with you. Again, beautiful build all around!
     
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    Stunning ! what is this part ?[​IMG]
     
  14. slowriderz

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    Kickstand

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    oh...detented kickstand...very cool. I think the springer is my favorite part of the build...great looking bike!

    Jason
     
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    Hey mister, can I have your autograph. LOL ! All kidding aside, it was great going to Vegas to show Uno with ya brutha !
     

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