The Gladiator Phat Ass Chopper Trike
The Gladiator phat ass chopper trike is a laid back and cool cruiser that takes things to the extreme with extended springer forks and a set of massive rear wheels. Our Atomic Zombie DIY chopper trike plan shows you how to carve out a wild chopper frame using just about any type of metal tubing and then shows you how to add bicycle spokes to an ordinary set of steel car rims in order to create a radical bicycle chopper trike. The entire Gladiator chopper can be made using basic materials on a tight budget, but the end result is a chopper that will rival any of those department store wannabees.
A real chopper is a home built work of art, not some mass produced bike with a 6 digit serial number! The Gladiator DIY chopper plan is very easy to customize, so you can add your own evil twists to our original design, carving out an all new chopper trike that will leave the crowd slack jawed. The unique mid-drive hub system also adds a back pedal brake to the rear axle, and it can be made using nothing more than an old coaster bike hub. The front forks also include a springer type suspension that will make the ride ultra smooth.
The Gladiator chopper trike is all about style and comfort, and with the laid back full height seat, you can cruise for hours, planted between those radical rear wheels. The ape hanger handlebars are also comfortable and stylish, giving the chopper an old school retro look while maintaining very good handling characteristics. Once you get rolling, the DIY chopper trike rides as smooth as any bicycle, and the large rear wheels act like gyroscopes to keep you rolling down the road with minimal effort.
By following our Atomic Zombie chopper trike plan, you can alter the design as much as you want and use the materials you have on hand. The car rims and tires can be just about any width you want, so maybe this project is a good one for those old stock car rims you have sitting in the corner of the garage. The process of lacing the rims to the easy to build rear hubs is completely detailed, and anyone can build this chopper with little or no bike hacking experience.
Every single part of this home built chopper trike is off the scale with cool cruising style! The curved frame does not require a tubing bender, and you can easily shape the frame to suit your own building style by following the basic chopper plan, making changes when required. Even the seat is made using only the most basic tools and materials so that anyone with a desire to chop can make a cool chopper trike.
The Gladiator chopper trike may not be an optimal hill climber, but it is a good cruiser for most city streets and offers high maneuverability with a very tight turning radius. There is certainly enough room in the frame for a battery pack and the front forks are strong enough to handle an electric hubmotor, so you could create an electric chopper trike capable of long distance cruising and easy hill climbing.
Grab your angle grinder and carve out a radical chopper trike by following our Atomic Zombie DIY chopper plan! You can build the Gladiator chopper trike in a few days using some salvaged bicycle components and scrap metal tubing, and you will not have to spend a fortune to create your own DIY chopper. The Gladiator chopper trike is a real attention getter. Nothing beats that look on someone’s face when you tell them that you built it completely from scratch.
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The Gladiator Phat Ass Chopper Trike