OVERKILL DIY CHOPPER BIKEPLAN
All of the parts require to build this chop, or one based on the plan can be taken from scrap bicycles or purchased at the hardware store. The frame is made of electical conduit, and there are no complex or machined parts used anywhere in this build.
You can turn just about any old steel car rim into a crazy phat chopper wheel just by adding bicycle spokes. This plan will show you how to add the spokes to the rim, a task that is actually very easy to do. Even the tire is put on by hand.
The cool curved round tube styling can be made by either welding pre-made conduit elbows or by bending the tubing using an inexpensive hand bending tool available from the hardware store. Nothing in this plan is expensive or difficult to do.
The car wheel to spoke conversion is shown in step by step details so that anyone can do it. You can use just about any size car rim, and even change the number of spokes or lacing pattern. All of the drive parts are also very easy to make from scratch.
A chopper's forks are certainly one of the defining aspects of the bike, and you have many options to alter length and angle to suit your style. Since the plan builds the frame from the wheels up, you can create your own unique frame style as you progress.
The idea to create the original Phat Ass Car Wheel Chopper came about when this rusty old drag wheel showed up at the local dump. Using whatever was laying around the AtomicZombie shop, OverKill was forged in a few days. The revolution soon followed.
You can create a round tube frame with sytlish curves by simply welding pre-made conduit elbows together, or you can bend your own with an inexpensive hand bending tool. Get creative with the frame, and create your own cool chopper theme.
Let your imagination run out of control, and consider all junk to be potential parts for your amazing DIY Chopper. You can utilize anything made of metal to create your frame, standard bike parts for the transmission, and just about anything else for the final touches.