A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Another Level

There are those who go out and buy a motorcycle, and think they have a chopper. Then there are those who screw a bunch of chrome geedunk on a bike and call it a chopper. Neither of those are chops.

Choppers are built from the frame up, not bought. A proper chopper is built by it's owner, not some bike shop on the east coast or west coast with a fancy logo. Of course Jesse doesn't want to tell you that. Chopper builders understand though. Even so, chopper forms tend to follow function, leading to bikes that appear similar in many ways.

Then, along comes some mad hatter who breaks all the damned rules, who inspires others to reach down deep and build that which has never been seen before. See more of this unique chopper here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting chopper, but you don't see any pics of him actually riding it. Just sitting on it.

Steelheart

10:59 AM  
Blogger Mushy said...

Yeah, will it go faster than sittin' still and leaning forward?

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Jay G said...

Very interesting ride.

Steelheart and mushy have already touched on my objection to the "boutique" choppers that have flourished in recent years: ridability.

I've got an Electra Glide with "chrome bolted on" as you put it (*g*), but it gets ridden - 100, 200, even 300 miles at a time. I'd be very curious to see if this chopper could eat up 300 miles of road and still leave the rider able to walk.

Of course, for that matter, I'd like to see how that loooong wheelbase and little teeny handlebar would handle the Kangamagus Highway, for that matter... (Ask a New England rider).

BTW1: Didn't know you were a biker as well, Xav.

BTW2: Glad to see comments back to "Other" and not just Blogger...

BTW3: ID word was "bumflop". Odd.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

I also did not see where he stored the "kickstand" which would actually appear to be a display pedestal while riding it. it did not appear to be a fold up device.

definitely does not appear to be easy to ride or very ergonomic. and from a mechanical designer's point of view, that LOOONG front "fork" (for lack of a better term) does not look all that terribly strong or stiff.

But I will admit, it does have style.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Zane said...

The heck are the BRAKES?

3:31 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Where does he put his LEGS? I see no pegs of any kind, and it would appear that his right leg must go directly in front of at least one of the exhaust pipes.

I'm an engineer. I appreciate "elegant," but we define it as a design that WORKS.

11:49 PM  

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