Photography by Brad Graham
Granny’s Nightmare Chopper Bike
Chop an old ladies’ bicycle into something evil.
You know what irritates me? I drive out to the dump, pay my five bucks to get in, and the only bikes laying around are those goofy granny bikes from the late 1970s. OK — enough whining — a real chopper artist can chop any bike, even a crusty old codger cruiser.
Here’s how I hacked and welded a granny bike into something evil. Normally, I wouldn’t even bother with a bike like this because it has a lugged frame. This means that the head tube and bottom bracket are just press-fit and brazed into place, rather than welded. You ...