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Old 04-17-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
derektoo
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Default hi. im new. i know nothing from modesto ca.

i want this.




stolen from dirtbag challenge site.

pretty much anything max schaff.


stole this from here.


so i guess my question would be how do i start getting to my goal....let me back up though, i want to build a bobber style bike, slowly. i completely want a rigid frame with that small tank, springer fork, kickstart, skinny front tire, girthy rear tire.....like above but make it as cheap as possible. i don't want it to look nice but i want it to run nice.

i used to work on old 60's air cooled volkswagens and i want my bike to be the same way, no computers, just simple "less is more" idea.


basically what is the cheapest way to get a rigid frame? softail chopped and welded rigid, just wait till i find a rigid, or should i just give up and drive a car the rest of my life.


thanks.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: hi. im new. i know nothing from modesto ca.

welcome. If you want cheap find an ironhead Sportster. You can buy a bolt on hardtail and go from there.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: hi. im new. i know nothing from modesto ca.

Keep your eyes on local sales...I grabbed my '72 Ironhead about an hour from you a couple of weeks ago for $1800, complete running bike with title. It's more or less stock, but that is a great way to get a project bike. Then you can set about adding and subtracting until the bike is what you want...

I just saw two other Ironheads a '69 (sold for $500) and a '73 (sold for $1250) in the last week. You're not going to get into this thing for much less than that unless it is hot.

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