1957 Chopper



Been riding all my life am 55 yrs young, being a builder and working very hard all my life has worn me down. I fell off a roof about 17yrs ago and now have (5 disc prolapses). Two in my lower left back standard. Place for prolapse. One on the left and one on the right sides of my neck which knock me around dizzy, really bad headaches etc., and the last one in the middle of my back so I exercise every day to be able to move and live to my fullest.

So that's my story. What has happened is I have been riding a rigid chopper now for about 12 years and it is totally killing me after a 1/2 hour ride I get home and feel like crap with prolapse pain.

I have been working on my bike converting it to a softail frame for about six months now, and just about to start to sew the leather on my custom seat. But I notice the swingarms powdercoat was chipping away. I cut it short and the owner of the company sacked the fool that did my frame and has offered to re-do my frame for free.

The swing arm is done but I have to strip my bike down to do the frame. The owner found out the frame was NOT sand blasted, that's why its chipping.

The finished rigid is what I have been riding and the other picture is where I almost got to finishing the bike. Once I have had the frame redone I will post pictures of how it put together properly.

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Jul 20, 2014
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Rigid
by: Anonymous

Love you bike sir, sorry to hear about your back problems..I busted my back as a teenager so know your pain..the soft tail conversion will help a little bit ? My advice would be to fit an air shock system ,so you can adjust it to suit you..after all you still want to look cool right ?..I'm hoping to fit some air seats to my rigid ?...ride safe dude..best wishes Stinkey

Jul 20, 2014
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1957chopper
by: Anonymous

Maybe I should have written less in this topic.
The rigig is the old finished ride I was riding.
No any more.

The new build is almost finished as a softail
But the powdercoat is chipping off.
The powdercoat guy is offering to re powdercoat the frame for free. I have accepted the offer and now will strip the bike.

Once the frame is re done I will post the second build pics as I start to rebuild it.
And am more than happy answer any questions and hope to help with things their not sure of doing.
Cheers
1957chopper

Jul 19, 2014
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Sweettttttttttttt
by: Anonymous

Beautiful Bike. You did a great job man.

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