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Old 05-16-2003, 05:52 AM   #21
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ATKs use to have the disc mounted over the front sprocket. That idea went nowhere, too.



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Old 05-16-2003, 06:09 AM   #22
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I've seen the rotor/sprocket combo a few times before. It is probably available from Drag Specialists or one of the other "custom" warehouses. I think most people put one on each side of the rear wheel and run the chain on one and the brake on the other. That way you get a nice symetric look and don't have to worry about chain lube on your pads.
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Old 05-16-2003, 06:27 AM   #23
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sorry he got hit by a train
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Old 05-16-2003, 06:29 AM   #24
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Default Here's some REAL customs

http://www.mulemotorcycles.com/projects.php3
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Old 05-16-2003, 06:41 AM   #25
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Looks like a Euro-streetfighter version of a rat. Actually I think it's a nice change from the usual billet-n-chrome turds that are so common anymore. Hopefully it has killer front brakes because the back one ain't gonna make it past the first time the owner pays someone to oil the chain. Pretty neat bike .
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Old 05-16-2003, 08:27 AM   #26
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The Bullfighter is a nice bike with a clean design. In the world of "customs" Mitchell takes risks that make his wares stand out.



But to lambast Americans for lacking imagination and back it up with this? There's nothing about that bike that I haven't seen before. General look of a 40's bobber. Twin headlamps are as common in Europe as feminine pit hair. Silly-huge rear tire? Got it. Hey, there's one on the front too - call the patent office!



He's got product that'll sell and the mouth to sell it, but Mitchell's got nothing on John Buttera or Confederate cycles in the imagination department.
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Old 05-16-2003, 08:59 AM   #27
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Default Generally I hate custom bikes but these are different

I really don't like choppers like Jesse James stuff but the Bullfighter , Flat Bloke , Bulldozer , and Fat Tracker are way cool. Definitely Gen X stuff not Gray Pony Tail stuff. Love it MO. Keep up the good work
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:02 AM   #28
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I agree F451. Defintely unPoser like.
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:21 AM   #29
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Default Can you say Fugly Deathtrap, boys and girls?

OK. Let's get the first part out of the way. These $20-40k creations are FUGLY. They look like some bastard smashed up the front and had to replace it with a backasswards rear tyre and some streetfighter headlights, and to cover up the ****itude, spraypainted it with Krylon.



Of course, the bigger problem is that thing is a deathtrap even by chopper standards.



a) That front wheel. A big wheel like that can't help the handling or suspension.



b) It's an effin $30k hardtail. Yeah, for your $30k you get a bicycle shock for your seat, and none for the rear wheel. Hit a bump and the rear is going to bounce all over the place.



c) That lovely exposed belt, with no guard at all, is just asking for trouble. But lets save the best for last.



d) On a raked out cruiser like that, the rear brake actually DOES something, namely contribute at least a third, if not 1/2 of the braking power (more weight on the rear). So lets design it so you get CHAIN LUBE on the rear brake disk.



Doesn't this sound like a BRILLIANT idea? Make a brake disk which gets NATURALLY covered in chain lube because, well, it's connected to the chain!!!!



Gee, you sure you wanted to stop? Nah, sorry, you're screwed. Have a NICE day. I hope that volvo driver doesn't mind the chopper-sized door-imprint.



You wouldn't catch me riding a deathtrap like that. Especially a FUGLY deathtrap.
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Old 05-16-2003, 09:21 AM   #30
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Seems kind of overboard to me. Hey, far be it from me to say how someone else lets loose with the change.
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