When I was a little boy, my favourite playtime was riding my bike around my neighbour. I can still feel the wind blowing my hair while i'm riding right now. Not only riding it, I also find it amusing to customized the bike as i wanted back then. Thats why i'm planning my new project : BUILDING a LOWRIDER BIKE for me and Rakhel. Why lowrider bike? It's simple, lowrider bike is not just a bike, it presents a personal and free way of life (it's my opinion only). For every lowrider biker, their style and attitude were transcend into their bike. And for that reason I want to build one.
For a start, i spent quality time surfing the web for lowrider bike information and i found tons of it. Here a few pictures of lowrider bike that i think very cool.
Cool ha? But i think i just gonna build a classic lowrider just like this one.
Yes it's purple. It was Rakhel favourite colour anyway. The next step after i've gather lowrider detail information is finding the parts for it. As you see ,I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. And in here there are not many people riding on lowrider. So I have to be creative and innovative to come out with parts availability.
Luckily, for the frame parts, it's not too difficult to find one. I found a 20" lowrider rainbow frame in Pasar Karang Anyar junkyard market in Jakarta Timur. Here's the picture of the frame
Cute isn't it? For the front spring fork, i make connection with Mr. Latief from gandaria lowrider club in fatmawati. He was giving me this fork with twist tensioner unchromed yet Picture below).
It also came with the spring and ring but I haven't take the picture yet. For the tire and rims, i bought it in bicycle shop in Jembatan Lima, Kota. It's a 20" white wall tire and 68 spokes bmx rims. Check it out, it looks very classic.
I'm still looking for the handle bar and seat bar and accesories. Hopefully the bike finish before May, 27 . Ameen