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Chopper Lowrider Bikes

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Chopper Lowrider Bikes
Have you seen the lowrider bikes that have become so popular? They instantly catch your eye because they are uniquely designed and look so cool, don’t they? They are a big statement that people make and some people connect them with the hip urbanites, but they really appeal to almost anyone-no matter what your age. They not only give you the opportunity to express your personality, but they are also a very comfortable, fun ride, too. Their popularity has become so big, that you can easily find clubs that concentrate on the lifestyle of having a chopper bike.

Where did lowrider bikes come from? They were first seen in the 1960’s in California. They were not a mass-produced bike that was being made by the large companies, but they were made by teenagers who were trying to copy the customized motorcycle of the time by combining components from several different bikes. This was to show their individuality. One bicycle manufacturer noticed this new style, however, and began to make their own version of the chopper lowrider bike. This company was Schwinn and in 1963, they introduced the Stingray model, which began the love affair that many people have with this bike.

Chopper Lowrider Bikes
Now lowrider bikes are even more popularity, due to the increased interest in all things retro. Many people love them simply because they bring back memories of happier and simpler times for them. One of the companies who first made lowrider bikes, Raleigh, has updated the chopper lowrider bike for today and they are very popular. Some chopper enthusiasts are choosing to build their own lowriders and customize them to make them into the bike of their dreams. You can find lowrider bikes with all types of customization, including intricate paint jobs, ornaments, and even upholstery, which has made some of these choppers into an art statement.

If you are new to the chopper lowrider world, you will find that there is a great variety of different bikes available for you to purchase in all different price ranges and styles. You can choose an “off the rack” style that you can customize yourself or you can choose to have one built for you from the ground up to your specifications. A custom built chopper bike may be more expensive, but it will fit your body and will express your personality perfectly, which may be worth the extra money for you. Have fun riding!

Andrew Caxton is the author and editor of many custom bicycles articles and newsletters published at http://www.bikecyclingreviews.com. Find more publications about lowrider bikes at his website.

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Written by qtechmaria

December 24, 2009 at 8:50 am

Posted in chopper

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  1. give credit where credit is due – Lowriding began as a Cultural element of Chicano/Mexican-Americans, part of the Street Culture of the Barrio where Mexican Immigrants maintained a Firme Urban Culture. Lowrider Bikes are a unique product of this Culture and are a cross between the Harley and the Cruiser Bike.

    John Paul

    December 26, 2009 at 8:14 am


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