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SPBWSean's Slinger 6

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Sean of Smut Peddler Bike Works has sent in his Slinger 6 Custom Chopper. Wicked!

Sean has been a member of Vancruisers.ca for just over a month now and has made some major contributions to the site including photos of his current work in progress, a tech article and a few photos of his creations. Keep up the good work!

It helps that Sean has access to a shop and isn't exactly your average bike builder... You can check him out here at Smut Peddler Bike Works in Nanaimo. That lets him turn out creations like his Slinger 6 pictured here.

Sean started with a 16" girls frame - not exactly prime cruiser material. He chopped, welded and bent to make this custom beauty a true chopper. Look close - there's not a lot of off-the-shelf on this bike. The cool factor of a completely custom bike is off the scale, especially when you can say you did it yourself.


The frame has been stretched using conduit - it is now over 6 feet long! Once he had finished his welding and body work he coated her in a wicked metallic colour changing paint job, left. Wicked cool. Getting paint that nice isn't an easy trick especially on a home-built bike.


There's also one other special feature on this bike, what Sean calls "Nitrous" - a CO2 booster system he says is exclusive to Smut Peddler Bike Works. Take a look at the tank and tubing along the bottom of the frame!

Sean says:
Well without giving too much away lol(I do compete in "Altered & Unlimited" Bicycle Drag races) basically CO2 is fed into the BB via a 12-20oz bottle and some pipe. The bottle has a regulator at the neck with an elecrtic trigger (sprinkler valves are a good source) that lets you blast at 250 psi into the BB. Inside the BB the spindle/axle has a small air motor fanblades welded on. The CO2 is fed in at an angle hitting the sweet spot on the blades facilitating the cranks rotation/peddling. There is also a bleeder valve on the bottom of the BB....important cuz without you would have a bomb or grease and bearings blowing out the sides of your BB.

As Sean has wisely pointed out playing with pressurized gas of any sort is dangerous - make sure you know what you're doing before you start running tubing all over the place (this goes double for all you flame throwers out there!)... Definitely don't want to see anyone's bike actually EXPLODING!

Sean has a pretty good chunk of stuff popping up in his home folder and his blog, be sure to check it out. You'll find pictures of his latest projects and some pics of other bikes not included here.


Sean has a pretty good chunk of stuff popping up in his home folder and his blog, be sure to check it out. You'll find pictures of his latest projects and some pics of other bikes not included here.

SPBWSean
Smut Peddler Bike Works
http://smutpeddlerbikeworks.any.to/
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