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01-03-2013 11:50 AM
oldbogie
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Originally Posted by malc View Post
Didīnt early choppers "jacknife", front wheel over turning ?
So what happened to make them safe(r) ?
Yes, this was before a way was found to return the trail distance and positive/negative direction to something that was managable. The early bikes simply angled the steering head and used long forks. This resulted in big and often uncontrollable steering problems by upsetting the distance and direcction between where a line drawn along the fork would enter the pavement and where a vertical line from the pavement thorugh the axle occurs. The solution was to also angle the forks by changing the pitch of the upper to lower tripple tree. Doing this kept the radical chopped and raked out look of the front end but put the true angles and distance between the theoretical point of fork rotation and the actual point of tire contact with the pavement back into the managable range of a positive 4 to 6 inches.

Bogie
01-03-2013 10:12 AM
malc Didīnt early choppers "jacknife", front wheel over turning ?
So what happened to make them safe(r) ?
01-03-2013 09:33 AM
BruceKoukalaka I agree and I was turned off of the show partly by the mentality of them also by the ***** they kept building... every one of the bikes HAD to have those ugly wide rear tires. Most of the crap they put together would probably fail even the simplest of inspections. Ralph Nader would class these things as UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED including PARKED !!
01-03-2013 06:26 AM
sunsetdart A few years back I attended a custom bike show. A couple of true builders like Dave Perewitz and Billy Lane were there. The producer of the Biker Build Off series was also there and I got to talk to him. I asked why they never had the Teutals on the biker build off...........he said........"would you want to watch them build a bike with there personalities".
The Biker build off show was a true bike building experience to watch. Those guys like Matt Hotch etc are the best when it comes to building a really nice bike.
12-27-2012 08:05 AM
malc He could be called a "wideboy".
Itīs his London accent and not being able to pronounce "th" he uses "f".

Not everyone over here talks like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.....
12-27-2012 07:15 AM
poncho62 I just turned it on now....seems its on all day today on Discovery.....

I was born in England...Why do I hate listening to English accents?.......Wish that guy would SHUT UP........
12-27-2012 01:58 AM
malc Unfortunately the guy who buys and sells the cars, Mike Brewer is not liked much by the rodding world in the UK.
They consider him not so car savvy as he likes to think he is.
He does play the hard buy/sell guy rather well though.
Iīm surprised the American ear can tune into his over enthusiastic chatter.
12-27-2012 12:22 AM
BruceKoukalaka Gotta admit sounds better than most of the S**T coming out of Sr's mouth !!!!!
12-27-2012 12:17 AM
tech69 I saw a little bit of it tonight. They revisted a red Alfa respray and sell they did and it had rust bubbles all over it. He told the guy, "you should probably get that fixed." hehehehehehe. It's a cool show though. I mean, they only sold the car for $4500. Being I'm not a mechanic I tend to tune in more on that aspect of it but dig the tricks and schemes they do to resell a car. they got a knack for it that's for sure. The mechanic guy seems super cool and is very likeable.
12-27-2012 12:04 AM
malc The Street Legal Sofa.

12-26-2012 11:46 PM
Docc And on all day today..
I enjoy the show..
12-26-2012 11:38 PM
malc
12-26-2012 05:05 PM
1971BB427 Not sure, I watch it on cable TV.
Might check Discovery's site for online viewing?
Overview - Wheeler Dealers on DiscoveryUK.com
12-26-2012 04:58 PM
BruceKoukalaka
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That's actually one of the things that makes Wheeler Dealers a good show. They actually have no drama! It sows that a car show can be interesting and not have fake drama.
It's also a good show because the mechanic Ed actually shows how to make various repairs that apply to other cars, not just those he's working on.
This might be an interesting show is it available online anywhere?
12-26-2012 03:35 PM
1971BB427 That's actually one of the things that makes Wheeler Dealers a good show. They actually have no drama! It sows that a car show can be interesting and not have fake drama.
It's also a good show because the mechanic Ed actually shows how to make various repairs that apply to other cars, not just those he's working on.
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