I've been watching too much American Chopper.\n\nThis thing started out as my room mate's old Schwinn. It turned out pretty good for a first time, low budget bike build. There are a couple little design shortcommings but all in all it's a fun bike.\n\nhttp:\/\/public.fotki.com\/LoFrontier\/chopper_bike\/\n\n\n\nI haven't gotten pics up yet with the chain on it. The suicide shifter actuates the front deraileur to give the bike 3 speeds. The rear deraileur is just for keeping tension in the chain.