Cost Of Build?

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From the page you linked to:
"You can modify any size or shape of car wheel to create a truly radical chopper of your own design.
Every part on the Vigilante chopper is made from either square steel tubing or standard bicycle components, so you can carve out your own ultra stylish DIY chopper using materials you have on hand or acquire."

..So it will depened on where in your area you can get..
- 1x unwanted and over-used car tyre -car junk yard, online, possibly free.
-1x old used parts bicycle - online, 2nd hand shop, friend, possibly free.
-some steel tubing.. ~5m?? -Hardware store, junk pile - check hardware price.
-time.
-welding consumables- rods/wires/gas.
- a few grinder cutting discs.
 
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It's a question that's been asked before regarding other models. You can spend as much or as little as you choose to and depending on how good a scrounger you are. I appreciate that's a frustrating answer but it's true. I doubt any two similar machines built by folk here had similar cost lists. There really is no fixed answer. Freecycle.org is a good place to beg for donor bikes.
 
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SirJoey

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My cozy little nook in the corner!
I ended up with around $800 in my Kyoto Cruiser, and that was back in 2008! But I went all-out
on it,
buying 2 brand new bikes for donors, in order to have mostly new (and matching)
parts for both sides. I also added a canopy top, & nearly every accessory you can think of,
so yeah, it depends on how you source your donor parts, & how many "extras" you wanna add. :)


FWIW, it ended up being my most expensive build ever! Although that may sound like a lot of money
for a home-built, consider the fact that at that time, a similar factory built was around $3,500!!! :eek:
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Thanks for all of the responses! It’s really helpful and nice to see a super active community. I’ll keep you all updated if I pursue the build. Thanks all.
 
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