Custom lowrider bicycles have started their long way in the good old days of the vintage bicycles. They are all about style and creativity: the bicycle embodies the soul of the rider and every element of the design is important, everything from the handlebars to the wheels. Here are some tips to totally pimp your ride.
Keep in mind that virtually every part of the low rider bicycle can be enhanced and at the end of the day, it depends on the rider's own preferences. If you are going for an original look, then you need to use finely polished chrome and steel to create something that is truly breathtaking.
What you need to make it into the classics
- High handlebars
- Small wheels
- White wall tires
Remember, that the frame is the most important feature, so all the additional parts must look well with the rest of the bike.
Your custom low-rider signature and wheels
A signature part for custom lowrider bicycles could really set it apart from the rest.
The part does not necessarily have to be something expensive but it should appropriate by a symbol of your unique style. This is entirely up to you, and while some people use embellished fenders or bright lights, you can design your own thing.
Do not forget the wheels, which are also very important when it comes to street style. The more spokes the better; just make sure they are cleaned and polished well. Custom rims are perfect and but keep an eye on your budget. In addition, remember that the wheels should go well with the rest of the frame.
Did you know...?
Did you know that the Schwinn Sting-Ray was once the most popular bicycle for lowrider modifications?
This bicycle closely resembled the "muscle bikes" that were popular in the 1960s. If you can find a , buy it. You'll be in possession of one of the most important bicycle models in lowrider bicycle history.
The paint job: slap some colour on the beast
One of the most noticeable features of custom lowrider bicycles is their paint job. This is where you can really let your creativity come into play. Most riders go for flames, tribal art, beautiful women, or even brilliant symbols. It is a mix of design and bright colours. If you are going for a custom pain job, make sure that the design and the colours go well with the rest of the bicycle.
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