Lowrider bicycles, inspired by lowrider cars, can be super-fun to ride. Their highly customized styles are sure to turn many heads around. With a top-notch self-customized lowrider bicycle, you’ll be ruling the street with your fellows and showing off your individual creativity!
Making your own lowrider bicycle can be both fun and challenging. It’s great because it gives you the freedom to add a personal touch to your vehicle.
Today, we’re going to show you how to make a lowrider bicycle so that you can get to the street riding a phenomenal and stylish two-wheeler!
Things You Will Need to Get Started
Before we get down to business, make sure you’ve got the following things at the ready. They’ll be required to complete the entire procedure.
- A frame, complete with a matching fork, steering wheel, chain wheel, chain, chainguard, and crank
- Springer fork head
- Front fender along with a front fender bracket
- Seat and seat post
- Reflectors along with a reflector brace
- Allen wrenches
- Sissy bar clamp wrench
- Spoke wrench
- 13/15 wrench
Step-By-Step Guide on Making Lowrider Bicycle
With this step by step guide, you’ll be able to build your own stylish bicycle in no time! Let’s get started without any further ado.
Building the Front Part
We will start by building the front section before continuing to the rear-end.
First, place the frame nicely on a bike stand. Then grab the forks and rotate them to make them face upwards.
Go ahead and detach the fork bars. Now, pick the springer forkhead up and attach it to the stem.
Remember the fork bars that you’ve removed? They need to be reattached now, this time on the springer forkhead. So, do that gently. Make sure they are tightened enough. Before moving on, tighten the top nut as well.
Carefully assemble the front fender on the front wheel with the bracket layering. You will have to bend the front bracket in order to attach it firmly to the fender. While you’re at it, you can attach the front reflector and the matching brace.
Pick up the stem and insert it into the steerer tube. Then you are to slide the handlebar smoothly through the stem. Remember to tighten it up before moving on. Finish by slipping on the grips. Now, you’ve got a full-fledged steering system!
Building The Rear-End
Now that we’re done with the front-end, we can focus on the rear part of the bicycle. We’re going to start with the seat post.
Grab the seat post and insert it inside the frame. Then install the seat properly on top of it.
You’re going to work with the sissy bar now, which is one of the most prominent features of a lowrider bicycle. Pick the sissy bar up, then slip it through the clamps on the back. Again, make sure to tighten it up.
You will have to attach the sissy bar end caps afterward. Don’t forget to install the sissy bar reflector as well.
All bicycles need pedals to get them moving, right? So, you’re going to have to install them too.
First, you will have to determine which one is the right pedal and which one is the left pedal. You can do that just by reading the markings on the pedals. “L” represents left, and “R” represents right, which is pretty much self-explanatory.
Now, attach the pedals to the correct sides and tighten them up.
That’s it; your very own lowrider bicycle is ready for the streets! However, you might want to do a little bit of customization before taking it out for action.
Your bike is going to look boring without any paint job. Painting is super-easy too. You should do the painting before assembling the bike. That’s because assembled bikes are harder to paint. You’d have much more space to paint over when it’s unassembled.
For painting, all you have to do is grab a spray can with your preferred color and get spraying! Let the paint dry before you reassemble your precious two-wheeler.
You can read our article about bicycle painting cost.
You should remember that lowrider bicycles don’t come with the conventional braking system. Then again, they are not your average bicycles. So, you’re going to have to be a little more careful when you’re riding them. However, most of them allow you to stop by backpedaling.
Now that you know how to make a lowrider bicycle, there is nothing to stop you from riding your dream bike. So, go ahead and build yours. We hope that you have a lot of fun roaming the street on your sweet bicycle!