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American Chopper------?

I caught this show a month or more back and i must say i am quite addicted to it!

Last night they let a 14 year old design a bike and it was sweet ass!

I like the chemistry the show has.

Anyone else watch this too?

I really liked that jet bike and the black widow. The rims were incredible.!. Chrome/colored red!!!! new to me but i liked it!

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i watch that show everytime it's on
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Yes...I watch it every Monday. It was amazing the 14 year old came up with that concept. Plus being on the cover of a bike magazine at 14. I have yet to see the conclusion of the fire bike he was building. It looked like it was going to be sweet as hell.

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Yeah they stopped the Fire bike for the Nascar bike i believe but those rims for the fire bike were FRIGGIN awesome!


I was curious as far as them letting him ride that chopper at 14. Is that legal in NY?

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Yeah they stopped the Fire bike for the Nascar bike i believe but those rims for the fire bike were FRIGGIN awesome!


I was curious as far as them letting him ride that chopper at 14. Is that legal in NY?
No clue...unless he had a learner's permit in which he could since he was riding with someone over 21 with a license....he is actually 15. Did you see the dirt bike he commutes on?? I guess its legal for him to ride.

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Ahhhh yes, The Cody Project bike..... That is an awsome episode. The only bad part about it is, in a later episode, the Cody Project bike falls off a lift and gets pretty banged up. Scratched and dented. Sucks but that is a cool episode.
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American Chopper is 100% addictive... Incredible what they come up with...
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Ahhhh yes, The Cody Project bike..... That is an awsome episode. The only bad part about it is, in a later episode, the Cody Project bike falls off a lift and gets pretty banged up. Scratched and dented. Sucks but that is a cool episode.
Okay i thought monday night was the first night of showing. Do you have a tape set bought? whats the deal? Oh yeah if you do don't blow it for the rest of us unless you fess up a copy!

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if you had the money and desire to buy one of those would you buy an Orange County Chopper's bike or a Jessey James (West Coast Choppers) bike?
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Love that show but it makes me sick that idiots like that get lucky and make money. But that's just my opinion

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tuff decision on either Jesse James or Orange County... ultimately... I think I'd go w/ Orange County Choppers... Jr's imagination is unreal and he come's up w/ some innovative designs....
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if you had the money and desire to buy one of those would you buy an Orange County Chopper's bike or a Jessey James (West Coast Choppers) bike?
Defenatly Jessey James, his bikes are truly built from scratch. From the frame to the fenders to the tank. Orange County just customizes to an extreme level. But I think the Orange county guys are cooler. Jessey James seems like a total ass.
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Okay i thought monday night was the first night of showing. Do you have a tape set bought? whats the deal? Oh yeah if you do don't blow it for the rest of us unless you fess up a copy!
Sorry about that. Didnt mean to ruin anything for anyone out there. The Cody Project episode is like a month to a month and a half old. No I dont have any tapes on this.

As for my choice to a OCC custom or a WCC custom from Jesse, I would most definitely take a West Coast Choppers bike. I am not a big fan of theme bikes. I also like the styling of Jesse's bikes and especially his rims.
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I like west coast choppers but to be honest i would probably prefer an Orange County Chopper. I like the styles and well to be quite honest after watching their show i guess i really like the attitudes and panache they display. Jesse is cool and all but that mustache on Paul is extremely cool! Paulie; what a FU**ING genious on creativity! I like him to because he justs like to piss off the old man!

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yeah diid u guys see that bike specially made for shaq
he still looked too big for it.

and the james guy couldn't even reach the bars
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I think WCC bikes are more ridable. OCC bikes seem more exagerated for show purposes.

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well to be honest blue a few episodes back they showed the bikes they make for customers and they are not that bad. Sure the show tends to focus on the "SHOW/Theme" bikes but they still look pretty damn cool!

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I like the Roger Borget bikes more that these 2, but the West Coast bikes are the more appealling to me if just considering the 2. I'm totally addicted to American Cycle though! I'm waiting for people to start doing more sporty customs, you know ones that turn and stop!

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Okay i thought monday night was the first night of showing. Do you have a tape set bought? whats the deal? Oh yeah if you do don't blow it for the rest of us unless you fess up a copy!
Yea...the cody project bike fell off the lift during th Nascar bike build episodes. Whick aired like 3-4 weeks ago? The shows are not in sequential order...they showed the jet bike episode last week when in reality that bike was built several months prior to the black widow bike and Nascar bike.

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Oh man if you are going to bring up Bourgette customs lets not forget Choppers Inc with Billy Lane. He's got some cool customs also. He is out of Florida.

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Yea...the cody project bike fell off the lift during th Nascar bike build episodes. Whick aired like 3-4 weeks ago? The shows are not in sequential order...they showed the jet bike episode last week when in reality that bike was built several months prior to the black widow bike and Nascar bike.
Oh! I did not know that. I just assumed they were in order just due to the fact while hey were bulding the widow bike it carried over to the next week and since every mondaqy is the new episode i assumed they were in order. But now that you mention it i d oremember that green bike falling and getting dented.

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Oh! I did not know that. I just assumed they were in order just due to the fact while hey were bulding the widow bike it carried over to the next week and since every mondaqy is the new episode i assumed they were in order. But now that you mention it i d oremember that green bike falling and getting dented.
Yep along with another bike. I know accidents happen but these guys are definitely not the sharpest tools in the shed. Remember they put them on tv for their personalities for the ratings. The network knows that conflict between these guys brings ratings. Someday I hope to build my own.

Pauly has a creative personality but I haven't seen him really do anything but put together aftermarket products. A couple of accents here and there but nothing spectactular. A guy like Billy Lane or Jesse james...they are master fabricaters. OCC seems to broker out there projects for the most part and just do the assembly.

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yeah, i think everytime i'm with jay and we're watching TV he's watching the american choppers or monster garage....
they repeat shows A LOT, but it's definitely interesting... so i dont mind... i love all the shiny chrome
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Oh man if you are going to bring up Bourgette customs lets not forget Choppers Inc with Billy Lane. He's got some cool customs also. He is out of Florida.

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You saw the Bike build off right? I respect his old style techniques but if I'm riding it it better turn and stop. The Borget bikes look like they handle.

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You saw the Bike build off right? I respect his old style techniques but if I'm riding it it better turn and stop. The Borget bikes look like they handle.

For the style and purpose I could deal with it. I do like the Borget bikes too though. I don't think performance turning and stopping would be my main objective if I was in the market for one though.

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I'm waiting for people to start doing more sporty customs, you know ones that turn and stop!
Jesse James is planning to put a bike into production and I'm betting his R1s and Busas will influence it.

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Did anybody else catch Cody say "I hope it doesn't fall over" in that episode?
As for me, I think I would take a west coast choppers over these two nimrods anyday. Has anyone seen them weld anything substantial? Like a frame? All they do is bolt together stuff from a custom chrome and jp cycles catalogs and add some bells and whistles.

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I would have to go with Jesse he does everything from the ground up, all from scratch. Orange county's are nice but they don't do every thing from the ground up. And they charge more. And if I went there to get my bike I would probably punch Paul Jrs. old man right in the chops because he's a prick. If it wasn't for his son's idea's that place would be nothing.
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If it wasn't for his son's idea's that place would be nothing.

See what tv can do to ya.?? that's not true at all. The regular bikes they do for customers allows Paul Jr to build those theme bikes. If you notice they don't always sell them The other customs are the bread and butter of that biz. Theme bikes are an added bonus.

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