Thursday, 19 February 2009
Found this bike on a late night blog jump from one comment to the next site. Whoever set up eBlogger was pretty bloody clever to think of that. I love seeing a comment that has been left, then clicking through and finding that person also has a blog.
This fella is in Sweden and his blog is called DP Race Tech. His project is called LTO - Left Turn Only. It is pretty bloody hardcore, because he wants this to be a road bike. !? etc. It has a Jawa speedway engine, so one gear, permanently engaged, I reckon. If it's a grasstrack motor, it has two gears. The frame looks so good with the little chopper tank.
Good on him. I reckon LTO might end up meaning Long Time 'Ospitalised, though. Swedes are brilliant.
'Some have asked "when will LTO hit the streets", "is the project dead", "are you a chicken" etc. so I guess it's time to show some of the progress. Right now I feel the overall look is right on the $$$, Speedway but not really, don't wan't to do it the other way around since another Swede has already done that, the handlebars feel just right and finally tyres have been decided on, the rear is a 4.0-19" Avon Safety wich looks a bit fat but I like it, front was harder, there aren't a buch of 23" tyres to choose from, I don't want Speedway rubber and not the fat new Avon 23" so I went with bicycle, YES it's a Nokian tire from a Kronan, love the look but the handling!?!?!?! we'll see. What's left is some welding on the rear frame & tank, I have to finalize the decision on the rear brake so ISR can start making it, right now I like a sprocket brake with a 6-piston caliper if it can be made as large as 72 tooth. Then it's off to powdercoat and paint.'