Freakbikes, choppers, funnybikes, clownbikes, kustoms, tallbikes, swingbikes, lead sleds, chunkbikes, trashbikes, mutant bikes, tallbike jousting, cargo bikes, tallchoppers, and frankenbikes. This is a record of human-powered creativity in Chicago.
Ah, the chicken chopper, the flagship of the Rat Patrol fleet. Forged alongside the Patrol itself. Apparently, when the chicken-feather paint job was being applied via the illegal use of spraypaint within the city limits, a passing cop complimented the craftsmanship.
Folks have been telling me there's a tallbike up on the north side, up around Wilson. I saw this bike while out hunting for it. I include it here because who am I to judge what is a freakbike? This little beauty has obviously been cobbled together from at least four other bikes. I only wish I knew what the wire hanger was for.