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C.H.U.N.K 666: Punk-ass Bikers Have More Fun — Carectomy - Removing Cars from People

C.H.U.N.K 666: Punk-ass Bikers Have More Fun

by Joshua Liberles on January 16, 2008

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C.H.U.N.K. 666 is a bicoastal group, with chapters in Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR, dedicated to designing, building, and riding crazy bikes; drinking beers; acting like complete punk-asses; and having the best time they possibly can. All the time.

The group’s rigs are cobbled together from other people’s discarded frames and components, presumably junk yard specials. Just add an acetylene torch and some elbow grease.

Among other thngs, they weld and build not-at-all-practical errand bikes:
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They joust and harness:
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There is no “typical” C.H.U.N.K. bike design, but they tend towards the chopper, trike, and tall bike styles. And, of course, these guys are explicitly anti-car and, to quote their zine, “Preparing for the Carmageddon.”
 
From C.H.U.N.K. 666’s Mission Statement, such as it is:

After the apocalypse, everything will change, including the laws of physics as we know them. We, due to our experience in riding chopper bicycles, tallbikes, and the like, will finally find ourselves at the top of the food chain, and it is we who will lead humanity out of the rubble and into the pleasure gardens. It is the promise of the gift of Prometheus. In the meantime, the world is fucked. Are we delaying Armageddon, or hastening it? We don’t know for sure, but we do know that we are enjoying ourselves while making Portland a better place for the children.

 
Below is a video of the Portland crew welcoming the New Year with a bang. Note that the pilot has donned his protective ear coverings – good to know he took every possible precaution while navigating his bicycle-turned-fireball as it launched bazillions of fireworks into the night.

 
Also well worth a look is The Chunk Movie (it works better if you download the file to your computer, then open it outside of their website). Though it doesn’t have much to do with Carectomy’s typical themes, any video with degraded black and white footage; crazy handmade choppers and frankenbikes; driving, repetitive METAL; wicked-fake bike crashes and carnage; and hot, bleeding chicks deserves an audience.
 
Warning for those attempting to follow Chunk’s lead in bicycle construction: “Even if a vehicle of the type outlined in these pages does not break (and they all do, eventually), it will still produce extreme adverse effects in its rider, including but not limited to "chopper crotch", the bends, scrapie, and devolution. You have been warned.”
 
Photos via flickr by megulon5

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