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01101001
2005-Sep-30, 10:47 PM
Here it comes! The boys from Discovery Channel's American Chopper take on the task of building a custom-motorcycle in tribute of the Space Shuttle.

The first of two episodes, "Space Shuttle Tribute Bike I," premieres October 3. Schedule (http://dsc.discovery.com/tvlistings/series.jsp?series=24757&gid=10969&channel=DSC)

A video clip promo is currently available at Discovery Channel promos (http://dsc.discovery.com/promos/promos.html). If it doesn't play first, click the space-shuttle thumbnail.

The Teutuls visit Johnson Space Center for research! The Teutuls visit Kennedy Space Center and catch a launch! Mikey builds a plastic shuttle replica!

publiusr
2005-Oct-05, 05:54 PM
I don't like that design. It looks too much like a toy. They needed to evoke the shuttle--not imitate it. I would have had an ET shaped fuel tank, and forks/exhausts that were segmented like the SRBs, with the handlebars looking like escape towers to either side. This design wouldn't have looked quite so goofy.