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  1. Uncle Stretch

    Something a little racey, finished pictures added

    Ah the old build a bicycle trick. Looks good. Probably fast too.
  2. Uncle Stretch

    STRETCH CRUISER ADVICE NEEDED!!!

    Like I always said its not that difficult to build the frame of your dreams. If I could do one in three days, anybody should be able to build one in a week or so.
  3. Uncle Stretch

    STRETCH CRUISER ADVICE NEEDED!!!

    Oh yeah it takes 4 1/2'' plus to run the 100mm rear tires
  4. Uncle Stretch

    Best Place to Buy Tubing?

    When I was building frames, I bought from a steel company in Houston. They would sell you a 21' piece of 1 1/2'' od for about $15 and cut it in half for free. If you practice you could get two frames out of 21'. I used 16 gauge unless I was eating my wheties and would use 12ga. It makes for a...
  5. Uncle Stretch

    STRETCH CRUISER ADVICE NEEDED!!!

    Maybe a little help. I use to use 21" from the seat post clamp to the back of the BB. Then at least 10" from the front of the BB to the back of the front tire. 30 degrees on the rake. If your 5'9'' and use these dimensions you will have a good riding bike.
  6. Uncle Stretch

    PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION

    More fun to sit in the AC and build guns. Its almost too hot to go shoot them though.
  7. Uncle Stretch

    PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION

    Shoot Clancy , I can just barely sign on anymore. I think Steve leaves the Moderator title as an honorary thing.:grin: Hope you have been well.
  8. Uncle Stretch

    PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION

    Thanks Falstaff. I appreciate it. Truth is nothing lasts forever. Just came back for a quick hi and to irritate my nephew.:)
  9. Uncle Stretch

    PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION

    Hi I'm Paul. 67. I started because my brother bought a forward pedal bike , and I wanted one too. I figured since I could weld and build most anything, I would build my own. I built 4 junkers and finally got the hang of designing them. Once I got better, I figured I could do a how to on my...
  10. Uncle Stretch

    Just Stopped By

    Hi to everybody. I miss the fun of the post. Kota this place is nice and they do everything for you. Mow your yard. play with your plants and paint your house every 7 years. The lake is fun , with lots of fish, but you have to throw them back. Catch a bunch but basically just piss them off...
  11. Uncle Stretch

    Just Stopped By

    Yeah Kota I saw that. My problem is I lost my ACed shop when I moved and this place has zero lot lines and won't let you build a shop in the back yard. If I had an ac in my garage , I might still be doing stuff. I have half a double car garage but its about 3000 degrees in there and not...
  12. Uncle Stretch

    Just Stopped By

    Its funny we have a big lake in the middle of our neighborhood. It has a 10' wide concrete path all around it. Its a mile from start to finish. I kept 5 of the builds I couldn't part with, and when we ride the lake all the people say man you sure have big tires on your bikes. They always ask...
  13. Uncle Stretch

    Just Stopped By

    Hey everybody. Just wanted to say hi to all the old members that might still remember me. I'm alive and doing well. The bad part is just clicking over 67 my desire to jump out in the garage and whip up a bike frame has gone. I had fun and sometimes when I'm really bored I look through all my old...
  14. Uncle Stretch

    Uncle stretch twin bar

    They all do hang nice together though. LOL!
  15. Uncle Stretch

    Uncle stretch twin bar

    There isn't a lot of difference in a really nice ride, between it and the colson looptail. I would really have a hard time picking a favorite out of them.
  16. Uncle Stretch

    Uncle stretch twin bar

    Gee boy you have more of my builds than I do. I know you will do it justice.
  17. Uncle Stretch

    1957 Schwinn and a 1946 Schwinn

    Looking good. I have spread a few too ,right after I cut all that back part off.:happy:
  18. Uncle Stretch

    FAT TIRE BIKES

    Two that I built and kept.
  19. Uncle Stretch

    Tubing wall thickness

    I'm with 808. A lot has to do with your welding skills. If you can tig then 18 ga would probably do fine. If you burn through a bunch while your welding then 16ga will be your friend.