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••••\Ya·Ku·Za/•••• " lotsO clear update pics "

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 BIKES' started by imagearchy, May 8, 2012.

  1. imagearchy

    imagearchy

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    Hello Every One! I have decided to Join the Rat(rod)Race once again this year. I enjoyed meeting so many like minded builders last year and the pressure of the competition! It's good to see so many builders returning this year! I can't wait to see what becomes from everyone!! After finishing 5th With My ((Aluminaty)) build Last year I realized i learned many things from all of you. So this build my goal is to make a bike that everyone wants from the parts that those same people gave/sold me because they thought they were past there prime(SuCkEd).

    I have a hard time remembering who built what in the past so I figured I would give everyone a refresher who i am and those Newbs an introduction too.

    Here is My last years Build and My forever Bike. My 1956 Goodyear highway Patrol!

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    so i hope i haven't wasted too much of your time,
    So here is my build Proposition!

    ya·ku·za

       [yah-koo-zah] Show IPA
    noun, plural ya·ku·za.
    1. any of various tightly knit Japanese criminal organizations having a ritualistic, strict code of honor.
    2. such organizations collectively.
    3. a member of such an organization; gangster.

    I am using influences from many Japanese Bike/Motorcycle builders and once again i will be working in aluminum this year!

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    I have collected these parts over the winter for this RRBBO7
    its a KoNa -stinky- downhill frame with 2 cracks in the levers and a real nice rattle can paint job done by the a couple of guys at the Pro's Closet in Boulder. they painted it in Denver Nuggets Colors and used it as wall art. then i have a favorite of mine, the girvin fork! then some random goodies that i will be using .
     
  2. ossum

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    Re: ...\Ya·Ku·Za/...

    I'm gonna be following this one! I loved what you did with the Aluminati.

    I am a mountain biker at heart, so I am excited to see what you are going to be doing with those pieces.
     
  3. Jake Sensi

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    Cue that "Welcome to the jungle" and glad to see ya back now...GTB!! Peace
     
  4. tin machine

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    welcome again , your bike from last year was awesome great job !!! love the goodyear bike sweet vintage !! but over the years i have posted many bikes on this forum and the bikes that i have gotten the least response to were mountain bikes , good luck with a mtb frame in ratrodbikes build #7 :wink:
     
  5. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Re: ...\Ya·Ku·Za/...

    Pretty bike last year, do it again!
     
  6. imagearchy

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    Thanks for the kind words! Lets build!
     
  7. EastOfEastLos

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    #FollowingThisBuild

    Alluminati is an awesome bike in a few ways. It was one of my votes last year. Sure you'll be a heavy hitter again.
     
  8. imagearchy

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    Thanks! It's the vision that makes a differance! I wouldn't care if i had a folding clown bike. It's all in the vision!!!.
     
  9. Gold Street Customs

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    Thinking outside the box, this will be cool!!!
     
  10. Circa Cycles

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    I'm sure I'll be blown away again this year!
     
  11. Xcruiser

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •

    no doubt Alluminaty was a fabulous build,trust me I have been inspired by it from the first time I saw it!
     
  12. imagearchy

    imagearchy

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • • FiRsT mOcK-uP •

    First mock-up. but i am sure things will shift around a bit for the stance and fork configuration. i think my biggest goal is to file all of the corners/edges to a similar radius to make it look closer to an actual manufactured bobber and strip that nasty paint..

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  13. Circa Cycles

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    Yeah,Man 8) 8)
     
  14. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Oh Yeah!

    Glad to see you in it!

    Loved your bike last year :!: :!: :!:

    This years bike is looking serious already :mrgreen:
     
  15. crump582

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •FiRsT mOcK-up•

    Looks mean... I like it!
     
  16. Jake Sensi

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •FiRsT mOcK-up•

    Ooooo!! Now that's lovely! Even with those colors it's cool. GTB Peace
     
  17. imagearchy

    imagearchy

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •FiRsT mOcK-up•

    Maybe headlight? Dont know if i am liking it to much? I just had it sitting around.
    And i am testing my pic upload on my iphone so i dont have to post from my computer
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    And it is a Xmas miracle! Kind of a pain but it works! Awsome no more PC! Later Bill Gates!
     
  18. dash

    dash

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •FiRsT mOcK-up•

    that is rad!
     
  19. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •headlight?•

    Where'd you get that bolt on handlebar crossmember?
     
  20. bpellham

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    Re: • • •••••\Ya·Ku·Za/••••• • •headlight?•

    diggin the vibe!
     

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