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  1. Jake Sensi

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    Re: The Clown is Back - MO FATTA MO BETTA

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    THE CLOWN IS BACK! (after almost 35 hours of continuous travel to get back to my home!)

    Sorry guys, but I have way too much catching up to do (in the real world and the rat world) to hunt and gather.

    I don't know if I am going to be able to get out to my stash and lay my frames and ideas out in the yard until this weekend. I see that my R&D team (all of the RRBBO7 entries) have been hard at work the past 15 days coming up with ideas for me to "improve" upon. :oops: :p
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    Re: The Clown is Back - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    Things may change after I lay my frames and parts out, but here is the idea that is roaring in my head right now.

    Spaceliner frame
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    Old Beehive springer (I don't think I can flip that springer fork without the beehive hitting the head tube)
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    I plan to run some of the 24x3 creme Thick Bricks in the back . Up front, it will either be another Creme Thick Brick or a Creme Fat Frank (26") (The color and tread match are pretty good).
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    I have the 24" chrome wheelset that I used on BEER RUN, and I have this SA 5 Speed hub that I bought here. I plan to lace this up to the rim.
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    I think I can incorporate the SA shifter into this twin tube shifter (which I want to mount on one of the lower sets of twin tubes and of course change the shifter arm/knob).
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    Re: The Clown is Back - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    Based on other people that have put fat tires on Spaceliners, I am pretty sure I will either have to widen the rear or extend the drops. To me, it ain't a Spaceliner without those pointy drops, so I started looking around my Fresh Finds to see if I had any Murrays, I could sacrifice and I remembered the early 60s ladies Meteor Flite that I found.

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    It has the pointy drops and I figure I can cut the bottom chainstay a few inches forward, flatten it, drill it, and bolt it onto the Spaceliner frame. Also check out the twin tubes that start a couple of inches above the drops and become the twin tops for the ladies frame.
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    I love the flow of all of the twin tubes of Spaceliners, so why not have even more twin tubes???

    The Chrome on the Spaceliner is in good shape, so I don't want to weld on it. I will find someway of bolting and blending the Meteor Flite chainstays to the Spaceliner chainstays.

    I will cut the Metor Flite twin tops out and I know they would be too short to make it all the way to the Spaceliner headtube, so I am thinking I will either leave them floating or maybe give them a sweeping downward curve and attach them to the downtube like other canti's. I may end up mounting the twintuve shifer on this set of tubes.

    I woutd end up painting the Meter Flite pieces an accent color.

    Can you guys picture this? I know that it is all in my head right now, but I had to put it down to work it out.
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    MeteorLiner???? - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    I have a few wraparound tanks, so I could incorporate one of those to continue the flow of the lower twin tubes. The top twins compliment the downtube and this would add a mirror compliment to the second set of Spaceliner twin tops.

    Maybe something roughly like this. The MeteorLiner.

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    MeteorLiner???? - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    Wraparound tank won't work with the Beehive springer, but one of the half-wrap tanks might. I will work something out. It's all in my head at this point anyway.
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    Re: MeteorLiner??? - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    I always thought that metalic green would be a good accent to the Spaceliner chrome. I may end up using the fat fenders from this Emory (or it's female twin).
    I have some cool plans for my fenders that I dreamed up in the nose of a 747 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei.

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    Re: MeteorLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/15 Initial thoughts Pg 4

    Glad ya made it back safe B! I know y'all had a blast.Great plans but don't give it all away! Catch up then catch up and ... GTB!!
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    Re: MeteorLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/15 Initial thoughts Pg 4

    I made my last international trip in 2010, to the Philippines, seems like yesterday and I can't wait to get back.

    You have one of the first Emorys there, handmade with Ashtabula forks, probably made in 76 or 77. All the others I've seen have chrome fenders.
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    The Phillipines is on our shortlist for a future trip.

    Thanks for the Emory info. I'll build it out someday as well.
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    Re: MeteorLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/15 Initial thoughts Pg 4

    You know me Jake, I can't give it all away, because even I don't know what I will end up doing until I do it (or find it)!!!!! :p 8) Remember the big twist on BEER RUN last year when I found another skateboard, a car steering wheel, and a chandelier tube at a yard sale?
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    Re: MeteorLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/15 Initial thoughts Pg 4

    Great frame. Looking forward to seeing the direction you take.
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    Re: MeteorLiner???? - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    do the wrap around an sell me the beehive now that's problem solving
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    That's what I like about RRB. People helping people.
    I'll send the invoice in the mail so keep an eye out for it.
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    Re: MeteorLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/15 Initial thoughts Pg 4

    C.O.D is fine also jus keepin it real
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    LOL, I am just glad that Peatbog and I aren't the only clowns in this circus. :p
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    Re: MeteorLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/15 Initial thoughts Pg 4

    hey man looking good !!!!!!!, if you decide oo part withthose emorys let me know peace. welcome back !!!
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    Re: The Clown is Back - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    I just depends on how fat you wanna go. I put 2.3" Kenda Kiniptions on my wifes' flightliner without interference. They were 24" wheels, but you've already mentioned that's what you're running in back.

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    Re: MeteorLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/15 Initial thoughts Pg 4

    Thanks TIn, I will definitely look you up if I decide to relase them into the wild.
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    Re: MeteorLiner???? - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    Thanks Peat. I think the world has to evolve a little more before they would be ready for Jake and Brian mega build. If we did one now, it would just blow everyone's mind's like a hippie at Woodstock!

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