█ Flex★Liner⑦ █ TWINFLEX SPACELINER 7/4 Tiger Seat Repaired

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: The Clown is Back - MO FATTA MO BETTA -5/15 Initial thoughts

    Loud, Thanks for the input. Mine will be 24" wheels but the tires are 24" x 3" Thick Bricks, so a little wider than your 2.3" tires. I'll just have to mount one of these bad boys and see what kind of clearance I need. For a few differnt reasons, I am kind of diggin' my idea of blending the Meteor Flite frame into the Spaceliner, so I may just go that route regardless.

    You asked how fat do I wanna go. You know the answer to that question (just look at Fugsley). MO FATTA MO BETTA
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    Man, I can't wait until I get to building.
    I just had another idea that may make me change the name to FlexLiner.

    I still plan to use the back end from the MeteorFlite, but I will cut off the long twin tops. Depending on a lot of factors, I am thinking of attaching the MeteorFlite rear to the Spaceliner in a Huffman TwinFlex fashion. I will probably have to weld on the Spaceliner, but if this looks and functions the way I want it to, it will be worth burning a little chrome.
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    alright i see way way too many ideas. go get yourself a 12 pack and get to work already lol. love that springer i have one too that will one day go on my 41 elgin
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    How's the unpacking and jet lag? :lol:
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    Hey Kingfish, Peatbog and myself just figured out your final build name... use it or you forfeit our votes for you. :wink:
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    Jet Lag definitely describes how I am feeling, but it doesn't matchup with the build at all.

    I am really excited at building my own TwinFlex Spaceliner. Stay tuned.
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    Great to see you karfer! The reason for the delay is that I was on vacation in Southeast Asia drinking some wimpy asian beer. I just got home 2 days ago and I am ready to pop the top of some dark strong American craft brew.

    Has anyone ever tried making a TwinFlex rear end on RRB? I can't find one. I am pretty stoked about giving it a shot on my Spaceliner. Work begins this weekend.
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    Albert Einstein on Jolt Cola ... that is what crosses my mind when reading this thread. Very cool build!

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

    We probably wouldn't get any work done drinking and rocking! It would be a great build with his brain and my butterknife. So cue up CD Bands " Devil went down to Georgia" and be like Aerosmith and Dream on !! GTB!! Welcome Back Mr. Ratter! Peace
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    I think right now this build should be called Flatliner. :lol: :wink:
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    I agree with you on that. So far nothing but brain wave activity. I gots to gets my hands dirty!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Re: FlexLiner?? - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 New Name

    he aint much further ahead k254
     
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    Re: FlexLiner - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 TwinFlex Spaceliner

    While I was drawing up how to attach the MeteorFlite rear to my Spaceliner, I remembered the Huffman TwinFlex that Double Nickel was going to buy for the Build Off. That's when it hit me. Hey, I can just build my own version of a TwinFlex rear suspension.

    For those of you that haven't seen a TwinFlex, here is the one that DN was looking at:

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    I don't know the whole history of them, but they were made in 1939. The great thing is that one of the local bike shops has one of these babies on display, so I can just ride down there and put my hands and eyballs on just how the rear suspension works. This is going to be FUN!!!!!

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    Re: FlexLiner - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 TwinFlex Spaceliner

    your builds are always one off.. crazy cool . cant wait to see what you come up with ... my build off bike is in a pile of parts
    in the living room ..(not married) ... not sure I am gonna do one.. or not .. but have fun looking at all the great builds being
    posted up now... I am in the middle of a cafe racer .. and a panel bus ..
     
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    Re: FlexLiner - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/16 TwinFlex Spaceliner

    Thanks Henry, I appreciate the compliments!

    JUMP ON IN!!!!! You will regret it if you don't!!! If you think it is fun now, wait until the last month of the Build Off. Last year was my first Build Off (and my first ever build). I waited until the last 30 days to even enter. Forget everything else your in the "middle of", you really NEED to be in the "middle of" RRBBO7!!!!!!!!
     
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    Re: FlexLiner - MO FATTA MO BETTA 5/17 Actual work

    Finally did some actual work on my build. I mounted a tire!!!! Yipppeeee!
    I removed the whitewall from my 24" wheel and cleaned the rim up and then mounted one of the 24x3 Creme Thick Bricks.

    Easy enough right? Well, I am using the existing 24x2.25 tube and wasn't watching the tire bead close enough as I pumped it up. All of a sudden the tube popped out on one side. Guess I really am rusty.
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    No problem though, just let the air out and started over while periodically making sure the tire bead was seated well.
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    That's it. That's all I have for an update, but at least it finally a real update rather than an brainwave update. I don't have my Spaceliner, MeteorFlite, or Beehive at my house right now and it is a bit late to head over to my stash to pull things out and bring them home.
     
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    Re: FlexLiner MO FATTA TwinFlex Spaceliner 5/17 Actual Work

    looks like its time for the kindergarden cop reference. . . "Its not a tumor! :x " haha :lol:
     
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    Re: FlexLiner MO FATTA TwinFlex Spaceliner 5/17 Actual Work

    hey thats a great idea the first fullsuspension bike 1939 , how cool is that you get some vote if you pull thay off my man ,,,yeah baby :!: :!: 8) 8)
     
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    Re: FlexLiner MO FATTA TwinFlex Spaceliner 5/17 Actual Work

    It actually didn't make much of a noise at all.
     
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    Re: FlexLiner MO FATTA TwinFlex Spaceliner 5/17 Actual Work

    Yeah, and another thing I need to keep in mind is play in the chain. I may need to use a chain tensioner.

    Or, instead of using the IGH SA5, Maybe I could lace up a 24" rim to the hub from my 79 Spitfire 5. It has an Atom Drum Brake on it, which would be pretty cool as well.
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