-★- Ground Zero -★-

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #6 FINISHED BIKES' started by NLCTVWguy, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. NLCTVWguy

    NLCTVWguy Rollin' on 20's Moderator Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,421
    Location:
    New London, CT
    Finally I can call Ground Zero a finished bike. I don't think it will ever truly be done, as I'm sure I will tweak things here and there for a different look or function. For now I'm going to enjoy it as a complete rideable bike, and have myself a cold one! 8)

    I'd like to say, there is so much talent, creativity, and monster-garage engineering around this website, that I feel like a kid in a candy store. So much to look at, learn from, be in awe of. I've really enjoyed this build, not just my own creation but watching everyone else's come together as well. It felt like everyone pulled out all the stops for this one, and everyone new and old created some outstanding bikes.

    Hope you enjoy mine as much as I've enjoyed the others! 8)

    Presenting Ground Zero!

    [​IMG]

    Lets not forget where we started:

    [​IMG]

    Builder: Robert Bareiss, "NLCTVWguy"
    Location: New London, Connecticut

    [​IMG]

    Specs: Mid-60's "Norwood" badged Ross-built frame and tank.
    OCC Stingray triple-tree forks with 1" steer tube welded in (Thank you Kevin!)
    Ross teardrop sprocket.
    Giant/Kenda 24x3.0 tires.
    24" ATB steel rims, custom laced rear (Thank you Coop!)
    1967 Sturmey TCW coaster-3 rear hub
    New "Black Ops" orange BMX pedals.
    Bars: TIG welded Wheelchair push bars, extended 3" (Thank you Norm!)
    Grips: Hunt Wilde
    Bar clamps: machined aluminum upper blocks (Thank you Charlie!)
    Rack: Mahogany refinished, stainless clamps, RRB decal, BIKER plate
    Rear reflector: Raleigh
    Valve caps: Black dice
    Frame paint: Rustoleum Industrial Enamel Black
    Rims, Forks, Detail paint: Krylon Allis-Chalmers Orange
    Seat: Custom recovered with black and orange cloth material
    Toolbox/Keg tank: Lite Beer promo item
    Seat Post: Cut off 1940's stem
    Generator and lights: 1968 Union, wired to run 2 headlights.
    Tank: Original, with Custom lettering and pinstripe detail (Gracias Margarita!)
    Shifter: Sturmey Archer with custom lever and "3" billiard ball knob

    90 days and hundreds of hours of work later, and look what you get:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And now a word from our lovely spokesmodel, Maria:

    [​IMG]

    "I love this bike!! But I'm glad he's done building it!"

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Now all the talking's done, lets go for a ride!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Best of luck to all entries in R R B B 0 6 ! :eek:

    --Rob
  2. kingfish254

    kingfish254 If it ain't FUN, it ain't worth it! Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    61   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    17,797
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Wicked bike. It would be cool to take BEER RUN and Scooby Snack on a ride with Ground Zero.
    I am digging your style!
    Plus, I want that keg!
  3. herr_rudolf

    herr_rudolf

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,820
    Location:
    Eindhoven, Holland.
    Pretty awesome!
    The bike turned out really nice and ...I'm a succer for orange paint...
    Cheers!
  4. tin machine

    tin machine

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,645
    hey guys , great bike ,you did an awesome job !!! great pictures , looks like your having fun , and wow ...I think thats the most important thing ....feeling allright now :wink:
  5. jerrykr

    jerrykr

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,217
    Location:
    DFW Area Texas
    Fantastic!
  6. Jake Sensi

    Jake Sensi

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,075
    Location:
    Philly
    GREAT BIKE !! I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING! LOVE IT ALL. PEACE
  7. 2dawgs

    2dawgs

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    589
    My love for Orange Crush has been replaced by Ground Zero.
  8. scrumblero

    scrumblero

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,389
    Location:
    S.F. bay area
    that front end just sweet with the wedge thing goin on!! love the dual lights! great job!!
  9. slowerisbetter

    slowerisbetter

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    Two things I love on this bike: That line from the forks through bars is just slick looking and the seat "bag"... so cool!
  10. tvc15

    tvc15 Pro Member

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    594
    Location:
    Portland
    Wow, that build came out awesome!
  11. jaysmo

    jaysmo

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,003
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    nice...i love the shifter...
  12. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

    Rating - 100%
    7   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    8,567
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Great job Rob :D
  13. NLCTVWguy

    NLCTVWguy Rollin' on 20's Moderator Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,421
    Location:
    New London, CT
    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments and support through the build.

    I'm proud to be a part of this Buildoff and this website. The best thing about it is the folks you meet on here! :lol:

    --Rob
  14. NLCTVWguy

    NLCTVWguy Rollin' on 20's Moderator Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,421
    Location:
    New London, CT
    So tonight, we go out to a car show, and what's there? The hot rod that inspired my color choices when I first saw it over 2 years ago.

    1923 T-Bucket with black paint, "scuffed" orange highlights, orange details on engine, orange and black seat cover, orange finned brake drums, and more orange accessories. I got to talk to Earl and he's a cool guy, invited me and my wife to other shows for the local club. I gotta get one of their plates... "Rod Benders- New London CT". 8)

    [​IMG]


    Take care and can't wait for the voting!

    --Rob
  15. Jake Sensi

    Jake Sensi

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,075
    Location:
    Philly
    TAKE THAT AS A SIGN!! YOU DID A GREAT JOB AND WAS REWARDED BY SEEING YOUR INSPIRATION. HOW MANY VOTES DO WE GET!?! :mrgreen: PEACE
  16. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

    Rating - 100%
    7   0   0

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    8,567
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Rob, I just wanted to let you know that this is my new background :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It's just COOL 8) I really like the look of this, hope to see it in person someday :wink:
  17. NLCTVWguy

    NLCTVWguy Rollin' on 20's Moderator Pro Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,421
    Location:
    New London, CT

    I hope so too! It would look great next to the Young American... It will be on display at the Custom Bike Show tomorrow in New London.

    Come on down!

    --Rob
  18. JoeyMac

    JoeyMac

    0   0   0

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,513
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Nice Job Rob! Sorry I never got to see it in person!

Share This Page