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26" 3-Bar Looptail Frames

Discussion in 'FOR SALE' started by ||TheDude||, May 5, 2016.

  1. ||TheDude||

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    Can you say more about the headset? I assumed that I can use a traditional Tioga Bear trap, am I wrong?
     
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  3. Bicycle808

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  4. ||TheDude||

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    In case anyone who purchased one of these frames from me needs a headset I went by the Planet BMX warehouse today and confirmed several of their products will fit:

    New Old Stock OG Headsets: http://www.planetbmx.com/shop/1-threaded-mini-headset.html

    Origin8 Headsets: (Nice because they come with two different Crown Race sizes and are available in Black and Silver. Sealed Bearings are a bonus also!)
    http://www.planetbmx.com/shop/1-threaded-origin8-bmx-sealed-headset-black-or-silver.html
     
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  5. PhxBuckeye

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    Does anyone have an anodized red one that will work?
     
  6. ||TheDude||

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    I know Porkchop BMX has colored mini's but I didn't see red available on their site.
     
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  9. PhxBuckeye

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    Thanks, I appreciate it.

    Mine is soaking in vinegar right now. I wanted to make sure the inside of the tubes were treated too. I still haven't decided for certain between chrome or gloss black. There's a big difference in price but I'm hoping to do the chrome. Gonna shave the chain guard tabs off.

    I'm planning to order the headset and seatpost tonight, likely tires and chainring too.
     
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  11. Shop Rats

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    My forks



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    I'm going to be running a set of NOS Akisu chrome 4130 forks.
     
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  13. PhxBuckeye

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    I have some old skool cromo forks too. I'm not sure who made them.

    BTW, 36 years of surface rust is gone from my frame. Some vinegar and steel mesh did the trick. I think these things were teal at one time. Now it's just straight raw metal.

    Does anyone know if you can mount a double railed Brooks to a seatpost that has integrated seat guts?

    TIA

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    I just got pictures from my powdercoater, he sandblasted my frame this morning. He also ground off the chain guard mounting tabs and filled the small holes in the headtube where the headbadge was riveted on. Here's a few pics:

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    I got a few options; probably going to run a set of tapered KHS bmx cruiser forks i got from @chattymatty a while back....

    Seems like everyone is out of 1" threaded 26" Landing Gears. Except me; Ha. But if you want a new, chrome, 4130, available-right-now option, you could get the Red Menace forks from Atomic Cycles; and you'd be supporting RRB Member @rev106 's business... [​IMG]
    http://genuinebicycleproducts.com/redmenace.html $95/shipped

    HTH
     
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  17. PhxBuckeye

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    Okay, so all my parts have been acquired:

    Black Redline Device cranks
    Anodized red Bear Trap pedals
    Older anodized red Profile 46t chainring
    Anodized red Sturmey Archer kickback hub w/matching front hub
    Black MTX33 rims, black spokes, anodized red nipples
    Red & black mushroom grips (though I have some cobra style red ones that I might use)
    Black vintage style cruiser bars
    The red anodized headset that was linked to me here
    Anodized red seat post
    Black sprung Brooks
    Tan wall black snakebelly tires
    A reproduction red (anodized looking paint) Mongoose double clamp (I have a vintage Murray double clamp that I could use).

    Now all that's left is to decide between chrome and black gloss for the frame. Cost will play a factor. My wife is losing her patience with this build.

    I really want to go chrome. I grew up riding a chrome DG with all red and blue anodize components with red snakebellys. It was stolen multiple times. One of the guys who stole it once was a guy, I won't use his name, who, at least at one time, owned at least one arena football team, among other businesses. Eventually, my dad got frustrated with all the parts getting clipped off of it even when it was locked up so he got rid of it and gave me a Nishiki mountain bike.

    I'm doing this build with that DG in mind.


    I can't wait to see everyone's finished bikes!
     
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  18. PhxBuckeye

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    BTW, the dropouts on these frames are massive. One of the guys who bought one is planning to put 29" wheels on his.
     
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    Very cool thread! Looking forward to seeing what everyone builds!
     
  20. Shop Rats

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    Frame all primed and doin a little mock up


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