ATOMIC PUNK - New camera time - August 8

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  1. bean

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    I'm in again. I'm starting with a Micargi Puma frame. This one will be gloss black with polished alloy, chrome and stainless parts. I'll be using two stems and split bars on the triple tree fork, a recovered WCC saddle and some cool lights. I'm not gonna spend much money on this build, or fabricate too many parts. The only things I have to find are a headlight and some alloy for the tank plates. The tail light will be a repop vintage microphone I picked up at a pawn shop. I'm not sure if I will use 24" or 26" wheels and tires yet.......the build will tell me as it progesses.

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    hey man ..allready like the idea ..very cool 8)
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    Diggin' the tail lite choice.
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    Frame and fork: great
    Seat: can't wait to see what you do with it
    Microphone taillight: brilliant!

    Good luck, can't wait to see it, last year was inspirational, I see the same thing coming again.
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    Awesome tailight idea
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    First job done. Cut the seat post down and mock up of where the saddle will roughly mount. I'll have to decide which wheels and tires I'm using to make sure I'll have clearance on the rear.

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    You just will not rest until your knees hit you in the chin while pedaling.
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    Nah, It's OK.......I have short legs :D
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    Crazy on the tail light......off to the pawn shops... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    I think I'm going to love this bike :D
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    Thanks, CCR :D . I'm actually more enthused over this build than I was for Bareknuckle Brawler last year (maybe because I won't be building wheels or forks!). I've got a solid plan this year, and won't be straying too far from it.

    I cut the bars today in readiness for the first mock-up in a couple of days. Also dug out a possible wheelset.

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    Here's my $400 wheelset :wink:. I built this a couple of years ago and have hardly used it. 26" Sun Double Wide rims with a Sachs Duomatic rear hub and a vintage Sachs front hub. Currently fitted with Electra Vintage Diamond 26x2.35 tires, but I have a set of 3g Boa-G's for this build if I use 26" wheels.
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    Sweet!! GTB !! Those wheels are sick! Peace
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    Looks like this is gonna be sweet.
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    Those look like winner wheels.
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    Your diversity to bike amazes me I truly look forward to the end result. Tail light idea = killer. 8)

    As for the Wheels I would say 24 rear 26 front IMO. :)

    Good luck mate.
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    You got a cool build going already! Best of Luck
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    I tried out the bars today, and put a set of wheels and tires on it. I'm not really diggin' the 26" look.......gotta get it much lower :D .......I'll have to see how 24's look, and slide the fork tubes up a bit.

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    Now I'm getting happier :D . Went back down to the workshop and changed the fork and wheels and tires.......it's starting to get the look I'm after. Just have to drop the rear a bit to level it out.
    I've been getting home later from work this week and we've had some rain, so I'm hoping for finer weather this week-end to take a couple of outside/daylight pics.

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    I will be watching this Grand Funk build!
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    Re: LOW COMMOTION - Wheelset update - May 5

    I've decided on the wheelset and tires I'm using. 24" double wall SunRims with NOS Sachs hubs and stainless spokes. Tires are Electra Fatti-O's..........maybe :? .

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