Autumnic Dog

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  1. sharmangasaurusrex

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    I missed last years BO9 and wished I hadn't as I had so much fun in BO8, so I am in again this year. Though I have only built musclebike-rats in the past, it really isn't practical for a 6'1", 265lb man to be pedalling around on a 20" bike (think a bear on a unicycle), so I have been accumulating 26" parts for the past few years to build a nice single speed cruiser for myself. I may not finish as I work a tonne, and when I'm not working I try to spend time with my beautiful wife and 2 year old son, but I'm going to give it a shot. The plan is to strip the paint off the frame and forks and do a copper/red combo colour scheme. The build itself is going to be very basic as I have slowly gathered each part in mind for this one build. The head tube will have to be cut down 1/4" inch to accommodate the fork properly, and the fork/dropouts will have to be tinkered with to fit the wheels. Other than that, all I need is some pedals, a chain, and a heavy-duty layback seatpost which I plan to purchase from slowriderz.

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  2. kingfish254

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    Awesome parts and a name the godfather of funk would love.
     
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  3. The Renaissance Man

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    Nice parts! Love the loop tail.

    If I counted right, you represent the 10th country entered in BoTen!
     
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    Great stuff. I dig it!![​IMG]GTB! PEACE
     
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    What frame is that anyway?
     
  6. sharmangasaurusrex

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    It's the Colson (Firestone Flying Ace) frame I bought from Bri-in-RI last year. Yeah I really love George Clinton, Parliament, The P-Funk Allstars, etc. and was lucky enough to see him live a few years back at this awesome bar I worked at http://www.commodoreballroom.com/gallery/. I took the night off and danced my assets off. It's still one of the best shows I've ever seen.
     
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    Great parts pile, sounds like you have a good plan too!

    Luke.
     
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    Lots of goodies to start with.
    Welcome back to the fun.
     
  9. Schwinnspastic

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    Great starting point though the purist in me cringed when I read you want to cut the head tube, the rat roder in me said go for it .
    These loop tail frames look so cool and can take a 24x3 tire , that's what I used on mine.
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  10. sharmangasaurusrex

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    I recently had my puter crash and have just got a new (used) laptop from a friend so I'm not sure how many programs I have to reinstall to make things work correctly as I can't seem to upload my phone pics to the computer to put on photobucket. Either way I am going to try copy and paste from facebook and hope it works. Anyway, I did a tiny bit of work on my build and am happy to announce that I won't have to cut the headtube down, but I have run into a few other issues. The sprocket I have doesn't fit my crank arm, and neither does the only other spare non-skiptooth sprocket I have laying around. I did grind down the openings to the forks and truss rods to acomodate the wheelset and now have a rolling chassis. [​IMG]
     
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    You should be able to email your phone pics to yourself and then save them off to the PC.
    Those wheels/tires are so wild, it almost looks like you painted the frame a dark purple. Prince would be proud!!
    It's a wild combo, but I really like the look of it.
     
  12. Jarod24

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    Just picked up one of these frames. One of my favorites! Glad you were able to continue your build with out cutting that headtube.
     
  13. sharmangasaurusrex

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    Just ordered a layback seat post from slowriderz, so that'll really help the build. I'm not sure if it's possible but I may try to drill a second hole in the sprocket so I can still use it, and that way I won't have to spend more $$ on the build than I have to. After that I'll just need pedals and a chain, then I can disassemble it and paint it before piecing it back together
     
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    I like this looptail frame! Very nice
     
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    So I have gotten next-to-nothing done on my ride recently. Actually the only progress I've made is drilling another hole in my spare sprocket to fit the crank.[​IMG]theater I didn't want to ruin the CCM sprocket, so I'm going with plan B. I expect to get a lot more done once my seat post from RRB member slowriderz arrives. After that I will be able to almost fully piece together Autumnic Dog and see if there's any tinkering I need to do before stripping and painting. That being said, I may leave it unpainted for the time being so that I have it available to ride to this event https://www.facebook.com/events/852716528135137/
     
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    Great parts, goin' be a cool bike!
     
  17. sharmangasaurusrex

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    Gotta leave this video here as it's the naming (and stylistic) inspiration for my build.
     
  18. sharmangasaurusrex

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    So I got my layback seat post from slowriderz, but due to my haste I had ordered one with the wrong angle and realized that it wouldn't work for the look I want, therefore I went ahead and ordered the right post. It should arrive sometime soon so I'll have almost everything I need to finish. Today I received these cake toppers.
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    I used a little ingenuity (drill and hot glue gun) and turned these badboys into some valve caps for Autumnic Dog.
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  19. kingfish254

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    Never thought that I would say these words.
    Hot glue and a valve cap up Scooby Doo's butt turned out to be a pretty cool idea.
     
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  20. sharmangasaurusrex

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    Kingfish, I stole the idea from you. A few years ago you sold me 2 Cartman chess pieces for valve caps. I've tried many other things since (bouncy balls, Old Style Pilsner dice, other figurines) but these are my best work lol
     
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