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B.M.B. -JohnThomas Sorrels- update: Bricks Have Arrived!

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by JohThomas Sorrels, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. JohThomas Sorrels

    JohThomas Sorrels

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    Hopefully this is the right place to log my entry. I started with an unknown aluminum canti frame that had an ugly clear cout and a lot of scratches and knicks.

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    I spent a few hours hand sanding the frame and than polished it up.

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    This bike will be a little strange, I am building it to be a daily commuter bike that looks cool, It will hopefully have some fat tires and some road bike parts thrown in. More updated to come.
     
  2. jackdaw

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    Right on John. I'm going to do a thread pretty soon. Look forward to seeing what we all come up with.
     
  3. OUTLAW

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    that cleaned up really nice. should be a fun build.

    Outlaw 8)
     
  4. Big_Daddy_Sloth

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    I feel sorry for any driver in an automobile that catches the reflection off of that. Hahaha.

    No I don't. I have no pity or sympathy for any cagers. :mad:
     
  5. OUTLAW

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    if the head set is 1" you can get a carbon front fork for it. I have one that I am using for my rails to trails build but my bike is a steel diamond frame. but that doesn't matter. it all works.lol. this will be a great build. I am watching this one. :)

    Outlaw 8)
     
  6. jackdaw

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    That is SHINY!! Looks good, cool aluminum frame.

    Havin' fun.

    Jackdaw
     
  7. JohThomas Sorrels

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    That'd be cool but I haven't seen any c.f. forks wide enough for 3" tires. My friend gave me a 3 piece crank adapter and I found the shimano crankset on ebay, cleaned it up and painted the arms leaf green, I plan to paint the rims and a few other small parts this color. I did a mockup with a seat tube I made today, I will cut it down a lot but made it long so I get the right length.

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  8. OUTLAW

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    that looks good. your right cf don't come in for a 3" tire. are those your cars in the back there? need some pic's of em. we like pic's of any rat rods. thanks.

    Outlaw 8)
     
  9. MplsCoaster

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    Hey JTS,

    You did a great job on the frame!
    You've inspired me to do something to my canti Al frame
    I like the direction you're taking it
    Looking forward to your updates
     
  10. jackdaw

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    Right on man. What is your commute like? It looks like that tire would be up for about anything.

    jackdaw
     
  11. JohThomas Sorrels

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    Yea, those are a 34' and a 41', both GM pickups, I'll get some photos of them up.

    Thanks, looking forward to see what you come up with.

    My current commute is hilly and mostly on road, I just prefer fat tires, the tire in the pictures is a nirve fatA for mock up but I am ordering a set of thick bricks.
     
  12. JohThomas Sorrels

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    Some updates, I started working on the back wheel. I sanded and painted the rim and cog ivy leaf green...

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    the color looks neon in the pictures but is much more low profile in real life.

    I also cleaned up the old crusty looking spokes with some steel wool, they shined up nicely. I'm thinking about getting new nipples but will probably stick with the old ones...

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    While I was at it I cleaned up this nexus 3 speed hub that I found out I had, I think I just need a shifter and shift rod for it...

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    Lastly, I did a quick zip tie mock up of an old government miners lamp I found in my grandpas shed and converted to led...

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  13. streetpirate

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    I love the battery box! I've been looking for one on the bay for a decent price for a while. IIRC they were also US Forest Service head lamps
     
  14. jackdaw

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    Wow man. Lookin' sweet.
     
  15. JohThomas Sorrels

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    Got the rear wheel laced up, just need to tighten and true it now...

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  16. JohThomas Sorrels

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    I got my handlebars and stem in the mail today, just waiting on tires and other little things before I can really work on it again...

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  17. JohThomas Sorrels

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    Re: Bare Metal Build Off Entry- JohnThomas Sorrels

    The bike has made some progress lately, I took apart the front wheel, painted it, and reassembled it, than today a box showed up. MY thick bricks finally arrived! I stopped by a lbs on the way home from work and got tubes and rim tape. Below are some shots of how she sits currently, lots of little thing to finish up...

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  18. badmuller

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    awesome!!
     
  19. Mugen_Stumpo

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    great :shock:
     
  20. jackdaw

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    Man, that looks KILLER!! The white tires on those green rims, Sweet.
     

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