b.o.b.o.b. (putting unwanted exercycles parts to good use)

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  1. badmuller

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    Just wondered, can you still inflate the rear tire or do you have to dismantle the bike for that?

    maybe an extension that sticks through the disc somewhere...
  2. icyuod2

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    as it sits right now, ya have to dismantle the rear wheel assembly. i've been waiting for a friend of
    mine to bring by a 1.5" diamond hole saw. (never had much luck drilling steel with the standard bi-metal hole saw)
    when it arrives i'll drill a hole to access the valve.

    did a little more work first thing this morning.
    finished the plate. its just thin galvanized sheet metal . (brackets also) all cut with wiss 3"
    long tin snips that remove the burr while you cut.
    i just cut and used my table to fold em, then bent em around the bar.
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    short on grips, so bar clambs and string it is. :)
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    why do i have a gas pump on my deck you ask? perhaps it was for the picture,
    but probably cause i don't make a habbit of turning away $40 gas pumps (if i need em or not.) :lol:
  3. LCW

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    Looks great, there is the same excercycle in someones yard down the road, i may have to grab that.
  4. icyuod2

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    i highly recommend it. :)
  5. FOUND OBJECTS

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    Yup...still looking good! :lol:
  6. icyuod2

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    alright, i'm done with it till after the buildoff.
    3 speed shifters installed. i used some of an after market suntour, a small 8 ball and the top of an old canada pacific(railroad) fire extinguiser.

    rides like a dream.
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  7. Gdcast

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    E X C E L L E N T !!!

    One of the best I´ve seen lately!
    In my humble opinion I would do only two things on her:
    1- Loose the tank/sheet.
    2- Paint front spokes golden.

    You have inspired me to start my next build,
    this bike has giving me so many good ideas and for that I thank you kindly sir! :wink:
  8. badmuller

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    C :shock: L !!!!

    Matching paint for the spokes? ,yes!(maybe paint the tank insert the same too).

    now give us some more of "skull-o sis" :)
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    turned out awesome! looks pretty done to me!
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  11. Korporal

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    That's absolutely devastating. (You know, in a good way)
  12. icyuod2

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    thx for the kind words guys.

    oh i'm digging the sheet metal, i wanna spend some time practicing my pinstriping skills. :)
    that being said, its easily removed/swapped out

    still not 100% committed to the color sceme, but it's here for a little while.
    matching spokes is a must.

    i do like the gold and blue together on that hot rod, but i think the white walls will set it off.

    i know where i can get a pair of 3" felt white walls, i just have to make the hour drive. :)
  13. bob4boardwalks

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    May I ask what triple trees you used? I've been looking for a set of them with the dual clamps on them and haven't had much luck.
  14. icyuod2

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    canadian tire stores here in canada have a cheap line of bicycles made for the company (super cycle)
    those triple tree's are from a cheap full suspention 24" supercycle i picked up for $10 on kijiji
    (used the rims for a previous build and held on to the triple tree's)
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    the forks themselves are just stainless tube i picked up from the local metal superstore.
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    I think this thing looks killer as is. It's ratty as heck and you know it'll stop people in thier tracks for a look. :shock: I like the stickers on the rear wheel the most. :D
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    This build is amazing! Absolutely friggin' amazing! :shock: :shock: :shock:
    Great job!
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    I like the black, gold and silver combo. I agree, gold spokes in the front would be sweet. The plate brackets (the "tank" plate) might be cool gold too. I'm digging this bike
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    WOW!! Very cool build! It came out amazing and what a great idea!! 8)
  19. icyuod2

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    thx guys, and thx for the suggestions. i've been sourcing out more old car stickers. i just need to find ones small enough.

    i'd like to eventually give the sheet metal an old school cascar/stock car style number/sponsers. faded and scratched up. then i'll probably cake it in stickers. :)
  20. feuerdog

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    This bike has such an interesting heavy duty/steampunk/boardtrack/industrial style to it.

    It's got so much potential to go in so many different style directions. Very cool.

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