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Badd Mojo

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 4 BIKES' started by texasbigjon, May 28, 2009.

  1. texasbigjon

    texasbigjon

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    the dreamcycle has melted! :x after 3 wks. of fighting the higgins frame,i took the optional frame change and got more done in 2 hrs.,than i had in 3 wks.! :D so now i`ll be using a early post war rollfast frame mated to a flopped spaceliner fork.this will be a more down and dirty build.i`m moving all the purdy parts over to my murray/elgin build,later in the fall! should have mock up pics tomorrow! :D [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. texasbigjon

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    took a couple of mock up pics before work this afternoon.i have pretty much decided on shooting the frame with red oxide primer.then painting the headtube and frame darts in almond w/ black pinstriping,then clear coating it. the red brick tires will be mounted on almond painted wheels.also leaning towards some apehangers,instead of the mystery bars! 8) after 3 wks. of frustration with the higgins,i`m just glad to be building again! :lol: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. JoeyMac

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    I LOVE those handlebars. So big and in-your-face!
     
  4. deorman

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    The flipped rat trap really suits the bike. So would that cool goose neck that was on it before. :| Too short?
     
  5. beatcad

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    i like it, but i really liked the bobbed(stubby) fender.
     
  6. texasbigjon

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    thats the same stem i used in the original dreamcycle mock up! :) just not sitting loose in the headtube! :wink:
     
  7. deorman

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    :? I meant the one off the old red skipper. :)
     
  8. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Bike looks great. But what if.... you flipped the mystery bars? :roll: :wink:
     
  9. bikebuilder

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    You would have a headset in your teeth.. :lol:
    Cool bars!
     
  10. texasbigjon

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    oh,that stem! :wink: probably just toss that in the garbage! :lol: :lol: i`ll have most of the remaining parts for the elgin build,in about 2 wks.so all of the original parts stay put! :wink:
     
  11. herr_rudolf

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    I love where this is going. And yeah, those handlebars are great. Tilt it a bit more forward and it'll line up perfectly with the headset and the curved bottom tube.
     
  12. Metal Militia

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    i like it, looks pretty wicked.
     
  13. MonsterMetal

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    Pretty freakin cool
     
  14. aka_locojoe

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    I really like the color combo you got going there already.
     
  15. Ace

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    "Who's afraid of red, yellow and blue" :mrgreen:
     
  16. Schwinnspastic

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    this is lookin great, those are great lookin bars on this bike I'd stick with 'em
     
  17. Schweetcruisers

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    If you decide to sell those bars I interested, its funny you want ape hangers insted of those bars, and I want the mystery bars for my build insted of my ape hangers!! :mrgreen:
     
  18. bring.doom

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    bike is just to darn cool!
     
  19. kingplinker

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    bike is killer, great, strong stance to it, I think the bars make it. I have never seen bars like that - they seem to go with that bike good too...
     
  20. texasbigjon

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    Re: Badd Mojo : 6/17 update

    heres an update as to where i`m at now! i ended up doing alot more painting than i had originally planned,but i really like the direction its heading! :D downside is,painting in 95-98 degree weather,then waiting a week for everything to cure,kinda slows things down. :x so far...the wheels have been painted almond,clear coated,and mounted on the red bricks.the front forks were taken apart,shot in ruddy brown primer,clear coated,then re-assembled.the fender was chopped down,then along with an old wflyer chainguard i had,stripped and painted with krylon textured finish metallic copper.the star sprocket and stem,are being painted in krylon satin metallic copper.also came up with a nice set of red/brown coke bottle grips! 8) and lastly...jerry,the guy who sells the repop majestic/persons pedals on ebay,is making me a special set of red block pedals! :wink: back to the sweatshop! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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