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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

    Better be able to back it up...
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    Oh yeah! Make my day!!!
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    Right turn, Clyde...
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    Time for some real pics.

    I'm using a Repco branded department store frame. I've picked up a few of these when they come on special........It's about the cheapest way to get a cantilever frame here in Australia.
    I've been wanting to do a bare metal build for a while, so this will be it. The plan is for a low, fat tired, tough looking bike with not much extra stuff hanging off it. I'm sure it will find it's own direction once I start putting the parts together.

    The frame
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    Some of the parts to go on it
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

    For a retrobike that's a pretty nice frame you've got... Looks like a custom stretch job right behind the steeringtube.
    Good luck and have some fun!
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    This will be good!
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    Got the front laced up and tire fitted..........rear is nearly done. I used a pair of SunRims Rhyno Lite rims. Pretty happy with the look.

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    Keep it coming!

    Cheers,
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    Rear done. "Borrowed" the valve caps from the RRBBO5 bike.

    It was a holiday (Labour Day) in the state I live in, so I took advantage of the day off to get some bike work done.

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    Yeah, we're pretty happy with the look also! Have fun!
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (did some more work)

    I always planned to use two stems on this bike - one on each of the fork legs with split bars. I had previously fitted the fork to another bike, and had cut down the fork legs, and when I fitted them to this frame, I found that the fork legs didn't have enough length protruding through the top plate to be able to clamp a stem to. I could have fittted the stems under the top plate, but it's not the look I'm after.

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    Mmmm...........look at it for 30 minutes..........look in the parts bin...........look at the bike again........start to think I'm gonna have to buy a new fork for the longer legs (don't want to weld on extensions, as it will ruin the chrome), then :idea: :idea: :idea: ......where did I put that quill adaptor???

    Found it!!
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    Perfect :D . Just have to pick up another one, find two stems the same and trim the fork legs
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (problem and solution)

    That is an awesome idea!! cant wait to see it finished!
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (problem and solution)

    How good are quill adapters? :mrgreen:
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (problem and solution)

    Cool idea, I have very little experience with threadless setups. But, if you're running the stems in the forks, how will you secure the steer tube? Doesn't the stem typically 'pull it all together'?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (did some more work)

    Two stem? Hmmm...

    viewtopic.php?f=55&t=39623#p386622

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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (problem and solution)

    I'd think that a seat post clamp would work as well as a stem for that function...
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (problem and solution)

    Dr. T, I'm still going to use a star nut in the steer tube. I'll just use a narrow spacer instead of the stem, and pull it all together. The top plate is also secured to the steer tube by a clamp type setup.
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (did some more work)

    I've always liked the two stem/split bar idea after seeing it a few years ago. European builders have been using this stem system for years. Have seen it on a number of Basman and scratch built bikes using triple trees. I've even seen pics of custom motorcycles using MTB stems and split bars.

    A pic of a bike on this site from a couple of years ago
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    Re: Bareknuckle Brawler (did some more work)

    I'll still call dibs on the idea. haha :lol:

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