BarrelBanana Lowrider - still in (ab)use

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  1. SwissGuy

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    Hello fellow builders. I kind of started a build without nowing that I'm already building. So as I continued I thought, why not join the build off...

    Here is what I already did/got so far:

    A bent fork (that's where it started last week)
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    A frame for the fork (I had this one hanging around in my shop for a while)
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    Some barrel staves
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    and a discarded fog machine
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    Let's see where this leads to....
     
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  2. SwissGuy

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    That's the "jig" I used for bending the fork:
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  3. SwissGuy

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    And that's what the barrel staves are for:
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  4. G-Matt

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    Love that fork


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  5. The Renaissance Man

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    Looks like this will be a fun build to watch!
     
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  6. Chief

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    intrigued
     
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  7. SwissGuy

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    And another step on the barrel banana is done:
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  8. SwissGuy

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    Oh wait, I think we've got a name for the bike: May I present you the
    :banana::banana::banana:BarrelBanana Lowrider :banana::banana::banana:
     
  9. OddJob

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    Welcome! Your build has wood on it, I'm already intrigued! Rat on!
     
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  10. SwissGuy

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    I'm more the woodworm type of builder, as I dont know to weld...:grin:
     
  11. OneHorsePower

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    Welcome to the party! :hi:

    Nice fabrication under the seat :thumbsup:
    what you used for the blocks ? pvc blocks ? or is that black stained wood :39:
     
  12. SwissGuy

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    It's scraps of birch plywood.

    Gesendet von meinem K00E mit Tapatalk
     
  13. SwissGuy

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    When I got back home today I dug these out of a box:
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    They sat in a box for years (I bought them for a murphy bed I never built). Now they will find a new home right here:
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    They will move the 28" back wheel further back and up. In the front I tried a 26" but it's too tight. So I'll switch back to 24" as in the first post:
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    Sorry for the bad pictures, but I had only my phone with me...
     
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  14. SwissGuy

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    Just made the adapter plates for the back wheel:
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  15. SwissGuy

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    Yesterday I got a 24" front wheel from a friend. So it was time for a serious mockup. (back wheel is still a placeholder as it has to be built):
    Saddle has to be level, but I like it already
    [​IMG]

    Sissybar made out of barrel staves as well? Let's see where this leads:
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    Adapterplates work fine (changed already)
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    Original crank arm is to long, replacement is already at hand:
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    I also put aside some other stuff for this build:
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    This morning I stumbled over this beauty:
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  16. SwissGuy

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    I want to put in a 3gear Torpedo with coaster break. So today I sloted the dropouts to be able to adjust the chain tension.
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    When mounted the slots will be almost level:
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    And this is how I intend to fix the break anchor:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. OddJob

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    Custom slotted dropouts! I like how you quickly visualize things, make the changes and move forward. This has a great 'rat rod' vibe!
     
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  18. ratcycle

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    I cannot see any pictures
     
  19. SwissGuy

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    All normal and visible here (as well as on tapatalk)
     
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  20. Chad T

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    I can't see the pics either....sounds good though.
     

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