Basman 346

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  1. Ace

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    She's just lucky my Basman is too long to fit in bed. :lol:
     
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  3. Ace

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    lol, gonna need a bigger tent, but I come prepared :lol:
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    How's this as a solution ? Aluminum diamondplate I shaped today and rattlecanned in satin black:
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    Looks a lot more complementary and durable than a flimsy piece of wood. Me like.
     
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    The diamond plate looks awesome! I would still keep the wood for riding around during the spring/summer months. 8)
     
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    Funny story: when I first showed up at my brother's with this bike, it made his 11 year old son called Sam giggle, as the bike has Schwalbe Fat Franks. My bro's name is Frank and he is far from fat :mrgreen: but guess what we all came across the other day: a bike with Schwalbe Smart Sams, which totally made my nephew's day :lol: but I guess you've had to be there to find this as funny as we did...

    Great looking tires for a klunker though, never seen these before:
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    Finally got around to attaching my official Ratrodbikes licenseplate 8)

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    I also made a reflectorthingy on the rearhub, using an old leather belt. Figured the little holes would help drain excess water and dirt. Cunning, right? :mrgreen:

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    Still debating what to put on it...probably just Basman, as the brand is not shown anywhere on these bikes, only 346.
     
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    I love your bike!!! The Seat looks like it is adjusted forward. How tall are you? I prefer this frame over the medium, but I'm only 5'6" with short legs. Do you have any pictures of somebody riding the bike, and how tall they are? Mr. Genetics, how I loathe you.

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks! I'm 6' tall but at 5'6" I would try both framesizes before deciding what is comfortable for yourself. I moved the seat to the front of the seatstay, but ended up with the chrome seatrail at the back hitting it with every bump in the road. Replaced the seat with a Lepper Primus and shortened the rear of the seatstay so they wouldn't interfere with eachother. The Lepper seat is also a bit lower than the standard 346 seat. The 346 seat is on my Ghostrider now as it is quite comfy.
     
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    I'm not that big and i'm driving a basman also.
    I'm only 168 cm tall and the length off my innerlegs is only 75 cm.
    I realy like to drive the basman.
    Here's mine: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24259

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    Me riding my Basman.

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    I'm the one on the right.
     
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    How was your leg-reach with the standard 346 seat? My ride improved with just that extra bit needed for a comfy ride when I replaced mine with that lower Lepper Primus seat. I might be 6' but also with relative short legs. I blame my mum. :mrgreen:
     
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    With the standard 346 seat moved a little forward, i could reach the pedals easaly. :mrgreen:
    The only thing I didn't like was how the 346 seat looks at the seat post. :cry:

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    I have the brooks b33 mounted as low as possible to the seat post.

    That makes it possible to move the seat a little bit more to the back,wich looks a lot better for me. :wink:
     
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    The way you replaced your seat with a brooks it works out you moved your buttbone 5 cms forward and 10 cms down. That's a total shift towards comfort by 11.18 cms, roughly :mrgreen: a world of difference, I expect?
     
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    Front fender, painted satin black yesterday. I think it makes the front look more like one unit now:

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    Rear fender will follow asap 8) like it so far?
     
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    Yep!

    Ready for fbi?
     
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    Once the rear fender is done, yes sir! Running out of paint on a sunday is not my greatest achievement. :mrgreen:
     
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    There ya go, both fenders satin black:

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    I think I'm ready now, all that's left white is the frame :mrgreen:
     
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    :D Really looking very good mate! are you doing the FBI or the COTY this year? It clashed with all sorts for us so no go, very sad because we had the week off work booked as well..... anyway shame we aint spoke in a while!
     
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    Shame you're not coming Boris, would have been great to catch up with you mate! Guess we'll have to make up for that on FB :wink:
     
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    Hi Nice basman, I'm interested to know how you got the headlight mounted, what bracket is that? is it something off the shelf or custom bracket? and what powers the headlight?

    Cheers,
    Poch

     
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    This is way cool !!! Im thinkin' that I just gotta find one to test ride........or better yet, one in each size to trial?
     

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