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*BELLOWING YELLOW* IS DONE!!!!!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 BIKES' started by Skipton, May 27, 2011.

  1. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Ok I am going to use my one bike change clause.. "the Bull" will be built just don't have the time ( or money) to do it justice right now

    so in the RatRod spirit I will be doing a K.I.S.S. build

    Starts with this Sears diamond frame i got from Markm last weekend....Thanks again Mark!
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    Keep it simple will be easy with this one. love the color and paint is in good shape, don't need to repaint
    and I think it's a cool looking frame :wink:

    Not totally set on what will happen with this one....but this extra fender will get used
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    Going to use some parts off of this bike that I bought from Ratina last Fall (thanks Ben) I like the bars
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    Cool lights
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    Everyone's Build are looking great!

    More to come....
     
  2. Markm

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    Re: Let's Do This! ~~ Restart ~~

    SWEET!!!!
     
  3. herr_rudolf

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    Nice stuff...
    The blue Sears is a 26"er?

    More luck this time and have fun.
     
  4. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    :mrgreen: thought you might like it!

    Yep 26" hard to find any 28"ers in the States :(

    Thanks! and it's always fun around here! :mrgreen: :lol:
     
  5. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Let's Do This! ~~ Restart ~~

    herr_rudolf

    I forgot that the wheels that are on the sears are Schwinn S-7's :x 26 x 1 3/4 they are only 571 mm

    Compared to a usual three speed bike size 26 x 1 3/8 ........590 mm

    Got the wheels of the black bike and I have some all white tires that should look good against the blue

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    Sorry about the messing pic just got the wheels off after work tonight.

    In the photo the wheels look a little to big :shock: .....but I think this was the size wheel and tire that the bike came with.

    I will get them on tomorrow
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    Bars may not work....
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    hard to tell in the pics but they might be to short may not be comfortable..... I will keep playing with them and many others :wink:
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    More to come.....with better pics!
     
  6. LowpowerD

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    That stem with the bars is perfect. Keep up the good work!
     
  7. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Let's Do This! ~~ Restart ~~

    Got the three speed wheels on this morning, And the bars are growing on me :D
    Got this tank from Petrohead (Thanks!) for a different project. but this diamond frame is just the right place for it.
    I have some ideas for a cool seat this one just for mock up... going to need a lay back seat post.

    Next up fender work :wink:

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  8. XC204

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    I think this on is going to be sharp Skipton. could you flip the tank so the tail paralles the top tube? hey I have a steel stem that would be weldable for the springer fork.
     
  9. ratina

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    I like where this is going
     
  10. SSG

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    The look from the front is awesome. The bars and tank totally work with that bike.
     
  11. ratina

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    I don't remember if that bike had a shifter, but I have a white grip shifter that might work if you want it when you come out
     
  12. rife with bikes

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    I've got a sears free spirit thats the same color. nice so far!
     
  13. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Thanks Guys for all the positive comments!

    Thanks Gary still figuring out just how best to mount the tank

    Thanks Ben..... black bike has no shifter I might just take you up on that. I do have a 333 muscle bike shifter I may use

    Thanks I am real happy how the bars and light look :D

    Thanks! I am a sucker for a cool blue bike :wink:


    Got the rear fender mock up this morning.....

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    I have a little more work to get the rear to sit just right.

    Going to use these cool tubular braces off the black donor bike
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    They are a little long but I can shorten them up. to get the fender right on the tire with no gap...plus air in the tire will help :wink:
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    Having a BLAST!

    Front fender to get a similar treatment

    Then try to figure out how to mount this :mrgreen:

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    more to come!

    Thanks for looking!
     
  14. SCHWINNRAY69

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    The famous Skipton fender :mrgreen: I love it :D
     
  15. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Thanks! I even had to laugh when I saw how familiar the fender looked :wink:


    The shifter I may or may not use
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  16. herr_rudolf

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    I love this pic.
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  17. Gdcast

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    Great build so far Skipton, I´m using a diamond frame too (viewtopic.php?f=55&t=40544), mine is a little bit different now but we share similar ideas.
    keep up the good work! :wink:
     
  18. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    herr_rudolf, Gdcast ,

    Thanks for the positive comments guys! coming from you two guys it means a lot! :D
     
  19. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: Let's Do This! * Now Known As Speedy *Front Fender 1.0

    I was working in the LET'S DO THIS BIKES! world headquarters (my basement) last night. Planing to do the same treatment to the front fender....Then I remembered I have a cool set of Raleigh fenders

    What do you think?


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    I can make it one seamless fender out of the two
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  20. herr_rudolf

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    Re: Let's Do This! * Now Known As Speedy *Front Fender 1.0

    DO IT!
    I've always wondered how that would look like, but was afraid to try out myself...
    The mock-up is very promising.
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